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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

BBC's Sherlock, music by David Arnold and Michael Price

BBC's Sherlock, music by David Arnold and Michael Price

Coming up

Heroes and Villains at Queen Elizabeth Hall
Monday 19 January 2015 at 7.30pm

Sponsored Play
Sunday 15 February 2015 at 12.00pm

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.

Following the huge success of our last Sponsored Play in 2013 when we raised over £15,000 for War Child, we will be returning to Westfield London on 15 February 2015 for Sponsored Play XV. More details can be found on this page.

KSO returns to the Queen Elizabeth Hall for Heroes and Villains - a concert of music from films and TV including excerpts from Wagner's Götterdämmerung and Korngold's swashbuckling score to Erroll Flynn's Robin Hood. We will also bring you Danny Elfman's music from Batman, John Williams's Superman, Maurice Jarre's Lawrence of Arabia, Miklós Rózsa's El Cid, a suite from the sensationally popular BBC series Sherlock, by David Arnold and Michael Price, and more.

I hope you can join us on Monday 19 January 2015 as we continue our exciting season of concerts.

Russell Keable
Music Director