in Royal Festival Hall - the 1950's
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!
Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1401467340342 accessed: 27 January, 2022 (Southbank Centre Archive, http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/about-us/history-and-archive/southbank-centre-archive)
Originally submitted by Ivan Hewett on Fri, 30 May 2014 17:29:00 +0100