Gottschalk Instrumental and Vocal Concert: 4th

Event Information

Irving Hall

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)

09 Oct 1862, Evening

Program Details

Performers and/or Works Performed


Advertisement: New-York Times, 08 October 1862, 7.
Advertisement: New York Herald, 08 October 1862, 7.
Kempton’s third appearance. “Gottschalk’s Last Concert Previous to his departure for the Eastern States.”
Announcement: Courrier des États-Unis, 09 October 1862.
"This evening, at Irving Hall, the fourth and last Gottschalk concert before his departure for Boston.”
Advertisement: New York Herald, 09 October 1862, 7.
Lists the Overture to Guillaume Tell.
Review: New-York Daily Tribune, 10 October 1862, 8.

     “Notwithstanding the great heat of the weather--and who can remember any other second week in October with a thermometer above 80° in the shade--the concert of Mr. Gottschalk was very full.  There was a great predominance of ladies, of course, in these belligerent times, but the men were sufficient to deal out a great deal of applause. The  performers were the same as at the previous concerts, with the addition of Mr. Sanderson. They were, beside Mr. Gottschalk, Mrs. Jenny Kempton, Mr. J. R. Thomas, Mr. Theo. Thomas. The new pieces, the piano duets, were vastly applauded. The overture to William Tell, by Messrs. Gottschalk and Snaderson, received double encore. Of the other artists we have nothing to add to previous late notices.”

Review: New York Post, 10 October 1862, 2.

     “Gottschalk's concert last night at Irving Hall was very well attended, and notwithstanding the great heat, the audience was so enthusiastic as to demand double encores.  The admired pianist has never played better in this country than he did last night. He was assisted by Harry Sanderson, Theodore Thomas, J. R. Thomas and Mrs. Kempton, all of whom gave satisfaction.”

Review: New-York Daily Tribune, 13 October 1862, 2.
“Sanderson “distinguished himself by his playing of the bravura duets with Mr. Gottschalk.”
Review: New York Herald, 13 October 1862, 2.

     "Mr. Gottschalk terminated his first series of concerts at Irving Hall on Thursday last . . . "

Review: New York Post, 16 October 1862, 2.
Sanderson “creditably assisted Gottschalk.”
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.”