Barili Brothers Grand Annual Complimentary Concerts

Event Information

Irving Hall

Price: $1.50; $2 for both concerts

Event Type:
Chamber (includes Solo)

Performance Forces:

Record Information


Last Updated:
9 July 2013

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

30 Mar 1865, Evening

Program Details

Performers and/or Works Performed


Advertisement: New-York Times, 27 March 1865, 7.

     “Signors Antonio and Ettore Barili, beg to announce their Grand Annual Concerts for the above evenings, on which occasions they will be assisted by their pupils.”

Announcement: New York Herald, 30 March 1865.

Announcement: New-York Times, 30 March 1865, 5.

     "This evening will be one of unusual interest, as many new candidates for lyric and concert fame will be introduced to the public.  The Brothers Barili will be assisted by their most promising pupils—Antonio’s Philharmonic Society, which forms an admirable chorus; Mr. Alfred Pease, the well-known and popular pianist; and Master Alfred Barili, (son of Ettore, the baritone,) who will make his debut on this occasion as a pianist, having arrived at the ripe old age of ten years.  The previous pupils of Mr. Antonio Barili have made their mark in the musical world.  We need only cite Miss Morensi, Mrs. Van Zandt, and Miss Frida De Gebele, and much is expected from the new comers, some of whom, as Mrs. Farnham, Miss Norton, Miss Natalie, are already favorably known to the concert-going public.  The programme is well selected, and calculated to develop the talent of all the artists engaged in its interpretation.”

Review: New-York Daily Tribune, 31 March 1865, 5.

     “The brothers Barili gave their grand annual complimentary concert, at Irving Hall, last evening.  They were assisted by past and present pupils, among whom Mrs. Farnham was the most distinguished, Mr. A. H. Vease [sic], Signor Mongiardini, and the Barili Philharmonic Society, which made a chorus of some thirty voices. Mrs. Farnham’s share in the Trovatore ‘Miserere’—the duet from Don Pasquale presented her voice and style in the most favorable point of view. The Philharmonic were better in Signor Barili’s ‘Coro Mazurka,’ than in any other specimen of their choral ability. Mr. Alfred H. Pease never before played so well in public. He gained a unanimous encore in Raff’s ‘Cacoucha,’ and executed his own Paraphrase de Concert on Faust admirably.”

Review: Courrier des √Čtats-Unis, 03 April 1865.

     "The Barili brothers, Antonio and Ettore, known in the musical world as teachers of the highest rank, gave their annual soiree on Thursday at Irving Hall, with the assistance of their students and several distinguished artists."