Award-winning Kelvin Ensemble hold 15th anniversary concert

On Saturday 2 December the University of Glasgow's student-run Kelvin Ensemble will hold their 15th anniversary concert at the University's Bute Hall.

Renowned American conductor Kenneth Woods will be taking charge of the orchestra for the first time. Already known in the US as one of the most exciting conductors of the new generation, Kenneth Woods is quickly becoming recognised as a major talent on the international scene. He has worked with many world-class orchestras including the National Symphony Orchestra, the Cincinnati Symphony and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.

The Kelvin-Ensemble will perform a new work by Tommy Fowler, commissioned especially for this event, and Dvorak's Symphony No.8 in G major, Op.88. Talented viola player Veronika Toth will also make a guest appearance on the night, performing the Walton Viola Concerto.

Founded in 1991, the Kelvin Ensemble is the student-run chamber orchestra of the University of Glasgow. Under the guidance of professional conductors the Kelvin Ensemble allows students to produce both classical and modern music to the highest standard and has also won numerous awards for its pioneering work.

The concert will begin at 7.30pm at the Bute Hall, University of Glasgow. Tickets costs £7.50 (£4 concession). To purchase tickets please email

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2. Journalists are invited to attend the event. Please contact the Media Relations Office for complimentary tickets

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First published: 27 November 2006