Lorna Wright

Cobweb News 16.12.17

Dear all,
Wow, it seems a while ago now but what a day we had on the earlier this month in York! The Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6 was amazing, thanks to all who took part and of course thanks to Andy for leading us through such a great day. Special thanks to the York team, Sue, Jim and all those who work so hard to help the teas/coffees/lunches all just right.
It looks like you’ve all had a great end of term with your groups, do check out the photos from people on our facebook page.

In this Cobweb News:
Message from Andy
A Christmas Quiz…
Month of Symphonies!
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Cobweb News 29.11.17

Dear all,
It looked like a very lovely weekend at Shepherds Dene last weekend, just a quote from Christine for those not on Facebook:
Great musical weekend at Cobwebs residential at Shepherd’s Dene. With our colleague and guest cello player Alice Jones we played a cello concerto by Victor Hubert. Also Andy’s choice of Mendelssohn’s Symphony no 1 written when he was a child apparently (??!!). Played the William Tell overture right through – well done trumpet & horn sections & Michelle on cello!! Saturday evening – Alice got the orchestra playing Bali gamelan music – without dots (always a challenge) followed up by Tracy conducting us in some “fun” tunes including Wallace & Gromit & the Muppets show theme music & Eye Level from Van de Valk for those of us old enough to remember it.

In this weeks Cobweb News
– Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6 – this weekend!
– January 2018 – A Month of Symphonies
– Sad news
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Cobweb News 21.11.17

Dear all,
I heard it was a lovely day with Chris last weekend, thanks to all those who came and took part.
Just a short news this week:
– Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6 in York
– Dates for your Diary
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Cobweb News 15.11.17

Dear all,
We had a lovely day last Sunday at the 6th of Peter Wood’s Haydn Symphonies Project, well done to all those who came along, you sounded fantastic.

In this week’s Cobweb News:
– This weekend! Chris Griffiths’ Mozart Double Bill
– Tchaikovsky Symphony No 6 Study Day

Mozart Double Bill Study Day with Chris Griffiths
Saturday 18th November, 11-4pm
Newbiggin on Lune Public Hall,
Kirkby Stephen,
CA17 4NT
Members £10
Non Members £14
It’s not too late to sign up for this Saturday’s study day with Chris Griffiths! It’s shaping up to be a great day so please do come along and join us. We will enjoy a shared lunch on this day, feel free to contribute to this. The enrolment form with more information is here.

Tchaikovsky Symphony No 6 Study Day
Sunday 3rd December, 11-4pm
Haxby Memorial Hall, Haxby, YO32 3HT
You are invited to come and play Tchaikovsky’s 6th Symphony with the Cobweb Orchestra in York on Sunday 3 December.
If you don’t live in York, why not come a day early and visit St Nicholas Fair for a spot of Christmas shopping on the Saturday? You’ll also be able to enjoy a glass (or two) of festive mulled wine from one of the traditional wooden chalets to get you in the mood for playing Tchaikovsky on Sunday!

A message about parts from the Library Team:
We have an excellent orchestra building up for 3rd December when we’ll work away at this magnificent piece of extravagant romanticism and try to come up with a complete play through by the end of the day.
Most players will probably want to have a look at their parts beforehand, so here is where you can find something to download and print off.
http://imslp.org/wiki/Symphony_No.6%2C_Op.74_(Tchaikovsky%2C_Pyotr)
We have had transposed parts made for Bb trumpets and Bb 2nd clarinet (most of the piece is for A clarinet) which can be sent to players ahead of time if they request them.
For players who arrive at the venue without a part, there will be parts there that you can borrow on the day or, should you still want your own part, photocopying facilities available to print one off (for which there will be a charge of £2.50). However, this does take a while and can lead to delays getting started, so we hope that as many people as possible come with their own pre-printed (and pre-practiced) parts.

