Belvedere Lion Park
Proprietor / Lessee:
Paul [proprietor] Falk
Theodore Thomas [see also Thomas Orchestra]
17 October 2017
“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.”
Identical to New York Times advertisement of 07/18/65, p. 7.
GRAND ORCHESTRAL CONCERT
ON TUESDAY AFTERNOON, JULY 18, 1865.
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.]
“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: -
Introduction and Chorus—Lohengrin Wagner
Waltz—Musik Verein Taenze Strauss
Lob der Thraenen Schubert
Pot Pourri—The Musical Telegraph Kuehner
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."