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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

Mari Wyn Williams

Mari Wyn Williams

Coming up

Anna Clyne, Berg and Prokofiev at St John's Smith Square
Monday 7 October 2019 at 7.30pm
Soprano: Mari Wyn Williams

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.

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We are currently looking for more double bass players to join us for the 2019-20 season. If you are an experienced double bass player and would like to join the section for one or more of this season's concerts, please get in touch with Steph Fleming.

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.

Russell Keable
Music Director