Cobweb News 17: 17.07.15

Dear all,
I hope you’re all enjoying end of term events with your groups, the pictures are looking great, and well done to the York group getting tweeted by BBC Radio 3!
We’re looking forward to performing at Seaton Delaval Hall on Sunday – do let me know if you’re a very late sign up and fancy coming along to play. Thanks to those of you who have enrolled this week!
**Upcoming Events**
Cobweb Underground Orchestra
Sunday 2nd August, 1pm and 3pm
Cleveland Ironstone Museum
Although no more performers are required, do go along and support – tickets are available directly from the venue on 01287 642877, and cost £5.50 each. Find out more here:
Rehearsals for those involved begin on Monday – please do let me know if you think you should have received the information but haven’t.
Cobweb Orchestra Italian Music Day with Judith Thompson
Sunday 15th August, 1.30 – 7pm
Sage Gateshead, Gateshead Quays, NE8 2JR
Spend a day with conductor Judith Thompson exploring music from or inspired by Italy. Play compositions by Rossini, Mendelssohn, Morricone and Tchaikovsky (plus a few surprises) and brush up on Italian terminology as you go along.
All the music featured will be accessible to players of all levels and experience. The day will finish with an informal presentation for friends and family at 6pm.
There’s no enrolment form for this one, please enrol directly at Sage Gateshead here or by calling 0191 443 4661. Please do let me knowthat you’re coming though so we can bring the right amount of music!
Cobweb Underground Orchestra
Sunday 20th September
Honister Slate Mine, Keswick
If you heard about the York Bunker or Cleveland concerts and wanted to participate but couldn’t – you now have another opportunity to play as part of our Underground Orchestra series. This time we are at the Honister Slate Mine near Keswick – on Sunday 20th August.
We intend this to be a full symphony orchestra performance and require lots of players with a full range of instruments, but we are also constrained by the size of the stage which is being specially constructed for us and may have to limit some sections of the orchestra. So please sign up quickly. There will be an afternoon rehearsal on the day and the performance is in the evening, exact timings to be confirmed.
Steve Messam is designing some spectacular lighting for this event and our Composer-in-Residence Michael Betteridge is writing a piece especially for the space. The rest of the programme will be a selection of compositions appropriate to the venue, including Grieg’s “Hall of the Mountain King”, Mendelssohn’s “Fingal’s Cave” and Howard Shore’s music for the film of “Lord of the Rings”.
Rehearsals will be as follows (venues tbc):
1) Tuesday 8th September 7.30 – 9.30 pm in or near Tebay
2) Saturday 12th September 11 am – 3 pm near Durham
3) Monday 14th September 7.30 – 9.30 pm in Dalston
** On the day itself there will be a rehearsal in the afternoon and the performance is in the evening – exact timings to be confirmed **
As we have received funding from the Arts Council England for these performances, there will be NO CHARGE for taking part in the event.
Enrolment form is available on the event webapge, please sign up quickly!
That’s all for now, looking forward to seeing many of you on Sunday at Seaton Delaval Hall.
Best wishes,

Posted by Lorna Wright