Kimichi Symphony Orchestra
Welcome to the home of the Midlands most ambitious and daring symphony orchestra – KSO.
Christopher Morely, Birmingham Post, 2018
For both of these events, we were joined by Internationally renowned cellist Dr. Richard Jenkinson who performed the Elgar Cello Concerto in Birmingham and the Dvorak Cello Concerto in Prague, just meters from where Dvorak himself sat in the Rudolfinum.
In January 2019, KSO returned to the Bramall to perform Verdi’s Requiem before embarking on another tour of Prague later in the year with an all-Brahms programme including a performance in the Mirror Chapel.
As 2020 dawned, KSO took to the Bramall once more with a 4* “triumph” of The Firebird full ballet (as opposed to the oft-performed suites) complete with dancers this time choreographed by Francesca Andrews and our returning costumier Jay Emme.
The ambitious, daring, complicated and altogether impossible vision of Sally Alexander is met with aplomb by her team and an orchestra membership over 100 players who return time after time to take part in ‘life-changing’ musical moments.
A third tour to Prague in October 2020 is already booked with January 2021 already looking to be KSO’s most ambitious yet . . .
American In Paris
An outdoor live celebration of American orchestral music featuring West Side Story: The Symphonic Dances and Music by Gershwin
Thank you all.”
Les Whitehouse – Trombone