in Royal Festival Hall - the 1950's

from Southbank Centre Archive:

I came with a group from school to the Saturday morning Robert Mayer concerts, regularly for several years. Having been taken to the Albert Hall to concerts as a young child, the contrast of the amazing newness of the Festival Hall's design was overwhelming. I heard a range of modern music; Britten, Malcolm Arnold, Vaughan Williams, as well as the classical repertoire. It inspired in me a love of modernity in all its forms!
cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. accessed: 28 February, 2024 (Southbank Centre Archive,

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall

Listening to

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written by Ralph Vaughan Williams
written by Malcolm Arnold

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 Fri, 30 May 2014 17:29:00 +0100