Yehudi Menuhin in San Francisco - 1918

from Unfinished Journey, page 19:

In 1918, when I was two, my parents smuggled me into a matinee concert of the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, and no misadventure occurring to dissuade them, regularly continued the contraband operation until I was old enough to have a ticket on my own account. […] While I don’t claim to remember the very first concert, a powerful recollection of the repeated experience remains with me. Seated on Imma’s knee in the gallery, I am looking over a shadowy cliff, as through a telescope the wrong way round, at the bottom of which musicians in a pool of light are miniature but distinct, …   more >>
cite as

Yehudi Menuhin, Unfinished Journey (London, April, 1977), p. 19. accessed: 23 April, 2024

location of experience: San Francisco


Yehudi Menuhin
Violinist, Conducting

Listening to

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Symphony Orchestra concert performed by San Francisco Symphony

Experience Information

Date/Time 1918
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Tue, 02 Sep 2014 22:15:45 +0100
Approved on Wed, 24 Feb 2016 14:42:21 +0000