Nielsen and Arnold at St John's Smith Square
Monday 3 July 2017 at 7.30pm
Strauss, Stravinsky and Joseph Phibbs
Monday 9 October 2017 at 7.30pm
Welcome to KSO
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.
Danish composer Carl Nielsen’s gripping final symphony stands out from his others because of its boldness and bitter comic irony. It is preceded by Nielsen's Rhapsody Overture, commissioned by the Royal Danish Theatre in Copenhagen, and a rare performance of Malcolm Arnold’s score for the magical yet tragic one-act ballet, Rinaldo and Armida.
I hope you can join us to complete our exciting season of concerts.