Schoenberg at St John's Smith Square
Monday 20 November 2017 at 7.30pm
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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 St John’s Smith Square for the second concert in the orchestra’s 2017/18 season conducted by music director Russell Keable.
By turns Expressionist and Romantic, Schoenberg's colourful Five Pieces For Orchestra of 1909 marked an important stage on his journey to atonality. But he still preserved a profound respect for the German tradition, shown in his orchestrations of Bach and Brahms, which he jokingly referred to as 'Brahms's Fifth Symphony'.
I hope you can join us as we continue our exciting 62nd season of concerts.