in Royal Festival Hall - the 1950's

from Southbank Centre Archive:

I remember being a little dissapointed [disappointed] at the contents of the Dome of discovery, although the rest of the Festival was really exciting for me and my pal. The R.F.H. however was to us like a Cathedral, simply wonderful. We saw our first concert which was the "Modernjazz quartet" and to two school leavers it was mind blowing. Since then I have seen all the U.S. big bands (legends) also the one and only Frank Sinatra (78). My last visit (also a jazz concert) was with my 16 year old son who play clarinet in school band (last year). Can't wait for the opening of my R.F.H.
cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1401463455674 accessed: 25 September, 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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Jazz Quartet performed by Modern Jazz Quartet

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 Fri, 30 May 2014 16:24:17 +0100