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Family Concert: Once Upon a Tune

with Britten Sinfonia

Illustration from James Mayhew's book Once Upon A Tune: Stories From The Orchestra, depicting a fairy tale castle, and in the sky is a sun with a smiling face.

Live illustration, colourful music and storytelling merge in this magical family concert from author and illustrator James Mayhew and Britten Sinfonia.

Mayhew’s recent book, Once Upon A Tune, is brought to life by Britten Sinfonia, as stories of celebrated pieces of music – including Grieg’s In The Hall of the Mountain King, Dukas’s The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade and Rossini’s William Tell – emerge before our eyes, while Mayhew’s captivating work is projected from his easel on to a big screen.

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

This performance will finish at approximately 12.00pm, with no interval

Promoted by Britten Sinfonia

Milton Court Concert Hall