Thomas Ryan in Melbourne - the 1880's

from Recollections of an old musician, pages 231-232:




The next day we sailed for Melbourne, the Mecca of our pilgrimage, five hundred miles distant. We spent a month delightfully in that city, which we found to be a musical one, if several musical societies and many concerts are good proof of that statement.

We made our debut in a concert given by the Apollo Club, a society built on the lines of that of Boston. It was for us a grand send-off. The conductor was Mr. Julius Herz, an enthusiastic and accomplished musician.

cite as

Thomas Ryan, Recollections of an old musician (New York City, 1899), p. 231-232. accessed: 29 May, 2024

location of experience: Melbourne


Thomas Ryan

Listening to

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unknown classical performed by Mendelssohn Quintet Club

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1880's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Jo Reardon on Mon, 07 Dec 2015 09:15:52 +0000
Approved on Sun, 08 May 2016 11:24:21 +0100