Academy of Music
Price: $1; $2 reserved
6 July 2016
Last Sunday a concert was planned at the Stadttheater to benefit the enlargement of the German Catholic St. Franciscus Hospital. The concert was supposed to be conducted by Bergmann, sung by Formes and Weinlich and performed with an orchestra of 80 musicians. Unfortunately the Friday before the concert was scheduled, it was cancelled by police officer Kennedy who followed the law that Sunday concerts are prohibited except at some theaters such as Irving Hall or Academy of Music. Interestingly enough there were concerts scheduled for Sunday evening at Irving Hall (only for the owner) and at the St. Stephan’s Church as a benefit for the church. These concerts were not cancelled, although it was known that there was no sacred music being played. Officer Kennedy has rough manners and would wish ‘the Germans would have only one head so he could knock it off. These conditions are worse than the ones in Russia under Abramovitsch’s regime’.”
A well-attended event. The performances were agreeable except for the comical duo out of Wilhelm Tell. An amateur, Mrs. Henne, possesses a beautiful and smooth contralto voice. She should look into being trained for the stage. There is such a lack of good alto voices.