That’s all for this week, I hope you all have a great time with Chris at the weekend!
Best wishes,
Lorna
Event Co-ordinator, Cobweb Orchestra

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Cobweb News 06.11.17

Dear all,
A huge congratulations to those of you who took part in the fantastic Mozart Requiem performance at Durham Cathedral on Saturday evening, to a standing ovation of 500 people! There’s a small review of the concert here: http://www.musicdurham.co.uk/reviews/chor-semiseria-visit-durham. A huge thank you to Graham and team for all their hard work in making the event happen and of course to Andy for conducting.

In this weeks Cobweb News:
– Cobweb Events 2018 (The First Few Months) – A message from Andy
– Haydn Symphonies No. 6 – this weekend!
– Mozart Double Bill with Chris Griffiths

COBWEB EVENTS 2018 (THE FIRST FEW MONTHS) – A message from Andy
Tan-ta-ra. The time has come to unveil the programme of events for New Year to Easter 2018, so diary at the ready and make sure you make a note of all the things that interest you.
January: A Month of Symphonies
We haven’t done this for a few years, but the chance to play a great selection of symphonies (in chronological order from Classical to Post-romantic) with some of the wonderful young conductors who choose to work with us was too good miss, so here’s the lineup:
Saturday 6th – Mozart “Haffner” with Joe Davies in Cumbria.
Sunday 14th – Mendelssohn “Scottish” with Mark Edwards in Wylam.
Saturday 20th – Brahms 2 with Patrick Burnett in Newcastle.
Sunday 28th – Nielsen 2 with Jonathan Bloxham in York.
February: Soloists and a special concert
Saturday 10th – “Anyone can be a soloist”. Venue TBC. We already have 6 soloists signed up for this. Some of the items are going to be quite short, so we can fit a few more into the day. Let me know if this appeals to you. We’ll also need players of all instruments to accompany our soloists.
Sunday 25th – Lunchtime concert in the gorgeous setting of Bowes museum.
March: The BIG PLAY and Sibelius with Iona Brown
Either Saturday 10th or Sunday 11th Study day on Sibelius’s Violin Concerto with Iona Brown. The date and a venue will be fixed once Iona knows which day doesn’t clash with her Royal Northern Sinfonia duties.
Saturday 17th BIG PLAY in Dipton. This years theme is “IN C”. Let your group conductors know if you have any good ideas for repertoire.
Further details (times, venues, etc) for all these events will appear on the events page of the website shortly, so keep an eye on this, especially as there may well be extra events (such as the next installment of the Haydn project) which haven’t yet been timetabled.
That takes us up to Easter, but don’t close your diary just yet because you’ll want to make a note of the Sedbergh Residential Weekend (April 6th – 8th) and, on May 11th, (very exciting, this) we’ve been invited to get involved in the reopening of the extravagantly refurbished Middlesbrough Town Hall. Yes, May 11th really is a Friday, and it’s an afternoon concert playing Rachmaninov and Elgar with schoolchildren from the town. Please make yourselves free during the day for this if you are able. It will be lovely to be back in that fabulous building.
Andy


Haydn Symphonies No. 6 – this weekend!
** We’re in need of oboists and horn players for this weekend!! **
The 6th session in our journey through Haydn’s symphonies will be on Sunday 12 November 2017 at St Oswins Church Hall, Wylam from 2.00pm to 6.00pm.
http://www.cobweborchestra.org.uk/events/event.php?id=347
We will be looking at symphonies 34,23,22,21,24,and 29 all written between 1763 and 1765. Symphony No.21 (The Philosopher) is one of Haydn’s “named” symphonies and is unique as it has 2 coranglais instead of oboes. A great opportunity for those of you who play the coranglais!
All of the other symphonies we will be looking at were written for strings with oboes and horns (although bassoons are likely to have also played cello parts and will be very welcome at this session).
Enrolment form here.

