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Holly Mathieson

Holly Mathieson

Coming up

Holly Mathieson conducts KSO in Beethoven, Korngold and Brett Dean
Saturday 4 March 2017 at 7.30pm
With guest conductor Holly Mathieson

KSO's 60th anniversary concert
Monday 15 May 2017 at 7.30pm
Soprano: Kiandra Howarth
Mezzo soprano: Caitlin Hulcup
.: Epiphoni Consort
.: Vox Cordis
.: Pegasus Choir

Welcome to KSO

In over half a century of music-making, Kensington Symphony Orchestra has built an enviable reputation as one of the UK's most accomplished and adventurous non-professional orchestras. Established classics, neglected masterpieces and works of today's leading composers are all hallmarks of KSO's repertoire, all performed with a skill and panache that has garnered praise from all quarters.

KSO returns to St John's Smith Square on Saturday 4 March with guest conductor Holly Mathieson. Korngold’s opulent full-blooded symphony, with its glittering orchestration and abundance of generous melody, is preceded by Beethoven’s taut and intense Coriolan Overture plus an exciting recent work by the award-winning Australian composer, Brett Dean.

I hope you can join us as we continue our exciting season of concerts.

Russell Keable
Music Director

Click here to view details of KSO's 61st season in 2016/17, including our 60th anniversary concert at the Barbican.