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Our next scheduled concert is now confirmed for 27th November 2021.

In the absence of any hard information about our next concert, we are pleased to bring you these images from a Zoom concert we held in late November.

As part of this concert, Beth Perry has composed and recorded a wonderfully haunting cello piece, The Path You can hear it by following the link

  Next Concert Saturday 19th March 2022 7.30 pm  
Violin Concerto 
Symphony No 5 
St Andrew's Church, Surbiton
Maple Road
Surbiton  KT6 4AB
Saturday 19th March 2022 7.30 pm
  Poster Gallery  

Welcome to our poster gallery

Rolling poster show from past concerts. Hover to pause, click to view full-screen.

Principal bassoonist required

We are looking for a regular principal bassoon from January 2018 — Grade 8 plus, orchestral experience, and informal audition (3 to 4 rehearsals). To apply, follow the contact link and sent us brief details of your playing experience.

You can find more on our rehearsal venue, times and schedule on the players page.

Enjoy our new video, which will make you rush to join us, if you play an instrument, or to enjoy our next concert, if you dont!

Kingston Philharmonia was founded in 1974 by Walter Wurzburger, who had established himself in Kingston as a composer, player, conductor and teacher. He conducted the orchestra for the next twenty-one years.

For 15 years, until April 2013, the orchestra was conducted by Levon Parikian.

Since then, we have appointed a series of guest conductors. In March, 2018, following a highly successful concert, we were fortunate in securing the services of Lewis Gaston as our conductor and Musical Director.

We are now an established part of the musical landscape in Kingston-on-Thames, giving four concerts a year, normally in St Andrew's Church, Surbiton, or All Saints Church, Kingston.

We always welcome new players, particularly string players, and especially violins and cellos. We occasionally have vacancies for wind and brass, for which there is an informal audition. Please see the join us page for more details and how to apply.

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