Orchestral Music by Sawyers on Nimbus Records

"...a deeply impressive work, serious in tone throughout, and genuinely symphonic...superbly orchestrated...This is one of the finest new symphonies by a British composer I have heard in years" Robert Matthew-Walker, Classical Source

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Schönberg and Brahms on Somm Records

This disc documents the emerging mastery of two of music history’s most powerful and closely linked artistic personalities — Brahms and Schönberg, pairing the original chamber versions of the seminal works of their early maturity, which were primarily known through performances by much larger orchestral forces. Ken plays cello with Ensemble Epomeo and conducts the Orchestra of the Swan

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Auricolae Music and Storytelling new in June from Avie

The members of the acclaimed string trio Ensemble Epomeo transform into Auricolae, a fantastical band of minstrels presenting fairytales, folklore, and fables in a two-CD set of new music dramatized via the ageless art of storytelling. More than a dozen parables from around the world fuse traditional allegories with inventive mythical settings, pair timeless legends with new musical scores, and offer original stories whose inspiration stems from the beginning of time.

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Welcome to the website of Kenneth Woods. Ken is Principal Conductor of the English Symphony Orchestra, Principal Guest Conductor of the Orchestra of the Swan in Stratford-upon-Avon and cellist of the string trio Ensemble Epomeo.


  • October 9- Ken speaks about the Saint Louis Requiem Protests on WQXR’s Conducting Business


Ken’s blog,  A View From The Podium (one of the 25 most influential music blogs in the world)

Mahler at Vftp