Documenting Teresa Carreño

Private Concert (May 20, 1864)

Description

Carreño performed for an audience of foreign ministers and members of Congress at the home of Secretary Chase in Washington, D.C.

Source

Announcement: New York Times, 22 May 1864, 1.

AnnouncementNew York Herald, 23 May 1864, 1.

AnnouncementHartford Courant, 24 May 1864, 2.

Publication: Donald B. Cole and John J. McDonough, Eds. Benjamin Brown French. Witness to the Young Republic: A Yankee’s Journal, 1828-1870. (University Press of New England: Hanover and London, 1989): 450.

Transcription

New York Herald, May 23, 1864.

Concert at the residences of Secretary Chase. A grand concert was given on Friday night, at the residence of Secretary Chase, by the child artist Teresa Carreno, on the invitation of Mrs. Senator Sprague. A large number of foreign ministers and members of Congress were present.

New York Times, May 22, 1864.

Teresa Carreno. A brilliant party assembled at Secretary Chase’s this evening, to hear the performance of the little Venezuelan musical prodigy, Teresa Carreno.

Hartford Courant, May 24, 1864.

A grand concert was given on Friday night, at the residence of Secretary Chase, by the child artist, Teresa Carreno, on the invitation of Mrs. Senator Sprague. A large number of foreign Ministers and members of Congress were present.

Diary entry from May 22, 1864. Witness to the Young Republic: A Yankee’s Journal, 1828-1870.

Sunday, May 22. … We, i.e.[,] Mary Ellen, Hattie & I attended a party at Mrs. Sprague’s (Secy. Chase’s) on Friday evening. We were invited to hear little Teresa Carreño play on the piano. She played splendidly, and there was some excellent song singing by two gentlemen. The party was very pleasant, * consisted of at least 150 people. We came home at a little before midnight…

Citation

“Private Concert (May 20, 1864),” Documenting Teresa Carreño, accessed March 31, 2020, https://documentingcarreno.org/items/show/69.

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