Tracy Reed

Cobweb News

We had a fantastic evening with Joe Davies last night – a huge thanks to him for such an informative and interesting evening. Lots to read about and get involved with this week so do grab a cuppa and enjoy!

In this weeks Cobweb News
– Cobweb Virtual Concert Party – this weekend!
– Cobweb Orchestra new Facebook page!
– Musical Book Club
– Live Recital with Helen Farrar
– A questionnaire from Trustees

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Cobweb News

I hope you’ve had a lovely ‘half-term’ break – although I’m not sure we know how different that is these days! In the next two weeks, we have 3 amazing events for you to get involved with, I hope to see you there. On that, a quick note from Andy Jackson below:

Back here at Cobweb HQ (a virtual office somewhere between mine and Lorna’s laptops), it’s always lovely to hear from you about how you’re getting on with our online programme. Here are a couple of recent comments:

“Thinking about the benefits of all these Zoom sessions: yes, it isn’t the same as playing together for real, but there is joy in the casualness, in being able to eat supper and then sit down for an hour to enjoy some music, talking about it and playing it, and meeting like-minded people. There are benefits in smashing through something that you haven’t spent hours/weeks practising, just getting the feel of the piece, not quite sight reading but not properly prepared; and having time to talk about the music which we don’t do when we turn up to play in person. I’m enjoying all this, thank you for your inventiveness, and you must have called in a great many favours with all the lovely people we have joined in with or chatted with”.

“I have so much enjoyed the concerts of Alice and the Taliesin Trio and equally Fennella and Daniel Grimshaw. You know, life under lockdown has become very drab. And sudden exposure to the beauty of classical music, so professionally played, is magic, so intense!”

Please keep them coming so that we know whether we’re getting things right or not.
Andy

In this weeks Cobweb News:
– Live Recital with Alexandra Raikhlina

– CVO6
– Was Beethoven Irish? A different look at Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony
– Cobweb Virtual Concert Party Continue reading →
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Cobweb News

We’ve had two acts come forward to perform in the virtual concert on the 6th March, so there’s plenty of space for you if you’re still thinking about it! We’d love to hear from you.

There’s lots going on in the next few weeks. In the meantime, it would be great to see you at one or more of these events.

In this weeks Cobweb News:
– Cobweb Musical Book Club – this Thursday!
– Live Recital with Alexandra Raikhlina
– CVO6
– Was Beethoven Irish? A different look at Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony with Joe Davies

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Cobweb News

We had an inspiring discussion with Amy Yule on Monday night. Thank you to all of you who took part. Unfortunately, Saturday’s Virtual Concert event is being cancelled due to a lack of performers. Our next concert will be on Saturday 6th March, so please enrol ASAP if you’d like to perform so we can build a great programme.

In this weeks Cobweb News:
Cobweb Musical Book Club
Live Recital with Alexandra
Cobweb Virtual Orchestra
2nd Brass Zoom Meeting

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Cobweb News

We’re excited to have two brilliant events in the next week, with very special guests. Do sign up and join us if you would like to, it’d be great to see you.

In this weeks Cobweb News
Live Recital with Alice Jones and Peter Fisher – tomorrow night!
Q&A with Amy Yule
‘Cobwebinars’ in Music Theory and How Orchestral Instruments Work
Music by Heart Group

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Cobweb News

On Saturday we enjoyed a really fantastic concert party with such variety, from Greek harp tunes, to jazz flute to Chopin! We also had a lovely tribute to Lee Fairlie too. Thank you to all the performers who took part, and to all of you who supported it; it’s always so nice to see you all.

 

In this weeks Cobweb News:
Live Recital with Alice Jones and Peter Fisher – Brahms Double Concerto
Q&A Session with Amy Yule
Instrument Clinics – update from the Brass Continue reading →
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Cobweb News

What an amazing session with Amy Yule, thank you to all of you who joined and gave such great feedback. Watch this space for more of where that came from…
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Cobweb News

Thank you to all of you who supported our last event of the year, with Fenella and Daniel playing such an amazing rendition of the Bruch Violin Concerto.

Please view our  Events Diary for events for January and how to enrol.

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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 weeks 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

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Cobweb News

We still have a few events to squeeze in before we finish the term, plus there a notice of a really exciting new event in the new year which you can sign up for now.
If you’re quick: Thursday 10 December, 7-8pm, Alice Jones’ piano trio is doing a festive live stream concert with works by Haydn, Clara Schumann and Tchaikovsky. It would be lovely if some of you can make it!
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/trio-taliesin-live-stream-concert-thursday-10th-december-at-7pm-tickets-131760993679
In this weeks Cobweb News:
– Cobweb Concert Party – this weekend!
– Live Recital with Fenella Humphreys
– Hints and tips for orchestral playing with Amy Yule (principal flute of the Halle)
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