Once Upon a Tune

James Mayhew - Illustrator, author, concert presenter, storyteller

We are thrilled to announce that we will be launching our 76th concert season with a concert for children and families.  We 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.

We would like to thank Arts Council England and the Morrisons Foundation for their generous funding of this project.

A limited number of tickets for these concerts are currently on sale.

NOTE:  Depending on the likelihood of social distancing requirements being necessary for a concert on 6th November, we will be releasing tickets for a full capacity audience on 1st October.  If tickets have sold out between now and 1st October, please add your name to the waitlist and we will inform you if/when more tickets go on sale.

Speaking about the donation, Morrisons Foundation Trustee David Scott said:

"We are pleased to be supporting Sheffield Philharmonic Orchestra with funds to present an interactive musical concert for local children and families. This innovative project's concept is inspired and we will be thrilled to learn of the impact it is able to achieve."