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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

Julien Van Mellaerts (photo: Diana Roberts)

Julien Van Mellaerts (photo: Diana Roberts)

Coming up

Holly Mathieson conducts KSO in Enescu, Mahler and Lutosławski
Saturday 16 March 2019 at 7.30pm
With guest conductor Holly Mathieson

Baritone: Julien Van Mellaerts

KSO at Cadogan Hall
Monday 13 May 2019 at 7.30pm

Welcome to KSO

Enescu, Mahler and Lutosławski at St John's Smith Square. Book tickets for our concert on 16 March HERE

About Kensington Symphony Orchestra

In over 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.

We return to St John's Smith Square on Saturday 16 March with guest conductor Holly Matthieson and baritone soloist Julien Van Mellaerts. Enescu's superbly orchestrated Romanian Rhapsody depicts a succession of festive scenes from his native country, whilst in his heart-rending Kindertotenlieder Mahler tragically foresaw the death of his own child. With its bold colours and folk-inspired freshness, Lutoslawski's Concerto for Orchestra is one of the few great postwar works with immediate appeal.

I hope you can join us on 16 March as we continue our exciting season of concerts.

Russell Keable
Music Director