in Royal Festival Hall - the 1950's

from Southbank Centre Archive:

As a school child (born 1941) I was taken to the Ernest Read Children's Concerts. These made an indelible impression, as did a filmed presentation of Richard Strauss's "Der Rosenkavalier". In the subsequent years as a young adult everything about the Festival Hall, its accessibility, design and position (magical at night with London lights reflected in the Thames) made it a "best treat" venue for myself and friends. 

cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. accessed: 21 June, 2024 (Southbank Centre Archive,

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall

Listening to

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Ernst Read's Children's Concerts

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 Mon, 23 Nov 2015 14:06:41 +0000
Approved on Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:20:33 +0000