Thomas Orchestral and Promenade Concert: 14th

Event Information

Venue(s):
Belvedere Lion Park

Proprietor / Lessee:
Paul [proprietor] Falk

Conductor(s):
Theodore Thomas [see also Thomas Orchestra]

Event Type:
Choral, Orchestral

Performance Forces:
Instrumental

Record Information

Status:
Published

Last Updated:
17 October 2017

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

18 Jul 1865, 4:30 PM

Program Details

The name and numbering of this series of concerts by Theodore Thomas and his orchestra at Falk’s Belvedere Lion Park is inconsistent throughout the citations found and recorded by Music in Gotham. For a complete accounting of these discrepancies and how they affect the recording of this series by Music in Gotham, please see the Program Details of: Thomas Orchestra Promenade Concert: 1st on 06/04/65.

This concert was held in conjunction with an excursion of the Deutscher Liederkranz and other unidentified singing societies prior to a choral competition at the Academy of Music. (See event entry for 07/18/65, German Sängerfest Prize Concert.) It does not seem that any of the singers in attendance performed at this concert.

This Thomas concert series featured concerts every Wednesday and Saturday. Because this performance fell on a Tuesday (07/18/65), likely to accommodate the choral societies, it took the place of the series concert that would have been expected on Wednesday (07/19/65). The advertisements in the New York Times and New York Herald announce this change in schedule.

Performers and/or Works Performed

3)
Composer(s): Verdi
4)
aka Schwarzblatt aus 'm Weanerwald; Schwarzblattl
Composer(s): Fahrbach
6)
Composer(s): Flotow
7)
aka Musik Verein waltz
Composer(s): Strauss
8)
aka Lob der Tranen; Tear, The
Composer(s): Schubert
Text Author: Schlegel
9)
Composer(s): Kühner
10)
Composer(s): Meyerbeer
11)
Composer(s): Kühner
12)
aka Blitz, Der ; Eclair, L'
Composer(s): Halévy
13)
aka Introduction
Composer(s): Hérold

Citations

1)
Advertisement: New-York Times, 17 July 1865, 7.

     “The Saengerfest, Grand Orchestral Concert on Tuesday Afternoon, July 18, 1865.  Special Notice.  A grand excursion, by the visiting and resident Singers, to the Belvidere and [sic] Lion Park, having been decided upon for Tuesday, July 18, the proprietor begs to announce that he will give, on that day, A Grand Orchestral Concert, under the direction of Theodore Thomas, in honor of the visitors.  NOTICE—There will be no Concert on Wednesday next.”

2)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 18 July 1865, 7.

Identical to New York Times advertisement of 07/18/65, p. 7.

3)
Advertisement: New-York Times, 18 July 1865, 7.

"THE SAENGERFEST,

GRAND ORCHESTRAL CONCERT

ON TUESDAY AFTERNOON, JULY 18, 1865.

SPECIAL NOTICE.

A GRAND EXCURSION,

by the visiting and resident Singers, to the

BELVIDERE [sic] AND LION PARK,

having been decided upon for

TUESDAY, JULY 18,

the proprietor begs to announce that he will give, on that day,

A GRAND ORCHESTRAL CONCERT,

under the direction of 

THEODORE THOMAS. [sic]

in honor of the visitors.

Notice--There will be no Concert on Wednesday next." [This refers to the following day, July 19.]

4)
Advertisement: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 18 July 1865, 6.
5)
Review: New York Herald, 19 July 1865.

     “Shortly after noon most all of the singers made excursions to various points, in company with their New York associates.  The Liederkranz, with its guests, made a trip around Manhattan Island and up the Hudson river.  They, of course, returned in time for the prize singing at the Academy of Music.  The Teutonia and most of the other societies took their guests to the Lion Brewery, on Eighth avenue and One Hundred and Tenth street, which has been transformed into a splendid park, where the Liederkranz and Arion societies generally congregate to celebrate their summer nights festivals.  This place was crowded yesterday by the singers and a series of excellent entertainments had been arranged by the lessee of the Lion park.  An orchestra, under the leadership of Mr. Thomas, was engaged, which performed the following pieces in an excellent manner: -

    Part I.
Introduction and Chorus—Lohengrin            Wagner
Cavatina—Nabucco                                     Verdi
Waltz—Schwarzblattl                                  Fahrbach
Overture—Lestoque                                    Auber

    Part II.
Overture—Stradella                                    Flotow
Waltz—Musik Verein Taenze                        Strauss
Lob der Thraenen                                       Schubert
Pot Pourri—The Musical Telegraph                Kuehner

    Part III.
Finale—Huguenots                                     Meyerbeer
Polka—Militaire                                          Kuehner
Romanze—L’éclair                                     Halevy
Overture—Zampa                                      Herold

     The societies and their guests engaged in a series of social pastimes and occasional musical and vocal exercises until it was time to return to the city, in order to be prepared to attend the grand musical contest at the Academy of Music.

    During the sojourn of the visiting singers in the city they have been entertained and treated with great liberality by their New York associates."