Colin and partner in Royal Festival Hall - March, 1982

from Southbank Centre Archive:

"In March 1982, shortly after joining the Philharmonia, I took part in a performance of William Walton's Belshazzar's Feast with the Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Andre Previn. The concert was in celebration of the composer's 80th birthday and he was present in the audience - sitting in the royal box. At the end he stood, in tears, with the rest of the audience for a standing ovation. My sister worked as a voluntary steward at the Festival Hall and during the concert - which was transmitted live on radio and televsion - she repeatedly asked a tv camera man to focus on me, sitting in the…   more >>
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Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. accessed: 20 June, 2024 (Southbank Centre Archive,

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall


Listening to

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Belshazzar's Feast
written by Sir William Walton
performed by André Previn, Philharmonia Orchestra

Experience Information

Date/Time March, 1982
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Ivan Hewett on Sat, 11 Oct 2014 09:19:42 +0100
Approved on Wed, 03 Feb 2016 13:07:31 +0000