Cobweb News

What a wonderful concert party we had at the weekend. Thank you to everyone who has supported the parties over the last few months. It’s not over yet, we still have one more amazing event for you – tomorrow night! Details below…

In this week’s Cobweb News
– Live Recital with Fenella Humphreys – tomorrow!
– Cobweb Orchestra Musical Book Club
– Hints and tips for orchestral playing with Amy Yule, Principal Flute of the Hallé Orchestra
– Dates for your diary – January 2021

Live Recital with Fenella Humphreys
Thursday 17th December 6-7pm on Zoom

Cost £8/10

Recital with Fenella Humphreys (violin) and Daniel Grimwood (piano)

Bruch violin concerto no. 1 (in G minor – the famous one).

There’s still time to sign up – just do it before 5pm tomorrow!

Listen or join in via Zoom (on mute)

Those of you who have heard or played with Fenella or Daniel before will need no encouragement to join them in playing Bruch’s gloriously romantic violin concerto. If you haven’t heard them before, here’s a chance to remedy that.

Fenella and Daniel will be joining us via Zoom from London and, as with previous events using this format, Cobweb players can either play along with the orchestral parts on mute, or listen to the performance.

Parts can be found at :,_Op.26_(Bruch,_Max)

Afterwards, you will have the chance to chat to the performers about the piece and hear their thoughts on it.

AND here is an idea for a pre-Christmas treat, a Musical Advent Calendar which Fenella and Daniel have produced…

This is what they have to say about it:

“We’ve recorded one video for each day from 1st December through until Christmas Day. For just £25 (£1 per day) people will receive a link each day for the new video. The music we’ve recorded is everything from beautiful classical gems through to Christmas favourites. The videos will be available for people to enjoy as long as they’d like. If you’d like to buy it or have it sent to a friend, email me on

Enrolments are now open, click here to secure your place.

Cobweb Orchestra Musical Book Club
Thursday 7th January, 7-8pm (please note the new time)
Cost £4/5


Our first Book Club of 2021 kicks off with one of the best pieces ever written (in my opinion) Mendelssohn’s “The Hebrides” overture.

Join us as we discuss the piece and play along to a recording to learn more about it.

Parts can be found here:,_Op.26_(Mendelssohn,_Felix)

Hints and tips for orchestral playing with Amy Yule, principal flute of the Hallé Orchestra
Monday 11th January 7-8 pm on Zoom
Cost £8/10

“Hints and tips for orchestral playing with Amy Yule, principal flute of the Hallé Orchestra”

We didn’t really know what to call this session as it’s a combination of workshop, demonstration, masterclass and seminar. “How to become a better orchestral player” was one suggestion “The pleasures and pitfalls of playing in an orchestra” was another.

Regardless of what we call it, what will happen is that Amy (who many Cobweb players will know from her time as principal flute of Royal Northern Sinfonia) will look in detail at some passages from Dvorak’s 7th symphony and explain how each instrument contributes to the desired effect. You can join in either by playing whilst muted, or (if you’re happy to demonstrate what you can do) by unmuting so that others can hear. Alternatively, you might wish to attend the session to ask a question, to join in the discussion, or purely as an observer.

Whatever you decide to do, you will get to spend an hour in Amy’s company and find out what makes her such a successful professional musician.


Cobweb Orchestra Virtual Concert Party
Saturday 16th January, 7pm

Email now if you’d like to perform!

Brahms Double Concerto
Thursday 28th January, 7pm
Play or listen with Alice Jones and Peter Fisher

Lorna Wright
Event Coordinator, Cobweb Orchestra

Posted by Tracy Reed