Cobweb News 16.3.19

We’re looking forward to a really great event next weekend with Fenella Humphreys at Ushaw College. If you are not enrolled, please do consider coming along to support in the audience.

In this weeks Cobweb News:
– Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in Concert with Fenella Humphreys – next Sunday!

– A Cobweb Event in Brighton?

Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in Concert with Fenella Humphreys
Sunday 24th March
St. Cuthbert’s Chapel, Ushaw College, Durham, DH7 9RH

** Still spaces for upper strings! **

We’re sure that everyone who took part in the study day on Tchaikovsky’s violin concerto with Fenella Humphreys earlier this year will want to be part of the orchestra to perform it in front of an audience, and will tell everyone they know to be there too!

Rehearsal 10 am – 1 pm
Performance 2-3 pm (no interval)

Food: Bring your own.
Dress: Standard Cobweb Concert Dress: black bottoms, white top, waistcoat and/or neckwear
Parts: Available on the day, but also can be downloaded from Petrucci here
Accompanying repertoire be played by Cobweb Baroque Group, which will mean that the whole rehearsal period can be devoted to Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto.

£17 Members
£20 Non Members
Students in full time education pay half the above prices

Payment can be made by cheque to the address below:
5 Valeside, Throckley, NE15 9LA, Newcastle upon Tyne
or by BACs A/c: 65560297 Sort Code: 08-92-99 Payee ref: USHAW/your surname

A note to wind and brass players: Please don’t assume that there will be multiple players of your instrument signed up. If you want to play in the concert, just enrol. If there really are too many players for the space available, places will be filled on a “first come” basis.

If you’d like to enrol using the new online sign up system please click here
If you’d like to enrol using the paper form, please download one here

Many Cobweb players know Stephanie Cant (pianist, cellist, composer, conductor) who has always been a tremendous supporter of our orchestra. Stephanie now lives in Brighton where there is a lot of orchestral activity, but nothing like Cobwebs and she would like players in the area to experience a Cobweb-style open access event.
She writes: “Here is a chance to demonstrate the vitality and originality of Cobwebs within a conurbation of over 273,000 people!” She also mentions the “warmth and generosity” of the community at Bishop Hannington Church, Hove, where the event would be hosted.

For this to work well, it would be good to have a group of regular Cobweb players who fancy a trip to the South coast to form the nucleus of an orchestra. They would then be joined by local players, hopefully enough to have a go at Mahler’s Symphony no. 1 in a study day with a low-key public presentation to finish.

The proposed date for this is Saturday 5th October 2019.
We need to try and gauge how much interest there might be for this idea, so please let Andy know if this is something you might like to be part of:
If there are enough takers, other details such as times, travel (do we hire a minibus or charter an airplane?), accommodation (local musicians will offer B&B to visiting Cobwebbers) and cost will be worked out and players can then decide whether to commit or not.
When we’ve held events like this in the past (not for a long time now) players have often combined the trip with visiting friends and relatives or having a holiday.

Posted by Tracy Reed