The Newport Casino opened its doors in 1880 and the theater on the grounds was opened in 1881. Music was an important part of daily life at the Casino. Every summer an orchestra was hired to perform for the season and in the Gilded Age, the Casino was very popular. Below are some ads for concerts
In 1885, the Secretary of the Navy, William Whitney, had to get involved in a labor dispute between the band of the Training Ship New Hampshire and the group that had been performing at the Casino.
Composed in 1913 by Robert A. Keiser and Eugene Platzmann
Performed in Newport at the Casino by Henri Conrad and his Orchestra
Composed in 1913 by J. Tim Brymn
“A Tremendous Success at the Casino at Newport…”
P.O. Box 539
Newport, RI 02840