Bateman and Harrison Wednesday Popular Concert: 11th

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:
23 October 2019

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

16 Jan 1867, 8:00 PM

Program Details

Some of the citations record this as the tenth concert in the series; owing to an issue with scheduling on Mondays and Wednesdays, Music in Gotham counts this as the eleventh. 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

Composer(s): Auber
Participants:  Thomas Orchestra
Composer(s): Schubert
Participants:  Thomas Orchestra
aka Lafayette
Composer(s): Müller
Participants:  Thomas Orchestra
aka Drommebilleder; Drømme Billeder fantasi; Traumbilder potpourri; Traumbilder selections; Traumbilder fantasie; Visions in a Dream; Pictures of dreams; Frambileter; Fraumbileter
Composer(s): Lumbye
Participants:  Eduard Heindl
aka Madeleine waltz
Composer(s): Wehli
Participants:  Thomas Orchestra
aka Carneval von Venedig
Composer(s): Heindl
Participants:  Thomas Orchestra


Advertisement: New-York Times, 14 January 1867, 7.
Advertisement: New York Herald, 15 January 1867.
Announcement: New-York Times, 15 January 1867, 4.

“The Wednesday popular concert, to-morrow evening, offers several novelties in the way of music. A new waltz, by Mr. Jas. M. Wehli, will be played by the orchestra. It is a graceful and beautiful composition, and merits the title of the ‘Madeline’—inspired, as it probably has been, by the grace and beauty of Miss Madeline Henriques—after whom it is named. A new gallop, called the ‘Lafayette,’ will also be introduced for the first time. Another instrumental feature of importance is an orchestral arrangement of the ‘Carnival of Venice’ with solos for all the instruments. Miss Nettie Sterling is the vocalist of the occasion. The lady has a charming voice and is, to our thinking, one of the most attractive and exquisite singers now before the public.”

Announcement: New York Post, 15 January 1867.

"The Wednesday popular concert to be given to-morrow evening at Steinway Hall presents some unusual attractions. Among these will be the performance by the orchestra of a new waltz, composed by James. M. Wehli, and named--in honor of Miss Madeline Henriques--the 'Madeline.' A new galop will also be performed, called the 'Lafayette,' doubtless after the popular L. Harrison, the manager of these concerts. Another novelty, and a rather striking one, will be the performance of the 'Carnival of Venice,' with solos for all the instruments--the bass drum included, we suppose."

Review: New York Herald, 17 January 1867, 5.

“The tenth Wednesday popular concert last night, in the beautiful Steinway Hall, was largely attended. Miss Nettie Sterling, contralto; Mr. Eben, the celebrated flutist; Mr. Heindl, zither; and Mr. Efler, oboe, were the soloists, and the orchestra played selections from Auber, Schubert, Lumbye, Muller, &c. Mr. G. W. Colby accompanied, as usual, and the audience testified their appreciation of all the artists’ efforts with applause. The concert was unexceptionable, musically speaking, and fully equal to the high standard of the previous ones.”

Article: New York Musical Gazette, February 1867, 5.

“Miss Nettie Sterling is taking a high stand among concert room artistes in the metropolis. Her voice is very full and rich, and she seems to possess all the taste and feeling necessary to gain the perfect sympathy of all who listen to her.”   

Article: New-Yorker Musik-Zeitung, 16 February 1867, 440.

“Bateman’s concert ensemble is split in three parts now, apart from the fact that Ferranti and Hatton have returned to England. Parepa, the gentlemen Mills and Rosa are with Harrison, the baritone Fortuna is a member of the new Mora opera ensemble, and Brignoli is planning a concert tour on his own in the near future. Bateman’s ensemble fell apart, because of the tensions arising due to his strong temper and the unproductive choices he made regarding performances. However, his intentions for the Sunday concerts were good ones. Harrison on the other hand has proven to be a skillful impresario. He has been more successful with his three performers and Thomas’ orchestra than Bateman with an ensemble twice the size. It is said that Bateman’s hiring of the English singer Mrs. Lemmens-Sherington is to compete with Parepa. The audience will only benefit from this competition…”