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

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
Scheherazade: I The Sea and Sinbad’s Ship
William Tell Overture
Flight of the Bumble Bee
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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