Cobweb News 02.03.18

I hope you’re all safe and warm and well during this wintry week. Thank you for your patience and understanding at the many cancellations we’ve had to make to ensure safety for all. There’s a lot of important information in this email so please do read on!

In this Cobweb News:
– Big Play Information
– Haydn Symphonies Project rescheduled date
– Message from Dave Wood (Chairman)

– Big Play Information
Saturday 17th March, 10-6pm
Dipton Community Centre, Front Street, Dipton, Stanley, DH9 9DR
Pay What You Think It’s Worth
Shared Lunch

Join us for our annual Big Play, 10-6pm on Saturday 17th March. We hope you can all join us for this amazing event bringing all our groups and group leaders together (yes, they will ALL be there!)                                                This years theme is “IN C” and will include the following pieces:
*Beethoven Symphony no. 1
*Bizet in Symphony in C
*Brahms Symphony no. 3, slow movement only
Fudge Miniatures
Haydn/Leopold Mozart Toy Symphony
Holst (arr. Hobbs) Dargasson
*Mendelssohn Overture to Ruy Blas
*Mendelssohn Wedding March from Midsummer Night’s Dream
*Mozart Overture to “Il Seraglio”
*Mozart Symphony no 41 “Jupiter”
Nevin arr. Fudge “Narcissus”
*Schubert Symphony no. 6, first and last movements.
*Schumann Symphony no. 2, 1st and 3rd movements
Walton “Crown Imperial”
*Wranitzky Symphony in C minor

* The works marked with an asterisk are available for free download on the Petrucci website.
IMSLP/Petrucci Music Library: Free Public Domain Sheet Music
You will need to go the composer, then the work and follow the links to your own parts. Please note that some parts (and some transpositions) may not be available for every piece.

We strongly urge you (if you can) to come along with your own print outs or electronic version of your parts where possible. We’re delighted that so many of you are coming along, so it would help us to keep printing costs down. 

Please don’t forget to let me know if you’re coming along!

– Haydn Symphonies Project rescheduled date
**Please note that tomorrow’s Haydn Symphonies Project is now postponed until Sunday 25th March**
2-6pm (please note time change)
Newbiggin on Lune Public Hall, Kirkby Stephen, CA17 4NT
Members £10
Non Members £14
Enrollment form here

From Peter:
“The Haydn Project moves west for Session 7 at Newbiggin on Lune on 25 March 2018 2pm to 6pm.
This session will be a bit of a “horn fest” as we discover Haydn experimenting with the use of 4 horns in the orchestra.

The symphonies we will be looking at which were written between 1763 and 1767 include 2 famous named symphonies and are numbers 13, 30 (Alleluia), 31 (Hornsignal), 39 and 72.  4 of these use 4 horns.
Other unusual features of this batch of symphonies are the use of a flute in 4 of the symphonies, and timps in 2 of the symphonies.
3 of the symphonies (13, 31 & 72) also have concertante parts in some movements featuring solo violin, solo cello, solo double bass, solo flute and solo bassoon.
The last movement of symphonies 31 & 72 is a theme and variations.

Previous sessions have been predominantly strings, horns (2) and oboes.  This time we need additional horns, flutes, bassoons and timps.
Parts for 13, 30, 31 & 72 (which include all of the concertante parts) are available on IMSLP.

We do need players (volunteers preferably) for the concertante parts.  Please let me know if you would like to have a go as soon as possible.  I can then make sure that you have managed to access the parts before we meet. This should be a great session with an enlarged orchestra and I look forward to seeing players for the additional parts and volunteers for the concertante parts.

– Message from Dave Wood (Chairman)
Cobweb Orchestra Fees Increase:

Following extensive investigation into a possible “black hole” effect in our finances, the Trustees have taken a somewhat reluctant decision to increase payable fees, starting on April 5th, 2018.

New fees will be:
1. Weekly group attendance:  £5.00 (members) and £6.50 (non-members).  10% discount for termly payers remains.  No change in annual membership fees.

2. Study event charges increase to £12.50 for members (for a typical 4-hour day) and £17 for non-members.  Events involving professional artistes will attract premium rates of either
£17 (members) and £20 (non-members), to cover additional costs.
The first event subject to these charges will be the Sibelius violin concerto with Iona Brown, on April 28th, other details of which will soon be available.

The (postponed from March 3rd) Haydn 7 event will continue to attract the old fee.

The Trustees would also like to remind everyone to do whatever they can to ensure that local groups continue to remain financially viable.  We’ll keep the situation under review

David Wood,
Trustees’ Chairman,
1 March 2018

Best wishes,
Event Coordinator, Cobweb Orchestra


Posted by Lorna Wright