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. accessed: 21 February, 2024 (Southbank Centre Archive,

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall

Listening to

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

Experience Information

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

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