in Royal Festival Hall - the 1950's

from Southbank Centre Archive:

"Family of Man" photographic display in the Foyer opened my eyes to the power of black and white images. I still have the book which accompanied the exhibition. Attending the marvellous Robert Meyer Concerts on Saturday mornings which opened my ears and mind to listening to music. Even now, when I hear Rossini's Semiramade overture or Kodaly's Hary Janos suite I am taken back to those thrilling occasions. After years living away from London, I am now within reach of South Bank again. The annual to Royal Festival Hall for Bach Choir's St Matthew Passion has been a highlight.
cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1401122410623 accessed: 22 November, 2017 (Southbank Centre Archive, http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/about-us/history-and-archive/southbank-centre-archive)

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall

Listening to

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overture to Semiramide
written by Gioachino Rossini
Hary Janos Suite
written by Zoltán Kodály

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1950's
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by Ivan Hewett on Mon, 26 May 2014 17:40:10 +0100