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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.