Documenting Teresa Carreño

Musical Fund Hall (April 29, 1864)


Carreño participated in a Benefit Concert for the "Great Central Fair" for the Sanitary Commission at the Musical Fund Hall in Philadelphia. She performed a piano solo. Tickets cost $2.


Review: Philadelphia Inquirer, 28 April 1864, 8.


The Philadelphia Inquirer, April 28, 1864.

Signor N. Perelli’s Grand Vocal and Instrumental Concert For The Benefit Of The “Great Central Fair” For The Sanitary Commission, At The Musical Fund Hall, On Friday Evening, April 29, 1864.

Miss Teresa Carreno, The Wonderful Pianist (aged 10) has kindly volunteered her valuable services for this occasion. Programme.

Part First.

Overture (Clarissa Harlowe), Full Orchestra (Composed for the Imperial Theatre, Vienna), Perelli. Duo (Semiramide), B. and W., Rossini. Cavatina (Linda), H., Donizetti. Terzetto (Attila) M., W., and D., Verdi. Romanza (Wanderer), W., Schubert. Duo (Figlio del Regimiento), B., and M., Donizetti. Ballad (The Three Fishers), McC., S. D. Smith. Bolero (Vesper Sicilian) By request), Miss H., Verdi. Piano Solo, Miss Teresa Carreno. Sestetto (Ernani) Solo, A., Chorus and Full Orchestra, Verdi.

Part Second.

Grand Overture (William Tell), Full Orchestra, Rossini. Aria (Largo al Factotum), Orchestral Accompaniment, M, Donizetti. Aria (Lucrezia Borgia), Orchestral Accompaniment, M., Donizetti. Romanza (T' amo bell' idol Mio), Orchestral Accompaniment, composed expressly for Mr. A. Brignoli. Grand Scene from Norma (Casta Diva and Recitative), by B. and full Chorus, Orchestral Accompaniment, Bellini. Duo (Elisire d'Amore), H. and D., Donizetti. Finale (Star Spangled Banner) full Chorus of Ladies and Gentlemen, Orchestral Accompaniment. Conductors, Signor Perrelli and Carl Sentz.

Tickets, Two Dollars each, to be had at the principal Music Stores.


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