in Royal Festival Hall - 2 December, 1980

from Southbank Centre Archive:

The  oscillating ? whistle during the first half of Sir Charles Mackerras's Gala Birthday Concert last eveing (20 June) reminded me of another such event on Tuesday 2nd of December 1980 - that for Aaron Copland. The programme consisted of works  by Copland and was conducted by the composer. Following Fanfare for the Common Man the performance of Quiet City was seriously affected by a hum from the sound system. At the end of the work the noise had abated. A clearly annoyed conductor decided to repeat the performance of the work much to the delight of the audience. The remainder of …   more >>

cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. accessed: 30 May, 2024 (Southbank Centre Archive,

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall

Listening to

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Fanfare for the Common Man
written by Aaron Copland
Quiet City
written by Aaron Copland

Experience Information

Date/Time 2 December, 1980
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Liz Ford on Mon, 26 Oct 2015 13:12:12 +0000
Approved on Mon, 11 Jan 2016 18:25:37 +0000