in Royal Festival Hall - the 1970's

from Southbank Centre Archive:

Spring 1977 Khatchaturian conducting London Symphony Orchestra . I arrived the hall to find an Isreali peace demonstration- packed house- people approachin and askign to buy tickets. My new girlfriend did not arrive  so I sold the ticket! 20 minutes into the perfromance she arrived!! managing to get into the hall. There were a coupke of seats empty near to my seat so we sat in them. I sat there hoping noone would show and she would find out i had sold the ticket. However, the real memory is  the stellar perfromance of the London Symponey Orchestra and the…   more >>

cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. accessed: 29 November, 2022 (Southbank Centre Archive,

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall

Listening to

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Adagio from Spartacus
written by Khatchaturian
performed by Khatchaturian, London Symphony Orchestra

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1970's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Liz Ford on Mon, 12 Oct 2015 13:17:38 +0100
Approved on Wed, 09 Dec 2015 16:06:00 +0000