|Born||16 February 1856
|Died||22 February 1934 (age 78)
|Associated acts||Concertgebouw Orchestra
He was the first principal conductor of the Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam, holding that position from 1888 to 1895. He left the Concertgebouw Orchestra to take up a conducting post with the Scottish Orchestra in Glasgow. From 1905 to 1926, Kes was director of a music conservatory in Koblenz.
- "Dirigenten". Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest. Archived from the original on 2007-05-10. Retrieved 2007-05-21.
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