Cobweb News 07.03.18

I hope you’re all back to some sense of normality after all the snow! There’s a lot of important info below so please do take the time to read it and pass it onto others who you think might miss it.

In this weeks Cobweb News:
Haydn Symphonies Project No. 7 – Rescheduled date
Sedbergh Residential – important info

Saturday 17th March,
Elvet Methodist Church, Old Elvet, Durham, DH1 3HL

I’m sorry to inform you that Dipton Community Centre have doubled booked us on Saturday 17th March. Even though my booking was in first, they have several things happening (in several of their rooms) so it was too much to cancel the other bookings and we were forced to look elsewhere.
The only venue that would hold the impressive number of musicians that have already signed up for The Big Play is Elvet Methodist Church Hall so we have opted to hold the event there.

There is a small car park at the hall – please only use this if you have walking difficulties or if you play a large instrument.
I would strongly recommend CAR SHARING as much as possible, and for drivers to park in the Prince Bishops Car Park – which is a 5 minute walk away:

There are other car parks in Durham or I would also recommend getting the train if you can, the church is a 15min walk from the station (I am going to do this, contact me if you want to join me to follow directions together!):

Please check the website here to see the list of pieces we’re playing, and I do strongly encourage you to help us out and print off as much of the music as you can (or download it onto your ipad/tablet!) and please do continue to let me know if you’re coming. It will be a fantastic event, and we’re still going to have a shared lunch so do contribute! I hope to still see you all there.

Haydn Symphonies Project No. 7 – Rescheduled date
Sunday 25th March
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.

Sedbergh residential 6th – 8th April 2018

Message from Christine:

Dear All
We now have details about the pieces we will be playing over the residential weekend. Unfortunately all Sedbergh school accommodation is now booked but anyone who would like to come for one or more of the day sessions will be most welcome.
Andy will be leading the weekend of course but our guests are Alice Jones (cello), who will be playing concertos by Elgar and Victor Herbert, the tenor Robin Whitehouse, who will join us in excerpts from Mahler’s “Das Lied von der Erde” and Joe Davies, who will conduct, amongst other things, Tchaikovsky’s 6th symphony, the “Pathetique”.

Friday 6th April (7.45-9.45)
Introduction to the weekend’s repertoire

Saturday 7th April
Morning Tchaikovsky’s 6th symphony, then the Sedbergh Symphony Orchestra will play a cello concerto with Alice while the Dales Chamber Orchestra works under Joe’s direction on something smaller.
Afternoon Mainly Mahler and a teatime concerto

Sunday 9th April
Morning Sunday Supplement – Orchestral playing with some surprises followed by Tchaikovsky, Mahler and more.
Afternoon Open rehearsal playing everything we have time for.

If anyone is interested in attending, please let me know. You can decide nearer the time of course but we do need to have an idea of how many sets of music are required.
Any questions please just get in touch.

0790 5684537

That’s all this week, I hope to still see so many of you at the Big Play, it really will still be a fabulous event but I do appreciate your understanding. If you have any problems/concerns, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Best wishes,
Event Coordinator, Cobweb Orchestra

Posted by Lorna Wright