Once Upon a Tune

Sheffield Philharmonic Orchestra, James Mayhew & George Morton
Group type: Orchestras
  • Saturday 6 November
    12 noon – 1.00pm
  • 3.00 – 4.00pm
Ticket typeCost
General Admission£10.00
Children (Under 12)£2.00
Babes in armsfree

Stories from the Orchestra

The Sheffield Philharmonic Orchestra is launching it's 76th concert season with a concert for children and families. They will be joined by acclaimed Illustrator, author, concert presenter and storyteller, James Mayhew to present Once Upon a Tune: Stories from the Orchestra.

Once Upon a Tune brings you six wonderful stories from many lands, all of which inspired great music. You can battle trolls with Peer Gynt if you go In The Hall of the Mountain King; grapple with a magic broom in The Sorcerer's Apprentice, sail the seven seas with Sinbad the Sailor in Scheherazade; be a prince disguised as a bee in The Flight of the Bumblebee and become a fearless hero in William Tell.

The stories will be brought to life live to the music by James, who is famous for bringing live classical music, art and storytelling to families across the UK.


Sheffield Philharmonic Orchestra, James Mayhew (Artist) and George Morton (conductor)


  • Grieg: Morning Mood
  • Grieg: In The Hall of the Mountain King
  • Dukas: The Sorcerer's Apprentice
  • Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade
  • Rimsky-Korsakov: The Flight of the Bumblebee
  • Rossini: William Tell Overture

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