Anna Clyne, Berg and Prokofiev at St John's Smith Square
Monday 7 October 2019 at 7.30pm
Weber, Hindemith and Beethoven at St John's Smith Square
Tuesday 26 November 2019 at 7.30pm
Welcome to KSO
Anna Clyne, Berg and Prokofiev - book tickets for our concert on 7 October 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.
Kensington Symphony Orchestra begins its 64th season at St John's Smith Square on Monday 7 October.
Written for the 2013 Last Night of the Proms, Anna Clyne's Masquerade magically evokes London's 18th century pleasure gardens, where people from all walks of life mingled to enjoy a wide range of music and entertainment. The Symphonic Pieces from the Opera 'Lulu', taken from Berg's unfinished operatic masterpiece about a doomed seductress, is an intense and concentrated combination of chilling passion and voluptuous richness. Prokofiev's loftily heroic Fifth Symphony, written at the end of the Second World War, was immediately acclaimed both in Russia and abroad. It was, the composer claimed, 'a symphony of the greatness of the human spirit, a song of praise of free and happy mankind'.
I hope you can join us on 7 October as we launch our exciting season of concerts.