Bateman and Harrison Wednesday Popular Concert: 10th

Event Information

Steinway Hall

Manager / Director:
H. L. [impressario] Bateman
Lafayette F. Harrison

Theodore Thomas [see also Thomas Orchestra]

Price: $.50; $1 reserved

Event Type:

Performance Forces:
Instrumental, Vocal

Record Information


Last Updated:
12 December 2017

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

09 Jan 1867, 8:00 PM

Program Details

Some of the citations record this as the ninth concert in the series; owing to an issue with scheduling on Mondays and Wednesdays, Music in Gotham counts this as the tenth. For an explanation of this discrepancy, see the program details of Bateman and Harrison Wednesday Popular Concert: 1st on 11/12/66.

Performers and/or Works Performed

aka Merry Wives of Windsor
Composer(s): Nicolai
aka Africaine potpourri
Composer(s): Meyerbeer
Composer(s): Wehli
aka Lafayette
Composer(s): Müller
aka Papageno polka
Composer(s): Stasny
Composer(s): Hatton
Text Author: Williams
Participants:  Antoinette Sterling
aka The Three fishers;
Composer(s): Hullah
Text Author: Kingsley
Participants:  William J. [tenor] Hill
Composer(s): Bellini
Participants:  William J. [tenor] Hill
Participants:  Eduard Heindl


Advertisement: New-York Times, 08 January 1867.
Advertisement: New York Herald, 09 January 1867.
Announcement: New York Post, 09 January 1867.

"To-night the ninth of Mr. Harrison's Wednesday popular concerts will be given at Steinway Hall. Miss Nettie Sterling makes her first appearance at these concerts. Mr. J.W. Hill, Mr. G.W. Colby and Mr. Theodore Thomas's orchestra, will also perform."

Announcement: New-York Daily Tribune, 09 January 1867.

Brief. "This evening, Miss Nettie Sterilng will give a Concert at Steinway Hall, assisted by the tenor Hill and Mr. Thomas's orchestra."

Review: New York Herald, 10 January 1867, 5.

“The popular concert at Steinway Hall last evening was very numerously attended. The orchestral selections comprised the overture to the Merry Wives of Windsor, the familiar pot-pourri from L’Africaine, ‘La Coquette Waltz,’ the ‘Lafayette Galop,’ and a new composition, the ‘Papagano Polka,’ in which the birdcatcher’s ear-taking solo in Mozart’s Zaüberflöte [sic] is rhythmically adapted to the requirements of dancing music. Mr. W. J. Hill and Miss Nettie Sterling were the vocalists, the former singing ‘I’ll Hold Thee in Remembrance’ and Hatton’s ‘Good by [sic], Sweetheart,’ and the latter rendering ‘The Three Fishers,’ and one of Bellini’s cavatinas. Frequent allusion to the merits of both these artists render comment upon the excellence of their respective performances superfluous. Mr. Heindel gave a Zither solo, and Mr. Colby acted as the accompanist throughout the evening.”

Review: New-York Times, 14 January 1867, 4.

“Miss Nettie Sterling sang at the last Wednesday popular concert, and created a genuine success. The lady has a full, rich, sonorous, contralto voice, the quality of which can scarcely by surpassed. She sings with taste and feeling. We know of no better artiste for the concert room.”