Symphony, dancers join forces for Christmas show

It promises to be a Christmas feast for the eyes and the ears.

The New Westminster Symphony Orchestra and the Richmond Academy of Dance are once again joining forces to bring an evening of Christmas music to the stage at the Massey Theatre.

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The show is set for Friday, Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m.

Maestro Jin “Jack” Zhang will conduct the orchestra in several Christmas carols, polkas and waltzes to get the audience in to the holiday spirit.

The Richmond Academy of Dance will take to the stage for selections from Tchaikovsky’s beloved Nutcracker. In honour of the dance school’s 30th anniversary, two special guest artists have been invited from the National Ballet of Canada for the occasion. Principal dancer Jillian Vanstone and first soloist Skylar Campbell will dance the leads for the Nutcracker pas de deux.

“If you want to give your family – especially your young Karen Kain or Mikhail Baryshnikov – a holiday memory they’ll treasure, bring them to this Christmas dance and music concert,” says local arts promoter Tony Antonias.

Tickets are $19, available at or 604-521-5050.

The concert is popular every year, so early reservation is recommended, and be sure to arrive early to find a parking spot.

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