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Cobweb News

In this weeks Cobweb News:
2020 events – update from Andy
Haydn Symphonies Project – part 14 with Peter Wood
Date for your diary
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Cobweb News

Please read a wonderful blog post by one of our members Chrissie Macgregor for Making Music:
We have 2 fantastic concerts in the new year that we’d really like you to enrol for as soon as possible. Please read below for more information. We’ve also been adding lots of dates for the Spring Term to our website too, so please do get dates in your diary for the new year!
In this weeks Cobweb News:
Cobweb Orchestra in Concert – Bowes Museum
Cobweb Orchestra in Concert – Brundibar Festival
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Cobweb News

We’re fast approaching the end of the year, with lots of exciting events happening in our 25th anniversary year. Do check out Andy’s message below for more details. A little closer, there’s still space for anyone wanting to attend the event this weekend with Tebay leader Roland Fudge.

In this weeks Cobweb News:
A day with composer, arranger and conductor Roland Fudge – this weekend!
A note from Andy Jackson
Shepherds Dene – a reminder
Cobweb Orchestra Tuscany Trip – an opportunity for upper string players

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A study day next weekend with composer, arranger and conductor Roland Fudge

Many Cobweb players have already had the pleasure of being conducted by Roland, who leads the Tebay group. Here is a chance to join him for a workshop exploring some of his compositions and arrangements.

Saturday 9 November 2019, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Stainton Village Hall,
Stainton,
Penrith,
Cumbria.
CA11 0EP.
Cost: £12.50 for Cobweb members / £17
Here are a few words by Roland about the event:
“In countless situations I have relished the challenge of composing and arranging music for ensembles with varying instrumental combinations and degrees of playing ability. My “Earth Dwellers” has, consequently, been performed in several versions; perhaps we will have time to do all five movements and experience the organic flow. I always seek to write music that is life-enhancing for the listener and the player; clever but not impenetrable; you can judge for yourselves! Grieg’s Peer Gynt and Elegiac Melodies need no introduction – gorgeous music, even with a few minor adaptations, where essential, by Fudge.”
To enrol using the online enrolment form, please click here
To download a paper copy, please click here
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Baroque Cabaret

Soprano Valentina Marghinotti performed with players from the Cobweb Orchestra on Saturday at Bowes Museum at the preview of the new exhibition The Power and the Virtue: Guido Reni’s Death of Lucretia. Click here to go to a video which includes us playing.

In addition to the exhibition, you can listen to a soundscape, ‘Us Too’, produced by arts and education training company Changing Relations, with interviews from people affected by domestic abuse, accompanied by music recently recorded by Cobwebs. The music was created by local artist Rupert Philbrick, and a live performance will take place in Durham (possibly in the Palace Green Library) on Sunday 24th November.

Please click here to read more about the exhibition and related events. 

There’ll also be another Cobweb concert at Bowes Museum on 19 January 2020 to accompany the Reni exhibition.

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A Cobweb Orchestra Ensemble

Players from the Cobweb Orchestra will be joined by soprano Valentina Marghinotti as they rehearse arias from operas by Handel, Mozart, Bellini and Rossini next Friday at Bowes Museum.

They will be performing later in the evening at the preview of the new exhibition The Power and the Virtue: Guido Reni’s Death of Lucretia.

Unfortunately tickets are not available for the general public, but you can click here to read more about the exhibition and related events. 

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