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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

Fenella Humphreys

Fenella Humphreys

Coming up

Schubert and Stravinsky with Fenella Humphreys
Tuesday 23 January 2018 at 7.30pm
Violin: Fenella Humphreys

Michael Seal conducts Bruckner 8
Saturday 10 March 2018 at 7.30pm
With guest conductor Michael Seal

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.

Kensington Symphony Orchestra returns to Cadogan Hall for the third concert in the orchestra’s 2017/18 season conducted by music director Russell Keable.

Written for the young virtuoso Samuel Dushkin, Stravinsky’s Violin Concerto was modelled on Bach, who inspired the bouncy motor rhythms of the opening Toccata, the beautiful cantilena of the second Aria and the leaping lines of the final Capriccio. We are delighted to welcome back violin soloist Fenella Humphreys.

With its exceptional rhythmic energy and blissfully ardent slow movement, Schubert’s mighty Ninth Symphony, better known as the ‘Great’, is his orchestral masterpiece.

I hope you can join us as we continue our exciting 62nd season of concerts.

Russell Keable
Music Director