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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

John McCabe

John McCabe

Coming up

A tribute to John McCabe
Monday 12 October 2015 at 7.30pm

Williamson, Bliss and Copland at St John's Smith Square
Monday 23 November 2015 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 to St John's Smith Square on Monday 12 October 2015 for the first concert of our 60th season: Richard Strauss's electrifying tone poem Don Juan, the Concerto for Orchestra by John McCabe, who died this year, and Ravel's masterful orchestration of Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition.

I hope you can join us for our anniversary season of concerts.

Russell Keable
Music Director

View KSO's 60th season of concerts here.