Thomas Ryan in Boston - 3 February, 1851

from Recollections of an old musician, pages 123-124:

In early days our Club held a few Mendelssohn birthday festivals. The first one, February 3, 1851, given in the Melodeon, was a great success. We invited as guests all our concert subscribers, decorated the hall tastefully, and covered the face of the balcony with white cotton cloth fringed with evergreen, on which, in letters nearly a yard long, was the legend:

“ Born, Feb. 3, 1809. Died in 1847.”

The stage was of course the focus of our efforts. We had borrowed a plaster bust of Mendelssohn, placed it on a pedestal festooned …   more >>

cite as

Thomas Ryan, Recollections of an old musician (New York City, 1899), p. 123-124. accessed: 13 July, 2024

location of experience: Boston


Thomas Ryan

Listening to

hide composers
Unknown Mendelssohn performed by Boston Mendelssohn Quintet Club

Experience Information

Date/Time 3 February, 1851
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Jo Reardon on Wed, 16 Dec 2015 11:59:41 +0000
Approved on Fri, 19 Feb 2016 08:24:10 +0000