in Royal Festival Hall - the 1950's

from Southbank Centre Archive:

One of my first memories of the Festival Hall is a concert 'conducted' by Gerard Hofnung himself.  The whole evening was hilarious.  I remember particularly musicians playing as they walked down through and across the auditorium from almost every door and the Valkyries, in full dress and winged helmets, riding in from the wings on children's scooters.  Gerard Hofnung was an original and his concert made me a lasting fan of his and the Festival Hall.

cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. accessed: 28 February, 2024 (Southbank Centre Archive,

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall

Listening to

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Wagner performed by Gerard Hofnung

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, 24 Nov 2015 15:10:36 +0000
Approved on Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:46:43 +0000