Families can Flutter & Fly into music with Sinfonia Viva

Sinfonia Viva are presenting Flutter & Fly in Derby this week
Sinfonia Viva are presenting Flutter & Fly in Derby this week

East Midlands’ regional orchestra Sinfonia Viva has announced a second performance date in the Cathedral Quarter as part of this week’s Derby Book Festival

Flutter & Fly is a family concert that will be held in the orchestra’s innovative inflatable mobile venue in the Market Place on Friday, June 10 at 11.30am.

Flutter & Fly – commissioned by Viva especially for children aged under six and their families – is presented by composer and guitarist Jack Ross, accompanied by four Viva musicians.

The story, music and songs track the adventures of Rowan’s paper aeroplane who meets a host of friends in the sky from a bee to a rocket.

The story is further brought to life by the illustrations of visual artist Eleanor Meredith whose live drawings and animation are projected on screens around the stage.

The young audience members and their families will be invited to relax on chairs and beanbags during the concert and there will be the opportunity to see the instruments up close during and after the performance.

Tickets priced £5, which includes a book and CD of the story and music for every child in the audience, are available on 01332 255800, www.derbylive.co.uk or the Assembly Rooms box office.