Kent Sinfonia Orchestra

Kent Sinfonia, a leading freelance professional orchestra based in the County of Kent, aims to bring live orchestral music to all including, through its successful educational projects, the next generation of concert-goers.

Kent Sinfonia has performed three concert tours in China, with 30 concerts over three years in cities including Shanghai, Xi’an and Chengdu. Other notable performances have included a residency with New Sussex Opera, a Canterbury Festival concert with acclaimed one-handed pianist Nicholas McCarthy as soloist in Ravel’s Concerto for the Left Hand, a small-ensemble tour of Verdi’s Otello with Kent Opera, concerts in partnership with Caritas Chamber Choir and other choral ensembles, a CD recording with soprano Katie Marshall. an Armistice Concert in Sittingbourne, and a performance of Howard Blake’s music live in concert for the films of Raymond Briggs’ The Snowman and The Bear with conductor James Ross, at the Winter Gardens, Margate.

Kent Sinfonia supports the promotion of work by new composers, and also has an interest in performing music by lesser-known early-mid 20th Century British composers. The orchestra’s first CD, Lost England, features music by George Butterworth and Walter Leigh, British composers both killed at a young age in world wars.