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Fulham Symphony Orchestra poised for two June concerts

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The sounds of some of the world’s greatest composers will be performed in Hammersmith & Fulham this month.

Fulham Symphony Orchestra will perform two concerts of the music of Mozart, Ralph Vaughan Williams and Carl Nielsen.

The first was a special outdoor concert held at the Square at Westfield London on 9 June. The orchestra – which is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year – performed three of Mozart’s symphonies during the concert as part of HF ArtsFest.

Now, the orchestra will take over Hammersmith Town Hall in King Street on 16 June for an evening featuring guest soprano Rebecca Lea and baritone Greg Skidmore.

Fulham Symphony Orchestra’s annual summer concert at the town hall is set to be a celebration of early 20th century music, with English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams and Danish composer Carl Nielsen on the bill.

Vaughan Williams’ Pastoral Symphony, completed in 1922, is ‘a subtly beautiful elegy to the dead of World War I and a meditation on the sounds of peace’, explained FSO chair Sharon Robinson.

Its four lyrical movements share some of the experiences of Vaughan Williams in his role in the medical corps during the First World War.

The performance is followed by Nielsen’s exuberant Symphony No. 3 “Espansiva”, written in 1910-11, and unique in having wordless solo vocal parts in its second movement.

The concert will start at 7.30pm and tickets (£12 or £8 concs) are available online at WeGotTickets or find out more at

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