in Royal Festival Hall - the 1950's

from Southbank Centre Archive:

It was Robert Mayer Children's Concerts which hooked me on the Festival Hall. My school would take group of us on Saturday mornings, and once I'd got the habit, there was no staying away. For a schoolgirl it offered an alluring mix : the adventure of going on an outing; and the excitement of experiencing live music, played by real people at that very moment and not mediated through wireless or gramophone. And the introductions we were given by the genial conductor (do I remember rightly that his name was Trevor Harvey?) were a …   more >>

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Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. accessed: 4 March, 2024 (Southbank Centre Archive,

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall

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, 10 Dec 2015 10:46:32 +0000
Approved on Wed, 03 Feb 2016 14:21:51 +0000