Gottschalk Instrumental and Vocal Concert: 3rd

Event Information

Irving Hall

Manager / Director:
Lafayette F. Harrison

Price: $.50; $1 reserved; $6 private boxes for five persons

Event Type:
Chamber (includes Solo)

Performance Forces:
Instrumental, Vocal

Record Information


Last Updated:
30 September 2013

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

07 Oct 1862, Evening

Program Details

Beriot: Tremola (T. Thomas) encored

Performers and/or Works Performed

aka Tremola; Tremolo; Le tremolo
Composer(s): Beriot
Composer(s): Gottschalk
Participants:  Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Composer(s): Gottschalk
Participants:  Louis Moreau Gottschalk


Advertisement: New York Herald, 06 October 1862, 7.
Prices were changed “In compliance with many requests, together with the fact that the accommodations of Irving Hall have been largely increased.” Gottschalk to play “a new and brilliant programme.”
Advertisement: New York Herald, 07 October 1862, 7.
Announcement: New York Herald, 07 October 1862, 4.
Announcement: Courrier des États-Unis, 07 October 1862.
“The price of entrance has been reduced to 50 cents, reserved seats will continue to cost $1.”
Announcement: New-York Times, 07 October 1862, 2.
Review: New York Herald, 08 October 1862, 4.

          "Gottschalk's Concert.--Gottschalk's concert at Irving Hall last evening was well attended. The entertainment was delightful and was warmly applauded by an elegant, fashionable and appreciative audience. Mrs. Jenny Kempton, who has not a voice of great power or compass, sang two or three agreeable ballads in a pleasing manner. Mr. J. R. Thomas, who is a good baritone, contributed handsomely towards the vocal part of the entertainment. The performances of Mr. Theodore Thomas on the violin were excellent and elicited repeated plaudits, particularly the 'Tremola' of De Beriot, in which he was enthusiastically encored. But the chief attraction was Mr. Gottschalk himself, whose brilliant execution on the piano delighted and dazzled the audience, who insisted upon encoring him in everything that he performed. He was particularly happy in the 'Danse des Sylphs' [sic] and the 'Murmures Eoliens,' the latter a splendid composition of his own. The concert was a decided success."

Review: Dwight's Journal of Music, 15 November 1862, 261.
“Mr. Gottschalk has given another series of concerts at Irving Hall. Their mixed character, reduced prices, and curiosity regarding the débuts of some of the ‘assistance,’ have drawn large audiences. . . . [Many performers] have taken part in the programmes, the selections of which have been as usual, with an occasional good thing sandwiched between bad and indifferent.”