Cobweb News 09: 18.03.16

Dear all,
It sounds like the event last Sunday was fantastic! Well done to all those who took part and special thanks to Richard, Iona and Nick for their expert guidance and experience.
I hope you’re all enjoying your last group sessions of the term and you have some great Easter plans… we’ve added some Summer events onto the website so please do take a look and get adding to your diaries.
**Upcoming Event**
Cobweb Orchestra in Concert
Sunday 17th April
1.30 – 5pm Rehearsal, Concert at 6pm
Whitehaven Civic Hall, 75 Lowther Street, Whitehaven, CA26 7SH

Join Peter Wood for a concert in Whitehaven with soloist Michael Rusman (clarinet). We’ll be performing popular accessible classics; Beethoven – Egmont Overture, Mozart – Clarinet Concerto, Schubert Symphony No. 4 (tragic) and more.
Members £10
Non Members £14
Please do sign up early for this as we would appreciate knowing who we have as soon as possible! The enrolment form is here.
**A chance for Cobweb players to be soloists**
– A message from Andy:
On Sunday 22nd May, in Haxby near York, we’re going to have a day devoted to movements from concertos (or very short concertinos).
If you’ve always fancied playing that bit of Mozart, Hummel or Haydn with a real, live orchestra instead of being accompanied by piano or busking along to a CD, here’s what you do:
Let me ( know straight away that you’d like to play and what you’d like to play. .
Players will be accepted on a strictly “first come” basis, with the one condition that we can’t have everybody playing the same excerpt from Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto. So, there’ll be some programming but NO quality control – this is open to all players regardless of how long you have been playing or how advanced you may feel yourself to be.
I think we can fit 6 players (with a couple of reserves) into the day. The piece you choose will need to either be in our extensive library, (contact librarian Liz Carlile if you want to check), or you will need to provide the orchestral parts (these can usually be downloaded from the Petrucci website). Please make sure that the piece you intend playing is out of copyright to avoid any extra costs implications.
Another exciting innovation is that this will be a “Pay-what-you-think-it’s worth” event: You probably know that we give many concerts where the audience are not expected to buy a ticket, but are asked to contribute what they think the performance is worth, well this is the same idea applied to players – you give what you think is appropriate and what you can afford.
If you don’t want to be a soloist, please still put the date (22nd May) in your diary as we need an orchestra too so that we avoid having to do it karaoke style.
Lorna will be sending out an enrolment form (without BACS information) as soon as the soloists have identified themselves and the programme can be advertised.

That’s all for this week, I look forward to hearing from you to enrol for the Whitehaven concert!
Best wishes,
Event Co-ordinator, Cobweb Orchestra

Posted by Lorna Wright