the 1950's

from Southbank Centre Archive:

I went to grammer school in Westcliffe, Essex in 1949 and left in 1955 so my first visit to the Festival Hall must have been soon after it opened. I remember we were taken by coach one Saturday morning to attend a Robert Mayer Children's Concert which was my first experience of classical music. I believe the concerts had previously been held elsewhere but had transferred to the new Festival Hall.

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Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1449167425925 accessed: 23 July, 2024 (Southbank Centre Archive, http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/about-us/history-and-archive/southbank-centre-archive)

Listening to

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Robert Mayer 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 Thu, 03 Dec 2015 18:30:26 +0000
Approved on Thu, 03 Dec 2015 18:54:34 +0000