Documenting Teresa Carreño

1862 - 1865 North America

Description

This is a collection of Carreño's concert performances in North America between 1862 and 1865. Entries are arranged in chronological order. Details about each performance were identified and reviewed in primary source materials and archival holdings.

Items in the 1862 - 1865 North America Collection

A Musical Phenomenon... (October 27, 1862)
The Carreño family set sail from Puerto Cabello, Venezuela to Philadelphia in late July 1862. They arrived in New York City in late August 1862 and moved into an apartment at 118 2nd Avenue. Immediately following Carreño's arrival, newspapers began…

Irving Hall (November 7, 1862)
On Friday, November 7, 1862, Lafayette F. Harrison organized a private concert in Irving Hall, in which Carreño appeared with Theodore Thomas as the assisting artist. At this concert, she performed the following works: Souvenir d'Il Trovatore de…

Debut at Irving Hall (November 25, 1862)
Carreño opened the program with Rondo Brillant, op. 98 (Hummel, Johann Nepomuk), which was accompanied by a quintet (Mosenthal, Matzka, Bergner, C. Preusser). She also performed Grande Fantaisie sur "Moise," op. 33 (Thalberg, Sigismond), Nocturne…

Irving Hall (November 29, 1862)
At Carreño's second grand concert at Irving Hall, she was to perform the following works: Barcarolla (Thalberg, Sigismond), Fantasia on Donizetti's "Lucia di Lammermoor," op. 8 (Prudent, Émile), Rondo Capriccioso, op. 14 (Mendelssohn, Felix)…

Carreño gave a third concert at Irving Hall and was accompanied by Miss Annie Salembier (soprano), Mr. William Castle (tenor), Mr. Theodore Thomas (violinist), Signor Abella (piano accompanist), and Mr. F. Eben (flutist). Concert began at 8 pm.…

Carreño's fourth concert took place in Irving Hall. She was assisted by Miss Annie Salembier (soprano), Mr. William Castle (tenor), Mr. Theodore Thomas (violinist), and Mr. F. Eben (flutist). Tickets cost $0.50; reserved seats cost $1.

This was advertised as Carreño's fifth and final concert at Irving Hall.

This concert was scheduled after the success of a concert a few days prior on Tuesday, December 9, 1862. According to a newspaper advertisement, the sale of tickets for Tuesday's concert had to be stopped because of overcrowding.

Carreño was…

Irving Hall (December 13, 1862)
Carreño appeared in the second concert of the Philharmonic Society of Brooklyn with Mme. D'Angri, Mr. Toulmin, harpist, and the Teutonia Society of New York. She performed Grand Fantasia and Variations on Bellini's "Norma," op. 12 and Variations on…

Carreño performed a morning concert at 12 pm for families, schools, and children. Assisting artists included: Mrs. Jenny Kempton, Mr. William Castle, Mr. Theodore Thomas, and Signor Abella. Cost of tickets was $.50, half price for children.

Carreño performed in a private benefit concert with several other artists for the benefit of destitute children of seamen at the home of Mrs. A. Woodruff Brown (no. 3, Great Jones Street). Concert began at 8 pm. Cost of tickets was $10. Chickering…

Academy of Music (December 22, 1862)
In honor of her 9th birthday, Harrison arranged a concert at the Academy of Music at 8 pm. Madame Elena D'Angri, Mr. William Castle, Mr. S.T. Campbell, Mr. Theodore Thomas, Mr. F. Eben, and Signor Abella also performed. Carreño performed Last Hope,…

Debut at Boston Music Hall (January 2, 1863)
For her Boston debut, Carreño performed Grand Fantasia and Variations on Bellini's "Norma," op. 12 (Thalberg, Sigismond), Souvenir d'Il Trovatore de Verdi, op. 79 (Goria, Alexandre Édouard), Variations on "Home! Sweet Home!," op. 72 (Thalberg),…

Carreño appeared in her second Boston concert with Miss Matilda Phillipps, Mr. Charles Elliott, and Herr Von Adelung. She performed a Nocturne, [op. 13] (Ravina, Jean Henri), Caprice-Polka and Gottschalk Waltz (Carreño, Teresa), Grande Fantaisie…

Carreño appeared in Salem, MA with Matilda Phillipps who performed on the same program as Carreño in several Boston concerts.

Grand Gala Matinee and Juvenile Festival at the Boston Music Hall. According to the advertisement, Carreño invited and presented tickets to 1200 children. Concert began at 3 pm. Cost of tickets was $0.50.

Carreño performed in P.S. Gilmore's Grand Sacred Concert at Boston Music Hall with Mme. Anna Bishop. She was to perform Fantasia on Rossini's "Moses," op. 33 (Thalberg, Sigismond) and Jerusalem (Gottschalk, Louis M.) Cost of tickets was $.50.

Carreño performed at Howard Hall in Providence, Rhode Island. She was assisted by Miss Matilda Phillipps, vocalist, and Mr. Charles Elliott, violinist. Carreño performed Fantasia on Rossini's "Moses," op. 33 (Thalberg, Sigismond), Caprice sur…

Carreño performed a soirée de adieu in Chickering Hall. She performed Barcarolla (Thalberg, Sigismond), Souvenir d'Il Trovatore de Verdi, op. 79 (Goria, Alexandre Édouard), Andante and Rondo Capriccioso, op. 14 (Mendelssohn, Felix), Nocturne…

This was Carreño's first grand concert in the Music Hall in New Haven with Miss M. Phillipps. Tickets cost $0.50.

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