Fourth of July Concert

Event Information

Venue(s):
Central Park Mall

Conductor(s):
Harvey Bradley Dodworth

Event Type:
Band

Record Information

Status:
Published

Last Updated:
26 December 2012

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

04 Jul 1865, 3:30 PM

Program Details

The concert was performed in three parts.

Performers and/or Works Performed

2)
aka Park march, The; Central Park; Central Park music; Salutory park march; Salutary park march; Concert-Signal March; Proem
Composer(s): Dodworth
3)
Composer(s): Flotow
4)
aka Vive l'America, home of the free;
Composer(s): Millard
Text Author: Millard
5)
aka Violetta
Composer(s): Faust
7)
aka Midsummer night's dream, A; wedding march
Composer(s): Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
8)
aka Volunteers' welcome home march
Composer(s): Downing
9)
Composer(s): Donizetti
10)
aka National melodies; National medley; national songs; National airs
12)
aka Krondiamanten, Die
Composer(s): Auber
13)
Composer(s): Strauss
14)
Composer(s): Rehm
15)
Composer(s): Unknown composer
16)
aka Union: north, south, east, and west
Composer(s): Dodworth

Citations

1)
Announcement: New York Herald, 04 July 1865, 1.

Includes program.

2)
Announcement: New-York Times, 04 July 1865, 1.

Includes program.

3)
Review: New-York Times, 06 July 1865, 4.

     “The Park was visited on the Fourth by some thirty or forty thousand persons, most of whom were on foot, there being a marked absence of carriages and equestrians.  Dodworth’s Band occupied the pagoda, and about 3 ½ P.M. commenced the concert, which was listened to by an immense audience.  Another set of musicians occupied a boat on the lake, from which they gave forth inspiriting strains.  No crackers, torpedoes or pistol-firing being allowed, the Park was as quiet as on any other day, the visitors congratulating themselves that there was at least one place in the city free from the smell of gunpowder and the noise of torpedoes.  The assemblage was a most quiet and orderly one, not a single disturbance of any kind taking place.”