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Fulham Symphony Orchestra and Fulham Camerata team up for special Nutcracker performance

The enduring musical delight that is Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker is set to be performed by Fulham Symphony Orchestra in a festive treat for the ears.

The renowned ballet score will be brought to life by the amateur orchestra in a magical pre-Christmas concert on 3 December.

The 80 orchestral musicians – who will be headed up by conductor Marc Dooley and orchestra leader Tom Evans – will tell the story of a little girl who is given a present of a nutcracker that comes to life, transporting her to a fairytale world.

Supported by 25 singers from local group the Fulham Camerata, as well as children from the Pimlico Musical Foundation, the orchestra is set to transport the audience from their seats at the St John’s Smith Square classical music venue in Westminster to the enchanted land envisioned by Tchaikovsky.

Fulham Symphony Orchestra committee member and violinist Sharon Robinson explained: “Featuring well-known favourites including the Waltz of the Flowers, Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy and a magnificent finale, this Christmas classic is a festive delight for all the family.”

Tickets for the concert – which starts at 7.30pm on Saturday 3 December – cost £12 (£10 concs). Book online at the St John’s Smith Square website www.sjss.org.uk/events/nutcracker or find out more at www.fso.org.uk.

Fulham Symphony Orchestra's The Nutcracker poster
Image caption: Fulham Symphony Orchestra's The Nutcracker poster