Live illustration, colourful music and storytelling merge in this magical family concert from the award-winning James Mayhew and Britten Sinfonia.

James’ recent book, Once Upon A Tune, is brought to life by the ensemble.

The stories of celebrated pieces of music – including Grieg’s The Hall of the Mountain King, Dukas’s The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade and Rossini’s William Tell – emerge before your eyes as James’s captivating work is projected from his easel to a big screen.

'Once Upon A Tune' was Sunday Times and 'Guardian Children’s Book of the Year 2021'.

Britten Sinfonia

James Mayhew live illustration
George Morton
music arrangements

Dukas:
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
Rimsky-Korsakov:
Scheherazade: I The Sea and Sinbad’s Ship
Rossini:
William Tell Overture
Rimsky-Korsakov:
Flight of the Bumble Bee
Grieg:
In the Hall of the Mountain King

With thanks to the Chapman Charitable Trust.


General booking opens Saturday 25 November at 10am.

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