Musical Book Club – Thursday 14 May 6 p.m.

There’s still spaces to sign up, so please do read on below to find out more, including which piece we’ll be looking at / listening to this week.

What? A group of Cobweb players will meet online to discuss a piece of music. It’s the same principle as the familiar concept of a book club, except that instead of reading and talking about, for example, ‘Pride and Prejudice’ we’ll listen to and talk about a well-known composition from the orchestral repertoire. The discussion will be facilitated by Andy Jackson and Lorna Wright will take notes which will be distributed to participants after the event. Non-participants can sign up to receive the notes too.

For our first session, we’ll be looking at Brahms’ Academic Festival Overture  which we know many of you will have played before and love to hear. You can have a look at the score by clicking the link here and you can find a list of parts here in case you want to have a play along before the club.

When? Thursday 14th May, 6.00 pm
How? We will meet on Zoom, which works on all computers, tablets and smart phones. You don’t need to have any special programmes or apps on your device to make it work, you just follow a link which will be sent to you from Lorna the day before the meeting.
Cost: £4/5 (members/non-members)
Enrol: Straight away using the form here . Because of the difficulties of using Zoom for large groups, membership of the group will be limited to 25 people. However, unlike Cobweb events, where it is usually “strictly first come on a desk by desk basis”, there is no limit to the numbers of any one instrument that can enrol, so if the first 25 attendees are all flautists and clarinettists, I’m sure that will lead to a very interesting, if slightly biased, discussion.
It’s been lovely to receive feedback and ideas regarding future events, do keep them coming!
Congratulations to all who took part in the Cobweb Virtual Orchestra, we’ve had almost 1000 views on You Tube. Can you all share with your friends / family so we can get over 1000? The link is here, or on our Facebook group, and you can also view it on the website media page. 
Lorna Wright
Event Coordinator, Cobweb Orchestra

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