in Royal Festival Hall - the 1950's

from Southbank Centre Archive:

My first memory of the visit to the Royal Festival Hall was to a concert of Mantovani and his orchestra. My cousin brought me as he had a spare ticket. I thought it was the most wonderful night of music I had ever heard. You see I had just come over from Ireland to live in London and I have never forgotten that night of music. I wanted it to go on and on and never end. I have always loved the Festival Hall - it has a great atmosphere. I hope it does not change much. I thought it fine as it was. Sometimes change is not always for the better.

cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1449167640777 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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orchestral music performed by Annunzio Paolo Mantovani

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 18:34:00 +0000
Approved on Thu, 03 Dec 2015 18:52:46 +0000