Cobweb News

In this weeks Cobweb News:
A Concerto within a Symphony – this weekend!
Shepherds Dene Residential
A day with composer, arranger and conductor Roland Fudge


A Concerto within a Symphony
Eldon Community Centre, Main Road, Bishop Auckland, DL14 8XB

Sunday 20th October 
2 pm – 6 pm
Suggestions from players for their favourite solos within the orchestra repertoire has created the following wonderful programme for a day’s playing at Eldon.
Rossini Overture to William Tell (solo cello: Mary Rawson)
Tchaikovsky Andante from 5th symphony (solo horns: Jenny Gibb, Sue Baker)
Puccini E lucevan le stelle from Tosca (solo clarinet: Liz Charles)
Schubert Andante from 9th symphony (solo oboe: Elizabeth Simms)
Rachmaninov Symphony No.2 (solo clarinet: Tracy Reed)
We have the soloists – now we need an orchestra to join them. All the pieces are for full symphony orchestra and everyone will be kept busy the whole day. There are some wonderful featured passages for other instruments too. The Rossini alone needs 4 more cellos plus 2 double basses and has significant solos for flute, cor anglais and trumpet. Tchaikovsky’s Andante has important clarinet and bassoon parts and trombones are essential for the Schubert.
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Shepherds Dene Residential
30th November – 1st December

We have a lovely orchestra coming together for our Shepherd’s Dene Residential weekend (30 Nov – 1 Dec), but there are still places available for both residents and non-residents.
Shepherds Dene is a peaceful rural retreat near Riding Mill in Northumberland and our autumn residential is a fully programmed weekend of orchestral music with generous meal breaks that give time to socialise, relax, go for walks in the beautiful grounds or get together in small groups and play any music you might decide to bring with you.
Accommodation is mostly in spacious single or shared rooms, some of which are en-suite.

If you would like to see more information, please click here. For the deposit form, click here and the main booking form click here.

A day with composer, arranger and conductor Roland Fudge
Saturday 9th November
Stainton Village Hall,  Stainton, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 0EP
Many Cobweb players have already had the pleasure of being conducted by Roland, who leads the Tebay group. Here is a chance to join him for a workshop exploring some of his compositions and arrangements.
Here are a few words by Roland about the event.
“In countless situations I have relished the challenge of composing and arranging music for ensembles with varying instrumental combinations and degrees of playing ability. My “Earth Dwellers” has, consequently, been performed in several versions; perhaps we will have time to do all five movements and experience the organic flow. I always seek to write music that is life-enhancing for the listener and the player; clever but not impenetrable; you can judge for yourselves! Grieg’s Peer Gynt and Elegiac Melodies need no introduction – gorgeous music, even with a few minor adaptations, where essential, by Fudge.”

To enrol using the online enrolment form, please click here
To download a paper copy, please click here

Posted by Tracy Reed