Mozart Double Bill Study Day with Chris Griffiths
Saturday 18th November, 11-4pm
Newbiggin on Lune Public Hall,
Kirkby Stephen,
CA17 4NT
http://www.cobweborchestra.org.uk/events/event.php?id=340
Chris writes:
As a student at the RAM, quite a long time ago (!), performing at an audition or similar event, I launched into the wrong rondo after the 2nd movement of this concerto that we will be playing in Kirkby Stephen!!
It must have sounded ok – and somehow fitted with the accompaniment! – but of course all was revealed when the pianist played their version after my confident opening!
So I won’t be making that mistake again!
Andy suggested pairing it with symphony no 40, which has adapted parts – no doubt the result of his own brilliant handiwork, that was so successful in our last session, earlier this year in Billingham…

We will enjoy a shared lunch on this day, feel free to contribute to this. The enrolment form is here.

That’s all for this week, hopefully see lots of you on Sunday for Haydn Symphonies Day.
Best wishes,
Lorna
Event Co-ordinator, Cobweb Orchestra

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Cobweb News 25.10.17

Dear all,

What a lovely concert it was in Aysgarth last weekend, congratulations to all those involved. We're all getting excited for the Durham Cathedral performance of Mozart Requiem – please do come support us if you're not already involved, it's going to be a fantastic occasion!

In This Weeks Cobweb News

– November Events
– A message from Anita
– A message from Andy

– November Events
Both events are £10 for members, £14 for non members – please see website for more details or email me!

Haydn Symphonies Project
The 6th session in our journey through Haydn's symphonies will be on Sunday 12 November 2017 at St Oswins Church Hall, Wylam from 2.00pm to 6.00pm. 

We will be looking at symphonies 34,23,22,21,24,and 29 all written between 1763 and 1765. Symphony No.21 (The Philosopher) is one of Haydn's "named" symphonies and is unique as it has 2 coranglais instead of oboes. A great opportunity for those of you who play the coranglais!

All of the other symphonies we will be looking at were written for strings with oboes and horns (although bassoons are likely to have also played cello parts and will be very welcome at this session).

As a compromise between trying to retain an authentic orchestra, and making the sessions available to more players to participate the following additional players are also welcome to participate in this session:-
Flutes – to double oboe parts
Clarinets – to play oboe parts (in C) but no transposed parts will be provided.
After this session we will have looked at 34 of the symphonies. Only 72 to go and the orchestra does get bigger soon! 

Please book asap so that we know how many parts we will need.

Mozart Double Bill Study Day with Chris Griffiths
Saturday 18th November, 11-4pm
Newbiggin on Lune Public Hall, 
Kirkby Stephen,
CA17 4NT

Chris writes: 
As a student at the RAM, quite a long time ago (!), performing at an audition or similar event, I launched into the wrong rondo after the 2nd movement of this concerto that we will be playing in Kirkby Stephen!!
It must have sounded ok – and somehow fitted with the accompaniment! – but of course all was revealed when the pianist played their version after my confident opening!
So I won't be making that mistake again!
Andy suggested pairing it with symphony no 40, which has adapted parts – no doubt the result of his own brilliant handiwork, that was so successful in our last session, earlier this year in Billingham…

We will enjoy a shared lunch on this day, feel free to contribute to this.

– A message from Anita about Shepherds Dene Residential
Hi All,
We have had a great response to our weekend residential at Shepherds Dene but can still take a few more people (particularly upper strings).. If you have thought about coming but haven't quite got around to filling in the form the main form is attached here.
Best wishes,
Anita

– A message from Andy
USING THE COBWEB LIBRARY: IDEA NO. 1 – EVERYONE CAN BE A SOLOIST

Barbara and Graham and their team have done a brilliant job of organising our massive library so that it is a reliable yet flexible resource and I've been giving some thought as to how we can use it in slightly different ways. 

So this is idea no. 1.

Over the last couple of years, we've held "Concerto Days" when some of our more confident players have put themselves forward as soloists and played a vast range of music featuring their instruments. This process led to a recent performance of three concertos, with Cobweb members as soloists, being performed before a very appreciative audience in the lovely setting of Preston Hall Music Room.

