Ralph Vaughan Williams in Royal Festival Hall - the 1950's

from Southbank Centre Archive:

I saw it under construction and witnessed the acoustic trials. I remember in the very early days sitting by Ralph Vaughan Williams who was in Robin Day's plywood foyer chairs. The seat back and sides were in one piece. Vaughan Williams was broadly built. When he got up he found the chair clipped to his backside!

cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1449251813886 accessed: 2 December, 2022 (Southbank Centre Archive, http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/about-us/history-and-archive/southbank-centre-archive)

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall

Listeners

Ralph Vaughan Williams
Composer
1872-1958

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 Fri, 04 Dec 2015 17:56:54 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Jan 2016 22:50:14 +0000