Once Upon a Tune

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

George Morton Conductor
James Mayhew Artist

*programme may be subject to change

The Sheffield Philharmonic is thrilled to announce that the orchestra will be joined by acclaimed Illustrator, author, concert presenter and storyteller, James Mayhew to launch their 76th annual concert season (and first concert appearance since March 2020!).  The Orchestra will present a special concert for children and families to celebrate the publication of James' new book, 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.

James will be doing a book signing after each performance and you can purchase a copy of Once Upon a Tune with your tickets for this concert for £9.99 (RRP £16.99).




- Tickets for children under 18 months are FREE and we recommend our family concerts are most suitable for children aged 4-10 years.  There are baby changing facilities at the venue, and we will have a dedicated space to store prams/buggies.

- The venue is wheelchair accessible, but if you have any queries about accessibility please email: sheffieldphilharmonicorchestra@gmail.com in advance.  Likewise

Event date: 
Saturday, 6 November 2021 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Ticket Prices: 
General Admission £10.00 Concession £8.00 Student/U18 £5.00 Children (Under 12) £2.00 Babes in arms free
Event Poster: 
Victoria Hall
Norfolk St
S1 2JB Sheffield
United Kingdom