I thought it would be a good idea to open up the possibility of more of our players, (not necessarily those who are used to the limelight), having a go at being soloists and delving into our library to see what is available. We have over 50 pieces for soloist and orchestra in the Cobweb library ranging from Baroque to contemporary and covering almost every instrument. Some of them are quite short and the longer pieces can be split into single movements, so you don't have to commit to anything too long and complicated.

So, if you think you might be interested in looking at the list of pieces available and deciding if you'd like to try one. Let me know (andy.jackson0@talk21.com).

We've put aside Saturday 10th February 2018 (Venue TBD) to try out this new way of using the library and creating challenging but achievable new opportunities for players. Get the date in you diary whether you want to try being a soloist, or want to come along and support soloists by forming the orchestra to accompany them.

I'm working on idea no. 2, but, in the meantime, if you have any thoughts on ways of using the library to the benefit of all our players, please share them with me. 

Andy

That's all for this week, I hope you're having/had a lovely half term break!

Best wishes,
Lorna
 
Event Co-ordinator, Cobweb Orchestra
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Cobweb News 24.7.17

Hi all,
Congratulations to all those who played at the musical picnic yesterday, I thought you all did great! Despite the rain it was a brilliant success.There are lots of pictures on Facebook, you can see them here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/52837310094/?ref=bookmarks
Well, if you thought that was us done for the Summer you’d be quite wrong. There’s lots to get involved with over the next few weeks so do sign up!

Upcoming Events:

5th August: Haydn Symphonies Project – No. 5 – Sign up fast!
2-6pm
Dipton Community Centre, DH9 9DR
Members £9, Non Members £12
http://www.cobweborchestra.org.uk/events/event.php?id=334
**I’m sorry for the lateness of this enrollment form, it’s only 2 weeks away so sign up fast!**
The Journey through Haydn’s symphonies continues on Saturday 5 August 2017 at Dipton Community Centre 2.00pm to 6.00pm. This, our 5th session and Haydn is now employed by Prince Paul Anton Esterhazy as the Assistant Capellmeister at the palace at Eisenstadt.
We will be looking at symphonies 36,9,108 ‘B’, 14,12,40 &16.
These were all written for strings with oboes and horns (although bassoons are likely to have also played cello parts and will be very welcome at this session).
As a compromise between trying to retain an authentic orchestra, and making the sessions available to more players to participate the following additional players are also welcome to participate in this session:-
Flutes – to double oboe parts
Clarinets – to play oboe parts (in C) but no transposed parts will be provided.
After this session we will have looked at 28 of the symphonies (just over ¼). Only 78 to go!

12th August: Sage Gateshead Study Day
1.30 – 7pm
Sage Gateshead, NE8 2JR
http://www.cobweborchestra.org.uk/events/event.php?id=331
This is a day for musicians who have some experience of playing in an orchestra, but do not consider themselves experts. Andy Jackson will conduct works ranging from the well known to the obscure and from Baroque to modern.
Some of the music is specially arranged for amateur players, and some will be played as the composers such as Beethoven, Bizet and Elgar originally intended.
There will be an informal presentation for friends and family at 6pm.
To participate in the day, please book directly with Sage Gateshead Box Office on 0191 443 4661 or Sage Gateshead Website

