A truly memorable evening
5 April 1972 - 19:30
Homage to Stravinsky, in aid of The English Bach Festival Trust - London Symphony Orchestra, English Bach Festival Chorus and Leonard BernsteinUnforgettable experience
As a 13 year old member of Youth and Music, I would regularly spend Saturday mornings at the Festival Hall and, occasionally, the Royal Albert Hall. This was my first visit to RAH and we managed to obtain tickets behind the organ to watch - what is now considered to be - one of the most memorable concerts held at the Hall. The incredible Leonard Bernstein conducting the LSO in his homage to Stravinsky. The lasting impression was his insistence that there would be no applause or ovation at the end of the concert and the audience were left mesmerised.
I have returned to the Hall on many many occasions witnessing some of the most amazing performers in the best venue in the world. My second most memorable event was Jools Holland at a Prince's Trust evening joined by Solomon Burke, I have been a fan ever since.