Documenting Teresa Carreño

Boston Music Hall (January 11, 1863)


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.


AdvertismentBoston Evening Transcript, 9 January 1863, 3.

Advertisement: Boston Daily Advertiser, 10 January 1863, 1.

Advertisement: Saturday Evening Gazette, 10 January 1863, 2.


Kijas, Anna


Saturday Evening Gazette, January 10, 1863. 

Gilmore's Sacred Concert.--Mr. Gilmore has provided great attraction for his concert on Saturday night. Mme. Anna Bishop and Teresa Carreno [sic] in conjunction form a musical spell hardly to be resisted, and the expense incurred in their engagement should be met by a most liberal purchase of tickets. The selections of the little pianist and the songs of Mme. Bishop are mentioned in our advertising columns. Mr. Rudolphsen will sing also, and the instrumental portion of the concert enlists the services of Messrs. Arbuckle, Henri Suck, Zoehler, Treist, and a grand orchestra of fifty pieces. The programme for the evening is a superb one, and will doubtless be rendered to a very large audience. 

Boston Daily Advertiser, January 10, 1863.

Boston Music Hall. Repetition of the Grand Sacred Concert Sunday Evening, January 11, 1863.

Mr. P.S. Gilmore has the honor to announce that, in addition to the great attractions of his last Sacred Concert a repetition of which has been as urgently demanded, including the great Boston favorite and world-renowned cantatrice, Madame Anna Bishop, who will sing "Hear ye Israel," from Elijah, and again the celebrated Trumpet song "Let the Bright Seraphim," from the Oratoria of Samson - he has also assured the services of the latest and greatest wonder of the musical world, Teresa Carreno. The child Pianist, whose marvelous performance have won the unprecendented admiration, and created the wildest enthusiasm of her admirerers, since her arrival in New York and Boston. 

The most gifted writers, the editors and critics of the press, and all other musical connosseurs who have heard her, unanimously and unquestionably pronounce this child the most wonderful prodigy that has ever been listened to or heard of in the musical world, and they even acknowledge that the warmest description which language can afford fails to do justice to so miraculous a subject.

Her selections for this occasion, including Thalberg's "Prayer from Moses" and Gottschalk's "Jerusalem," will admit of the widest opportunity for a full development of that deep religious fervor and powerful expression which characterises her genius, and the beautiful embroidery of these grand compositions will exhibit that great "brilliancy of execution" and "slowness of touch" which has already created such startling astonishment wherever this idol, this youngest and brightest start in the musical hemisphere, has appeared. Mr. Gilmore has also engaged the favorite and well known Bass, Mr. Fr. Rudolphsen, who will sing a "Church Air" by Biradella, and also the celebrated soloists, Herr Zoehler M. Arbuckle, Henri Suck, Signor Treisi, and a Grand Orchestra, of fifty performers, who will perform several of the most appropriate and beautiful selections, including the Schiller Festival March, by Meyerbeer, Spirito Gentil, by Donisetti, Prayer of Gabriele, by Kreutser, and again the Grand Overture to the Martyrs.

Conductor, P.S. Gilmore.

Tickets, with reserved seat, 50 cents. For sale at Ditson & Co's music store, only. Doors open at 6 1/2 o'clock; Concert to commence at 7 1/2.


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