New York Times

For the Benefit of Titanic's Musicians---Receives $10,000 To-day
Capt. Arthur Henry Rostron of the Cunard liner Carpathia returned last night to the Carpathia after his trip to Philadelphia, where he had been the guest of Mrs. John B. Thayer, a survivor of the Titanic, whose husband was lost.

Capt. Rostron went last evening with his officers to the Moulin Rouge, where a box had been reserved for them, to hear the concert of massed bands for the benefit of the Titanic's musicians. Capt. Rostron was applauded when he entered. Seven bands too [sic] part in the concert. The Hebrew Orphan Asylum Band was heard in the grand march from "Aïda," the New York Letter Carriers' Band played a selection from "Faust," the United States Navy Band, from the Brooklyn Navy Yard and the U.S.S. Michigan, a selection from "Tannhäuser"; the United States Army Band Beethoven's overture, "Leonore," No. 3; the Catholic Protectory Band played the intermezzo from "Cavalleria Rusticana," the Lacalle Concert Band selections from "Andrea Chenier,” and d'Aquin's Military Band played the overture to "Ruy Blas.”

At 11 o'clock this morning Capt. Rostron will be presented with a check for $10,000 subscribed for him by the readers of The New York American as a token of their appreciation and recognition of his services to the 705 survivors of the Titanic. It will be handed to him on the quarterdeck of the Carpathia, in the presence of his officers and crew, who will be mustered for the occasion.

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Encyclopedia Titanica (2004) CAPT ROSTRON AT CONCERT (New York Times, Monday 3rd June 1912, ref: #3652, published 2 September 2004, generated 1st June 2020 02:58:03 PM); URL :