Strakosch Chamber Concert: 4th

Event Information

Niblo's Concert Saloon

Manager / Director:
Max Strakosch

Carl Rosa

Price: $1; $1.50 reserved

Event Type:
Chamber (includes Solo)

Performance Forces:
Instrumental, Vocal

Record Information


Last Updated:
26 October 2011

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

24 Feb 1865, Evening

Program Details

Performers and/or Works Performed


Advertisement: New York Herald, 19 February 1865.

Advertisement: New-York Times, 20 February 1865.

Advertisement: Courrier des États-Unis, 20 February 1865.

Announcement: New York Herald, 23 February 1865, 4.
“This will be the first of a new series of concerts following their return from a highly successful tour to Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, where they have been playing to crowded houses for the past week.”
Announcement: New York Post, 24 February 1865.

Announcement: New-York Times, 24 February 1865, 4.

Review: New-York Times, 27 February 1865, 5.
“Mr. MAX   STRAKOSCH gave two concerts at Niblo’s Saloon last week. The performers were Mlle. De KATOW, Miss LAURA HARRIS, Mr. JAMES M. WEHLI, and Mr. ERNEST PEERING [sic]. The last-named gentleman is the well known song composer. Several years ago he sang in concerts with Herr FORMES and we are glad to welcome him back to our City. He has a pleasing voice and is a thorough musician. Mlle. De KATOW, the Russian violoncellist, played several solos with a remarkable degree of execution. She is a mistress of the instrument in all that relates to womanly feeling and precise singing effect.  Mr. WEHLI is certainly the most remarkable pianist ever heard in this country. His technical facility appears to be unlimited, and his range of style extends from the colossal Fantasi [sic] on operatic themes to the tremulous reiterations of the Idylle. Mr. WEHLI’S touch is exquisite, his power enormous, and his execution with the left hand something that cannot be described.  He is a bravura player of the highest class, and as such will undoubtedly create a profound sensation wherever he goes. Mr. WEHLI plays upon CHICKERING’S pianos.  We refer to the fact in justice to an eminent American firm, and to add that the piano used on Saturday was certainly one of the most brilliantly toned and evenly regulated instruments we have ever heard. The scale was perfect from beginning to end, the power inexhaustible, and the pedal nuances delicate, and free from the wheeziness which usually attends them. Miss  LAURA HARRIS sang with acceptance to the audience”