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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

St John's Smith Square

St John's Smith Square

Coming up

Richard Watkins plays Colin Matthews Horn Concerto
Monday 3 October 2016 at 7.30pm
French Horn: Richard Watkins

Debussy, Dutilleux and Berlioz at St John's Smith Square
Monday 21 November 2016 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 3 October to begin our 61st season, with John Adams's Slonimsky's Earbox, Colin Matthews's horn concerto with soloist Richard Watkins, and Bartók's Concerto for Orchestra.

I hope you can join us as we begin our next 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.