Grand Charity Concert

Event Information

Academy of Music

Emanuele Muzio
Frederick B. Helmsmüller

Price: $2.00

Event Type:

Performance Forces:
Instrumental, Vocal

Record Information


Last Updated:
4 June 2016

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

12 Nov 1864, 8:00 PM

Program Details

Mr. Helmsmuller, orch dir

Kellogg, Morensi, Susini “and others” by kind permission of Mr. Maretzek.

Performers and/or Works Performed


Advertisement: New-York Times, 10 November 1864, 7.
“Mr. GOTTSCHALK has most generously consented to play.  This will be HIS LAST APPEARANCE in New-York prior to his departure for Mexico.  Orchestra under the direction of Mr. HELMSMULLER.  Conductor…….. Signor MUZIO.”
Announcement: New York Herald, 11 November 1864.

Announcement: New-York Times, 11 November 1864, 4.
 “It came to pass in the “good old times” before secession vexed the land, that the annual ball of the Nursery was of all annual balls the most charming, the most animated, and the most “fashionable” The “Annual Ball” has ceased to be; but the Nursery still extends its priceless relief to hundreds of poor and distressed mothers, and the Child’s Hospital still opens wide its doors of tenderness to the disinherited of the earth. And as in the place of the ball something must be found to persuade fashion into paying its tithes of alms, the ladies of this excellent institution have judiciously availed themselves of Mr. Maretzek’s brief interregnum at the Academy, to offer the world the finest concert of the season—a concert to be adorned not only by the lights of the opera stage, but by the stars of the opera-boxes.
This concert will be given on Saturday night. Miss Morensi, Miss Kellogg, Signor Lucini [sic] will sing for it; and Gottschalk will there make his adieux to the public of New-York, ere he follows Mazzoleni to the halls of the Montezumas.  To hear the best possible music in the best possible company, and with the noble consciousness of contributing thereby to the resources of one of the best of all possible charities, what more can man or woman ask in the way of pleasure of duty?
The passions of election week could not well subside in a more harmonious fashion; and as the occasion, the object, the performers, and the company, will all conspire for its success we may confidently announce the grand concert of Saturday as the fairest fête of the musical year.”

Advertisement: New-York Times, 12 November 1864, 7.