in Royal Festival Hall - the 1950's

from Southbank Centre Archive:

I remember sitting in the new Festival Hall (I believe it was the second night after its inauguration) listening to Vaughan Williams overture "The Wasps" and Eileen Joyce, the pianist, playing the Greig Piano Concerto wearing her GREEN dress - she always wore green for Greig and RED for Tchaikovsky.

cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1447866123598 accessed: 18 May, 2022 (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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Vaughan Williams Overture
Grieg Piano Concerto performed by Eileen Joyce

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 Wed, 18 Nov 2015 17:02:03 +0000
Approved on Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:07:21 +0000