in Royal Festival Hall - 1977

from Southbank Centre Archive:

Spring 1977 Khatchaturian conducting London Symphony Orchestra . I arrived [in] the hall to find an Isreali peace demonstration- packed house- people approaching and asking to buy tickets. My new girlfriend did not arrive so I sold the ticket! 20 minutes into the performance she arrived!! managing to get into the hall. There were a couple of seats empty near to my seat so we sat in them. I sat there hoping no-one would show and she would find out I had sold the ticket. However, the real memory is the stellar performance of the London Symphony Orchestra and the wonderful melodies of the Adagio …   more >>
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Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. accessed: 4 October, 2022 (Southbank Centre Archive,

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall

Listening to

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written by Aram Khachaturian
performed by London Symphony Orchestra

Experience Information

Date/Time 1977
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Ivan Hewett on Tue, 03 Jun 2014 17:23:37 +0100