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Classical Music Magazine

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The Sunday Telegraph

“Kensington Symphony Orchestra once again scores over most professional orchestras”

Classical Source

Sir William Walton

Sir William Walton

7.30pm, Thursday 30 October 1986
Queen Elizabeth Hall

Conductor: Russell Keable

Fanfare Prelude (World première)
Overture to a Picturesque Comedy
Piano Concerto No. 2
Piano: Malcolm Binns
Symphony No. 1

KSO celebrates their 30th anniversary with the World première of Wilfrid Joseph's Fanfare Prelude, commissioned by the orchestra to mark the occasion. The piece's theme is based on the name of KSO's founder and first musical director, Leslie Head.