Colin and partner in Royal Festival Hall - 15 November, 1990

from Southbank Centre Archive:

15.11.90 Isaac Stern birthday concert - Beethoven Triple Concerto / Violin Concerto. I had booked a couple of tickets without any thought as to who might go with me. Then the opportunity of a blind date came up - and I took the plunge. We met in the bookshop - me nonchalntly browsing the playscript for The Crucible when Colin appeared in a beard (soon to be shaved off for good) and a "teacher's tie". Not sure how much Beethoven or Singer contributed but we hit it off and the next day Colin announced to his colleague "I've met the man I'm going to marry". 16 years on we are still together …   more >>

cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. accessed: 16 July, 2024 (Southbank Centre Archive,

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall


Listening to

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Violin Concerto
written by Beethoven
performed by Isaac Stern
Triple Concerto
written by Beethoven
performed by Isaac Stern

Experience Information

Date/Time 15 November, 1990
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Ivan Hewett on Thu, 18 Sep 2014 17:06:53 +0100
Approved on Wed, 27 Jan 2016 10:05:03 +0000