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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

Martin James Bartlett

Martin James Bartlett

Coming up

Charlotte Bray, Rachmaninov and Prokofiev at St John's Smith Square
Saturday 14 March 2015 at 7.30pm
With guest conductor Alice Farnham

Piano: Martin James Bartlett

Stravinsky and Beethoven at Milton Court
Tuesday 19 May 2015 at 7.30pm
Piano: Alasdair Beatson

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 Saturday 14 March 2015 with guest conductor Alice Farnham, for a concert featuring Charlotte Bray's Black Rainbow, Rachmaninov's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini with soloist and current BBC Young Musician Martin James Bartlett, and the original version of Prokofiev's 7th symphony.

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

Russell Keable
Music Director

KSO Sponsored Play XV news

Sponsored Play XV in aid of War Child took place at Westfield London on 15 February 2015. So far we have raised over £14,000, with some donations from the day itself still to count. You can still contribute to our fundraising until 6 March 2015 by donating using the button below.