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“One of the very best amateur groups in the country”

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

Hector Berlioz

Hector Berlioz

Coming up

Debussy, Dutilleux and Berlioz at St John's Smith Square
Monday 21 November 2016 at 7.30pm

Stravinsky and Bruckner at Cadogan Hall
Monday 23 January 2017 at 7.30pm

Welcome to KSO

In over half a century 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 of today's leading composers are all hallmarks of KSO's repertoire, all performed with a skill and panache that has garnered praise from all quarters.

KSO returns St John's Smith Square on Monday 21 November to continue our 61st season, with Debussy's Impressionist tone-poem Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune, Dutilleux's dazzling modern orchestral showpiece Métaboles, and excerpts from Berlioz's 'dramatic symphony' Roméo et Juliette.

I hope you can join us as we continue our exciting season of concerts.

Russell Keable
Music Director

Click here to view details of KSO's 61st season in 2016/17, including our 60th anniversary concert at the Barbican.