in Royal Festival Hall - the 1950's

from Southbank Centre Archive:

I will always be grateful to my parents who took me, at the age of six to my first concert. I remember every detail to this day (some 50 years later). The thrill of walking into the Festival Hall, the beautiful colour of the wood, the carpets; I had never seen such a grand, sytlish building. I remember listening to the music which was perfect for a little girl: Sherezade [Sheherazade] and Grieg's A minor piano concerto. Many happy times were spent subsequent to that first concert sitting in our favourite choir seats. It has also given me a love of music for the rest of my life.

cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. accessed: 22 February, 2024 (Southbank Centre Archive,

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall

Listening to

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Grieg's Piano Concerto
written by Maurice Ravel

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 Sat, 05 Dec 2015 20:18:06 +0000
Approved on Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:37:23 +0000