Mahler for amateurs is no bad ideamain
I wish to could go to hear the Kensington Symphony Orchestra player Mahler’s fourth tomorrow night, but I’m down for a theatre premiere.
The KSO defines itself as an amateur orchestra. In fact, it contains lots of conservatory graduates, music-biz professionals, journalists, PRs and generally civilised chaps and chapettes. The word from rehearsal is that Mahler 4 went really well. The soloist is Katharine Watson, the conductor Russell Keable, and the other item on the programme is Lutoslawski Chantefleurs et Chantefables. Wish I could be there. Booking details here.