Our Mission

Kensington Symphony Orchestra was created by passionate musicians for passionate musicians who want to share their love of classical music with those around them.  The ensemble creates a musical escape for performers who want to hone their playing skills and challenge themselves in the area of classical repertoire.   We place a strong emphasis on mentorship and educational outreach, finding ways for seasoned musicians to reach out to up-and-coming musicians at all levels of development.  

Whenever possible, the members of the Kensington Symphony Orchestra are paid stipends for their participation in concerts.


Music and art should exist for their own sake and not because they are mandated by a government or other entity. People who love beauty and peace in their lives will support music for music’s sake.
— Michelle Willis, Artistic Director of Kensington Symphony Orchestra