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Welcome to our new rehearsal venue!

Welcome to our new rehearsal venue! From January 2022, our regular weekly rehearsals will be at St Gabriel’s Pimlico,...

Mission Accomplished.

This performance made me weep. I am not familiar with the work, but I am familiar with the huge...

Spring 2022 soloist Layla Köhler Baratto

Spring 2022 soloist - Layla Köhler Baratto oboist. Born in Brazil, oboist and ABRSM scholar, Layla Köhler Baratto won...

First rehearsal for KPO this year

First rehearsal for KPO this year On Monday 17 May 2021 we made a wonderful start towards returning to...

New chapter for KPO

New conductor Claudio Di Meo Kensington Philharmonic Orchestra starts a new chapter with new conductor Claudio Di Meo. The...

Our soloist Darin Qualls

Our soloist - Darin Qualls A native of Portland, Oregon, USA, violinist Darin Qualls studied at the Cincinnati College...

Tanks crossing the Rhine

Tanks and Rivers? Let me start with Smetana’s Vltava, one of his great cycle of Symphonic Poems written in 1874...

When nothing is as it seems

Stravinsky Stravinsky was, of course, a chameleon who changed his styles as often as Picasso.  Six years after the...

Three great Russians and bit of Shostakovich too…

Three great Russians and bit of Shostakovich too… I don’t subscribe to the theory that things ain’t what they...

Themes, Variations & Fugues

Themes, Variations & Fugues Brahms wrote the Handel Variations for his “beloved friend” Clara Schumann in 1861, when the...