in Royal Festival Hall - 1951

from Southbank Centre Archive:

In 1951, we managed to get 2 tickets at 2/6 each for one of the opening concerts at the Festival Hall.  The seats were on the platform behind the orchestra.  The conductor was Sir Adrian Boult, the violin soloist Yfrah Neaman.  The orchestra was seated resplendant in tails and everyone was awaiting the arrival of the celebrated conductor.  The minutes ticked away, the audience became slightly restive, but no Sir Adrian.  Then, with a flourish, about ten minutes later, he burst in upon the scene, dressed - horror of horrors - in a grey pinstripe lounge suit.  He…   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

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An opening concert at Royal Festival Hall performed by Sir Adrian Boult, Yfrah Neaman

Experience Information

Date/Time 1951
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Liz Ford on Mon, 09 Nov 2015 17:05:27 +0000
Approved on Thu, 21 Jan 2016 11:34:31 +0000