PROFESSIONAL musician Matthew Dunn returns to his roots later this month for a family concert.

Matthew Dunn ,who was born and educated in Whitby, will be appearing at the Whitby Pavilion on Friday, February 28 with Grammy-nominated Sinfonia Viva orchestra.

The family concert is part of a new partnership between NYMAZ, Orchestras Live and Whitby Pavilion which aims to bring inspirational live orchestral family concerts to Whitby.

The clarinettist, who now lives in Manchester, will be part of the five-player line up at Sinfonia Viva’s celebrated ‘Flutter & Fly’ concert which has been specially commissioned by the Orchestra for pre-school children and their families.

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.

Venue Manager at Whitby Pavilion Jill Gomez-Mannion, said: “We are extremely excited as venue to be working with Orchestra Live once again, this musical experience offers young children and their parents a wonderful relaxed introduction into orchestral music.

“We are looking forward to working with Orchestras Live in the coming months to bring more events like this to the Whitby area”.

NYMAZ is a youth music development charity which champions the transformative potential of music for children and young people in North Yorkshire and beyond.

Sarah McWatt, Director of NYMAZ, said: “Sinfonia Viva’s Flutter and Fly will be an incredible experience for our youngest audiences and their families, and one that we hope will inspire a lifelong passion for enjoying music.”

‘Flutter & Fly’ is on Friday, February 28 starts at 1.15pm. Tickets cost £7 and £1 for children aged under one and are available at Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, the box office on 01947 458899 or go to |

This event is Co-produced by NYMAZ and Orchestras Live in association with Whitby Pavilion. Sinfonia Viva is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.