Prokofiev conjures romance and tragedy with startling artistry in his ballet Romeo and Juliet, in scenes performed by Kensington Symphony Orchestra (KSO).

Although he initially completed the work for the Kirov Ballet in 1935, Prokofiev revised it heavily for a 1940 production, resulting in the much-loved version that we hear today. And what a result: Romeo and Juliet has often been called the greatest ballet score in history.

The infectious rhythms of Gershwin’s Cuban Overture open the concert, and Korngold’s lyrical Violin Concerto completes the programme.In over 60 years 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 by today’s leading composers are hallmarks of KSO’s repertoire, performed with a skill and panache that has garnered praise from all quarters.

Performers

  • Kensington Symphony Orchestra
  • Russell Keable conductor
  • Fenella Humphreys violin

Repertoire

  • Gershwin: Cuban Overture
  • Korngold: Violin Concerto in D, Op.35
  • Interval
  • Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet Suite