in Royal Festival Hall - the 1950's

from Southbank Centre Archive:

Attending my first concert with classical music.  A school trip one Saturday morning; part of Sir Malcolm Sargent's programme for children.  Carnival of Animals was the piece I remember but not who the narrator was.  For an 8 year old quite an over-whelming experience.  Travelling to London from mid Kent on a steamtrain.  The size of the hall, which seemed full.  The way the instruments "spoke".  The piece remain a perennial favourite, as was Sir Malcolm, as I grew up and came to appreciate a wider range of classical music.

cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. accessed: 18 May, 2024 (Southbank Centre Archive,

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall

Listening to

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Children's Concert

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 Tue, 17 Nov 2015 09:46:47 +0000
Approved on Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:35:12 +0000