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Sunday 25 September 2022, 3pm

Once Upon a Tune: Spooky Stories

Once Upon a Tune: Spooky Stories

Tickets from £15

excludes booking fee of £1 per transaction


Saffron Walden Symphony Orchestra
Richard Hull
James Mayhew & Antonio Reche-Martinez
narration & illustration


Paul Dukas
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
Camille Saint-Saëns
Danse Macabre
Jean Sibelius
The Swan of Tuonela
Engelbert Humperdinck
'The Witch's Ride' from Hansel & Gretel
Richard Wagner
Overture to The Flying Dutchman

Running Time

1 hour 30 minutes

A illustration of a wizard casting a spell, and a child who is tossed about in a fearsome sea

Come and enjoy some of the best-loved and spookiest musical treats in an extravaganza of music, painting, and stories for families, with children’s author-illustrator James Mayhew, Antonio Reche-Martinez, and Saffron Walden Symphony Orchestra.

The programme includes Dukas’ The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Saint-Saens’ Danse Macabre, Humperdinck’s Witch’s Ride, Wagner’s Flying Dutchman and more.

James tells the stories and then he and Antonio paint live on stage, capturing the spine-chilling scenes, while the Orchestra plays.

Their paintings will be raffled at the end of the Concert, and all profits go to Refugease, a charity supporting refugees all around the world.

Shuttle Bus

Our free minibus service between Audley End Station and Saffron Hall will not be in operation for this event.

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Age Guidance

This event is not recommended for children under 4 years old