Thomas Ryan in New York City - the 1850's

from Recollections of an old musician, pages 128-131:

In September, 1850, Jenny Lind gave her first concert in the old Castle Garden, at the foot of Broadway, New York. Tickets were sold at five dollars each. Large amounts were also received from premiums, and there was realized from that first concert thirty-five thousand dollars—official record.

Does not the above read like exaggerated nonsense ? Nevertheless, it is true history.

In 1850 there was no concert-room of decent size uptown in New York, and Mr. P. T. Bamum was allowed to alter the interior of Castle Garden in such a manner …   more >>

cite as

Thomas Ryan, Recollections of an old musician (New York City, 1899), p. 128-131. accessed: 21 July, 2024

location of experience: New York City


Thomas Ryan

Listening to

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I know that my Redeemer Liveth
written by George Frideric Handel
performed by Jenny Lind

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1850's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Jo Reardon on Wed, 16 Dec 2015 12:24:21 +0000
Approved on Fri, 19 Feb 2016 08:31:26 +0000