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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

John McCabe

John McCabe

John McCabe (1939-2015)

John McCabe, CBE (21 April 1939 – 13 February 2015) was a British composer and pianist. He created works in many different forms, including symphonies, ballets, and solo works for the piano. He served as principal of the London College of Music from 1983 to 1990. Guy Rickards described him as "one of Britain’s finest composers in the past half-century" and "a pianist of formidable gifts and wide-ranging sympathies."

Obituary of John McCabe from The Guardian

Obituary of John McCabe from The Independent

Composer and pianist John McCabe dies aged 75, from the BBC

KSO performance history

'Labyrinth' Symphony    2009-10 Season
Concerto for Orchestra    2015-16 Season
Symphony No. 4    2001-02 Season