20th August: Gibside Chapel performance
Gibside Chapel, Rowlands Gill, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear, NE16 6BG
http://www.cobweborchestra.org.uk/events/event.php?id=325
Enrollment form here
Join Andy Jackson when The Cobweb Orchestra will perform English Georgian Music in the beautiful National Trust Gibside Chapel. Perfect for a Summer’s Day.
Rehearsal: 11 am to 1 pm on the day
Concert: 2 – 3.30pm
Gibside are delighted to welcome the award winning Cobweb Orchestra who will present a programme which combines music from the Georgian era with works from the English pastoral tradition. Listen to beautiful pieces by Handel, Elgar, Avison and others in the stunning setting of Gibside Chapel.
Numbers will have to be limited due to the size of the venue, so please enroll quickly. As usual, we’ll try to select a balanced orchestra from those who are available. Please don’t think “there’ll be loads of clarinets/horns/cellos so I’ll leave it to someone else”. If everyone did that, we’d never manage to put together an orchestra at all.
The repertoire will, again, be English, but this time focusing on music appropriate to the Georgian venue: Avison, Handel, Boyce, Arne, etc. and we’ll be using Cobwebbed versions that include the instruments those composers didn’t write for.
Please don’t forget to bring a music stand.
I can’t be at this event so I would appreciate payment in advance by cheque or BACS where possible!

That’s all for this week, keep sending those forms!
Best wishes,
Lorna
Event Co-ordinator, Cobweb Orchestra

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Cobwebs Musical Picnic 23.7.17

Dear all,
I hope you’re having a great final week of your groups this week – I look forward to seeing pictures of the Pizza party York!
It doesn’t stop there though… its the Cobwebs Musical Picnic on Sunday, and the weather looks like it’ll be lovely! For those of you not playing, why not come along? Bring along some food, a picnic blanket and sit on the lawn listening to beautiful English music by Elgar, Delius, Vaughan-Williams, Holst, Lennon/McCartney and many others (there is cover in case of rain).
– It’s not too late to get tickets. Loads have gone, but it’s a big venue and we can squeeze in a few more.
Get your tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/a-musical-picnic-with-the-cobweb-orchestra-tickets-33244075926
– Bring folding chairs if you need them for your picnic!
– There will be no parking at the venue and street parking in the immediate vicinity is restricted and mainly permit holders only, but there is plenty of parking within a few minutes’ walk. Buses 1,10,11,38 serve the area. The nearest Metro is Central Station. This map should help with locating a car park. https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?ll=54.97042284173713%2C-1.6239925320160182&z=17&mid=1YG2d57s9CZlJPNxn3IB8LGdKYOA
Any questions, don’t hesitate to ask! I look forward to seeing many of you there.
Best wishes,
Lorna
Event Co-ordinator, Cobweb Orchestra

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Cobweb News 19: 02.06.17

Dear all,
I hope you’re having a lovely half term holiday. There’s just a few things this week, but please do keep checking the website for updates and enrolling for those Summer events!

In this weeks Cobweb News
– A few words about Schubertiana
– Music in the Chapel with The Cobweb Orchestra
– Mozart Requiem at Durham Cathedral

A few words about Schubertiana
This was a remarkable day’s music making – playing all nine of Schubert’s symphonies. Everyone seemed exhausted by about number 5, but kept going and somehow found the energy to end the day with a complete performance (yes, it really was good enough to have worked on a concert platform) of the monumental no. 9. There was a tangible sense of elation and achievement when we finished.
Here are some comments from players:
“Thank you so to all concerned for a truly amazing day. The organisation was faultless. All the music appeared like magic, a tremendous task including from those who prepared special parts for covering instruments. Please do thank all concerned.”
“Great day”
“A wonderful, inspiring, and totally exhausting day. And brilliant organisation.”
“Players came from Cobwebs near and far – Cumbria, Carlyle, York, Morpeth – and a visitor from Bristol.”
“Yesterday was and still is today in my mind as a magnificent achievement.”
“It was, in a word, exhilarating, particularly nearer the end, when, exhausted and sore, we came to the Unfinished and the Great, when we all just came to life and ended with a flourish.”
“Thank you for yesterday. For the musical experience, as well as the Cobweb community experience.”
“The “Unfinished” was particularly special, and no. 9 was a triumph.”
“Is this some kind of record? Has it been done before?”
“We will one day say, “I was there.” “


