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“One of the very best amateur groups in the country”

Classical Music Magazine

“The most professional-sounding of non-professional orchestras”

The Sunday Telegraph

“Kensington Symphony Orchestra once again scores over most professional orchestras”

Classical Source

Leonard Bernstein

Leonard Bernstein

Coming up

Americana '18 at St John's Smith Square
Monday 15 October 2018 at 7.30pm

Music for Dancing at St John's Smith Square
Monday 26 November 2018 at 7.30pm

Welcome to KSO

About Kensington Symphony Orchestra

During 60 years 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 by today’s leading composers are hallmarks of KSO’s repertoire, performed with a skill and panache that has garnered praise from all quarters.

For our next concert we bring you Sibelius's restrained and subtle Sixth Symphony, which has the most beautiful opening of all his works. Delius asks us to imagine gazing out to sea whilst sitting on the heather of the Yorkshire moors in his Song Of Summer, whilst Bridge depicts The Sea in all its different moods. Both are stunning pieces of evocative nature poetry.

I hope you can join us on Tuesday 3 July for the final concert of our 62nd season.

Russell Keable
Music Director