in Royal Festival Hall - the 1950's

from Southbank Centre Archive:

My late father, Reginald Hamilton, was cellist (1st or 2nd) in the very first concert given by the RPO, and subsequent concerts. We were so proud of this, I sometimes attended with my mother and sister. I remember he said the artists changing rooms were minute, really cramped! This was later put right. It was such a marvel to see this very new interior, the intriging way the boxes seemed to stick out from the panelled walls. I remember taking note of the carpet design throughout  - and I am fortunate to now possess a small piece, a treasure that brings back those early memories.

cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1447325742461 accessed: 18 July, 2024 (Southbank Centre Archive, http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/about-us/history-and-archive/southbank-centre-archive)

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall

Listening to

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Classical

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1950's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Liz Ford on Thu, 12 Nov 2015 10:55:42 +0000
Approved on Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:19:08 +0000