James M. Wehli Matinee: 2nd

Event Information

Venue(s):
Wallack's Theatre

Price: $1.00

Event Type:
Chamber (includes Solo)

Performance Forces:
Instrumental, Vocal

Record Information

Status:
Published

Last Updated:
15 January 2015

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

20 Jan 1866, 1:00 PM

Performers and/or Works Performed

2)
Composer(s): Wehli
Participants:  James M. Wehli
3)
aka Rivulet
Composer(s): Wehli
Participants:  James M. Wehli
4)
Composer(s): Wehli
Participants:  James M. Wehli
5)
Composer(s): Mercadante
6)
aka Marche des Amazones
Composer(s): Costa
Participants:  James M. Wehli
7)
Composer(s): Wehli
Participants:  James M. Wehli

Citations

1)
Advertisement: New-York Times, 14 January 1866.
2)
Announcement: New-York Times, 15 January 1866, 5.
3)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 18 January 1866.
4)
Announcement: New-York Times, 19 January 1866, 4.
5)
Review: New York Herald, 21 January 1866.

     “Mr. Wehli appears to be a great favorite with the ladies of the metropolis, to judge from the large audience, consisting principally of the fair sex, that greeted him yesterday at Wallack’s theatre. The clapping of tiny hands and the waving of embroidered handkerchiefs peremptorily insisted on ‘a little more of the same kind of music, if you please,’ after each arduous piece. It mattered not whether it was after one of those extraordinary left hand feats of his, in which his wrist must experience pretty much the same sensations as that of a tyro with the Indian club, or those rapid scintillations which he casts around some popular melody—the relentless fair ones would have an encore each time….It is a pity that Mr. Wehli does not introduce Liszt’s works in his concerts, and forbear expending his wonderful powers on nursery ballads.”

6)
Review: New York Post, 22 January 1866, 2.

     “[A] thorough and brilliant success. . . . crowded by an audience including many of the most fashionable and accomplished ladies of the city.”

7)
Review: New-York Times, 22 January 1866, 4.

     Brief mention.  “Mr. Wehli’s second matinee at Wallack’s Theatre on Saturday was liberally attended by the ladies.”

8)
Review: New-York Daily Tribune, 22 January 1866, 5.