The Kelvin Ensemble was founded in 1991 by a group of students at Glasgow University. This provided musicians from across the University with the opportunity to perform classical music concerts under the direction of professional conductors.
The 45 strong Kelvin Chamber Orchestra is now out on tour to Skye, Inverness and Glasgow. The programme includes
Mendelssohn ‘Hebrides Overture’
Schubert ‘Symphony no 8’
Rossini ‘Barber of Seville Overture’
Beethoven ‘Symphony no 6’
In its first 10 years the Ensemble specialised in chamber music and was recognised as one of Scotland’s leading non-professional chamber orchestras. Due to a size increase of over three times, the Ensemble now performs symphonic works rather than chamber music, but has continued to have the goal of allowing as many university students as possible the opportunity to perform orchestral music.