in Royal Festival Hall - 1951

from Southbank Centre Archive:

1951: I was a 16 year old schoolgirl. My friend Hugh queued all night to get tickets for the opening week; Toscanini was to conduct. He got us two, but Toscanini was ill and I've forgotten who the substitute was. Anyway, it was a wondrous new and modern hall, with strange acoustics

cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1449348362078 accessed: 14 June, 2021 (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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Classical concert

Experience Information

Date/Time 1951
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Liz Ford on Sat, 05 Dec 2015 20:46:02 +0000
Approved on Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:06:51 +0000