Cobweb News 23: 09.08.16

Dear all,
I hope you’re having a lovely summer holiday! All the events coming up in the Autumn are now on our website – please do take a look and get dates in your diary. In the meantime we have a few events lined up before September to keep you busy…

In this weeks Cobweb News
– Get Playing with The Cobweb Orchestra: this Saturday!
– Wylam Non Residential

Get Playing with The Cobweb Orchestra: this Saturday!
Saturday 13th August
1.30 – 7pm
Sage Gateshead, Gateshead, NE8 2JR
As part of BBC Music’s Get Playing initiative supported by ABRSM, Making Music and Music For All the Cobweb Orchestra is devoting a day to encouraging lapsed players to take up their instruments again playing music by Mozart, Handel and Elgar.
If you’re wondering that this event isn’t for you, how about coming along on your second instrument? Or maybe bring a friend who needs a bit of support to attend a Cobweb event for the first time? Its going to be a fantastic day, so please do sign up.
The day will end with a performance for friends and relatives.
To see more info, please see the Sage Gateshead website here:
To book tickets, please call the box office on 0191 443 4661

Wylam Non Residential
Wylam Institute, Saturday 27th – Sunday 28th August
I can confirm this is now going ahead, thanks to all of you who have signed up. I cannot be there sadly so if you can pay cheque or BACS I’d be very grateful.
A note from Andy:
People have been asking, so here are a few more details about the shape and content of the Wylam non-residential weekend.
We’re confidently assuming that it will be beautiful weather throughout so we’ll be able to sit in the garden for picnics, maybe even play outside and amble down to enjoy some of the excellent pubs by the river.
In keeping with this idyll of country life, we’re going for an English pastoral theme for some of the repertoire with Vaughan William’s English Folk Song Suite, Holst’s A Somerset Rhapsody and maybe some Delius (if we have enough strings to manage all the divisi).
Also on the agenda are Brahms’s Academic Festival Overture and Mozart’s glorious G minor Symphony (no.40), with parts for instruments such as trumpets and trombones not included in the original score.
As usual, there are boxes full of surprise pieces to keep us unreasonably busy for the whole time.
We already have a nicely balanced orchestra signed up, but there is no upper limit for this event, so if more of you are interested in coming along for some or all of it, please get in touch.

The enrolment form can be found on the event webpage. If anyone is in need of or can offer accommodation, please let me know and I will try to match people up!

That’s all for this week, I look forward to seeing many of you (and your new beginner friends) on Saturday!
Best wishes,
Event Co-ordinator, Cobweb Orchestra

Posted by Lorna Wright