Music in the Chapel with The Cobweb Orchestra
Sunday 20 August
2-3.30pm (Rehearsal 11-1pm)
Gibside Chapel, Rowlands Gill, Tyne & Wear, NE16 6BG
http://www.cobweborchestra.org.uk/events/event.php?id=325
This is just a date for your diaries, the enrolment form will be out shortly. A bit of information for you that is published on the National Trust website!
Gibside are delighted to welcome the award winning Cobweb Orchestra who will present a programme which combines music from the Georgian era with works from the English pastoral tradition. Listen to beautiful pieces by Handel, Elgar, Avison and others in the stunning setting of Gibside Chapel

Cobweb Orchestra join with Semiseria Choir of Tübingen, Germany to perform Mozart Requiem
Saturday 4th November
Durham Cathedral
http://www.cobweborchestra.org.uk/events/event.php?id=324
To mark the 30th anniversary of twining between Durham and Tübingen, Germany, in 2017 the Semiseria Choir of Tübingen wishes to visit Durham and hold a concert. The concert in the Cathedral will include Mozart’s Requiem. Cobweb has been asked, and has agreed to provide an orchestra for this concert. A short first half of the programme will include Mozart’s Overture to The Magic Flute and an arrangement of Allegri’s Miserere made by Andy Jackson.
Rehearsals/Performance

  • Sunday 29th October, 1-6.30pm, Eldon Community Centre
  • Friday 3rd November, 7-9.30pm, Ushaw College.
  • Saturday 4th November, 2pm-4.30 pm, Durham Cathedral (with refreshments provided by Durham CC.)
  • Performance is at 7pm on Saturday 4th November

Please enrol now using the form on the event webpage – we do require a balanced orchestra for this one, so please do enrol as soon as possible to secure a place.
Note from Graham Jarritt and Barbara Griffin re. Mozart Requiem event:
Message re timetable for rehearsals/performance
Dear All,
The rehearsal for choir and orchestra on Friday evening, Nov 3rd may for some be a commitment too far. The members of Semiseria do understand that Cobweb members live across a wide area, not just in one town, and that there are practical limits to our rehearsal attendance. At the same time the musical director of Semiseria, Frank Schlichter, who will conduct the Requiem in the Cathedral would like to have one rehearsal with the choir and orchestra together before the actual day of the concert. He will come to Durham early to conduct Cobweb at the Sunday 29th rehearsal but the choir does not arrive till Tuesday 31st. Friday evening is the only opportunity for joint rehearsal before the day of the concert. Just as Semiseria members recognise it is difficult for Cobwebbers to attend rehearsals it is also fair to say this is a big commitment on behalf of the Semiseria Choir to come to Durham for this concert. Understandably they wish to be well prepared. The choice has to rest with Cobweb members who wish to play in the concert. The enrolment form makes this clear.
Barbara and I recently had a chance to visit Semisaria Choir in Tübingen, to attend one of their rehearsals, meet the trustees and discuss details with their musical director. We were made very welcome. It was also a chance to explain more about Cobweb including it’s origins, values and wide geographic spread and also to learn more about them. Semisaria (the name is a play on the words “Semi-Serious”) is quite similar to Cobweb; an amateur group who pay for professional leadership and direction. There are of course some differences but these are far outweighed by the similarities.
Graham Jarritt & Barbara Griffin


That’s all for this week,
Best wishes,
Lorna
Event Co-ordinator, Cobweb Orchestra

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Cobweb News 18: 19.05.17

Dear all,
Well done to Peter and all who joined him for the Shostakovitch Symphony No. 9 day last weekend, you all did brilliantly! Do keep your enrollments/emails coming in for upcoming events, it’d be great to see as many of you as possible this term.

In this weeks Cobweb News:
– Schubertiana – it’s not too late!
– Date for your diaries: Study Day with Joe Davies; Beethoven Symphony No. 8
– Musical Picnic – reminder to enroll!

