Thomas Ryan in Washington (state) - 1859

from Recollections of an old musician, pages 162-3:


One experience is worth relating. I had a letter of introduction to Mr. X., a great man of the period, the publisher and editor of the principal Washington newspaper. Calling to see him on the day of the first of our two concerts in the old Willard Hall, I was courteously received, and after I had explained the motive of my call, I expressed the hope that he would send a reporter to the concert that evening so as to have a detailed report in the next morning’s paper, and thus help us to a full house on the second night. The good old …   more >>

cite as

Thomas Ryan, Recollections of an old musician (New York City, 1899), p. 162-3. accessed: 25 July, 2024

location of experience: Washington (state)


Thomas Ryan

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performance of 'Unknown music' performed by Boston Mendelssohn Quintet Club

Experience Information

Date/Time 1859
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Jo Reardon on Wed, 16 Dec 2015 15:11:50 +0000
Approved on Tue, 23 Feb 2016 14:53:33 +0000