Schubertiana: Play all 9 Schubert symphonies in one day!! Once in a lifetime opportunity!
Barbour Room, Sage Gateshead, Gateshead, NE8 2JR
10 – 7pm
http://sagegateshead.com/event/cobweb-orchestra-workout-day-schubertiana/
Important message/s from me:
– The Sage Gateshead box office will not open until 12pm on the day. However, I have notified them of the difficulties you have obtaining your cobweb member discount without being there in person so they will allow you to participate on the basis that you purchase your ticket at a suitable lunch break. Tickets will be checked later in the day so please do be honest!
– You will be eligible for a discounted car park pass for Sage Gateshead car park only. These will be given out on the day. Please take a ticket from the barrier, then discard that once you have received your discounted one.
– I will not be there on the day unfortunately. If you can foresee any problems, please let me know before the event so I can brief SG staff and be prepared!
YET ANOTHER MESSAGE FROM ANDY ABOUT SCHUBERTIANA – Specially for clarinetist and trombonists.
Everyone is, of course, welcome to join The Cobweb Orchestra to play all nine Schubert symphonies with us at Sage Gatehead on Saturday 27th May (less than 2 weeks’ time now), but not all of them were originally written for full symphony orchestra.
You might know that clarinets and trombones were not chosen by Schubert for inclusion in all his symphonies, but don’t worry, it should still be possible for you to be involved in the whole day.
Symphony No.5 does not use clarinets at all, but we have a specially Cobwebbed version which includes parts, so you’ll be able to join in. Also, although he wrote for clarinets in Bb, A and C, we have endeavoured to make sure that there is at least one part for Bb clarinet in each work in case you don’t have an A and/or a C instrument. If you do, please bring them along. The one exception is Symphony no. 7, which has parts for A clarinets only.
Schubert only wrote for trombones in nos. 7, 8 and 9, but they are fantastic parts – involved all the time and there are some great tunes. However, we don’t expect you to sit around just listening for the first six hours of the day, so please come along and play bassoon and bass parts in nos. 1-6.
Looking forward to seeing you there.
Andy

Date for your diaries:
Study Day with Joe Davies; Beethoven Symphony No. 8
Saturday 8th July
Dalston Victory Hall, Dalston, Carlisle, CA5 7QB
11-4pm
Members £10
Non Members £13
http://www.cobweborchestra.org.uk/events/event.php?id=321
Joe is leading a day looking at Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8 across in Carlisle. Joe is a first-study Conductor and second-year music student at Oxford University and known to some of you Dalston cobwebbers! Join him in his first day working with us looking at this fabulous work.
The enrolment form will be available next week, but please do put the date in your diaries now.

Musical Picnic – reminder to enroll!
Sunday 23rd July
Summerhill Pavillion, Newcaslte upon Tyne, NE4 6EH
http://www.cobweborchestra.org.uk/events/event.php?id=328
Rehearsal will be 12.30-3.00pm on the day
Concert will begin at 4pm, and finishing at 5.30pm.
Members of the Cobweb Orchestra £ 9.00
Non-members £ 12.00
We have never played for a Musical Picnic before, but now that the Tyneside group meets on a weekly basis at the wonderful Summerhill Pavillion, and we have the use of a huge marquee on Sunday 23rd July, this seems like an excellent way to spend a (no doubt) gloriously sunny Summer’s afternoon. The music will be mainly from the English pastoral tradition, so there’ll be Holst, Elgar and Delius as well as folk music inspired arrangements for orchestra, some of them by composers with close links to Cobwebs. Tickets for this event are free to audience members, who will be encouraged to bring along picnics to eat during the performance.
See the poster here and follow the link if you want to book tickets for friends, relatives or yourself (if you’re not playing). Please do print this off and advertise to people as widely as possible. Its for all the family so do invite as many as you can!
The enrollment form for performing in the concert is here.

That’s all for this week – keep letting me know you’re coming to Schubertiana – I’m gutted I can’t be there!
Best wishes,
Lorna
Event Co-ordinator, Cobweb Orchestra

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