Cobweb News 25: 30.08.16

Dear all,
What a success it was last weekend, well done to all those who took part in our non-residential in Wylam.This is what you’ve said about it:
“An amazing weekend! I enjoyed every minute and am totally exhausted but the amount of music covered was phenomenal and so enjoyable.”
“Lovely bunch of friendly people making great music together.”
“Let’s do it again next year!”

Do check out the facebook group for more pictures from the weekend:
In this weeks Cobweb News
– AGM Reminder
– Alice Jones’ Dalcroze Day
Cobweb Orchestra AGM
Saturday 17th September, 11 – 4pm
Haxby Memorial Hall, 16 The Village, Haxby, York, YO32 3HT
Join us in a study day of Brahms Symphony No. 1 with the AGM taking place in the lunch break. The day is FREE so I just need to know that you’re coming along. Please let me know by email as soon as possible.
Dalcroze Day with Alice Jones
Shap Village Hall, Main Street, Shap,
Penrith,Cumbria, CA10 3NL
Sunday 9th October
Here is some information from Alice about the day. Enrolment forms will be available next week when I’m back from holiday:
“Dalcroze Eurhythmics, developed by Émile Jaques-Dalcroze in Switzerland at the beginning of the twentieth century, is an exciting and unique approach to learning and interpreting music that explores musical concepts through the body. The three main components are rhythmic movement, ear training and improvisation.
In this workshop we will be focusing mainly on the rhythmic element. The Dalcroze approach helps to develop ensemble and musicianship skills needed for orchestral playing in an engaging and all-inclusive way. It encourages more physical awareness in players whilst developing internal pulse and reaction time. During the session we will play some fantastic repertoire by Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky and Ravel and discover their use of rhythm, harmony, phrasing and other musical elements through the Dalcroze approach. The workshop will be physically active at times but not much more than playing a musical instrument!”

Whilst engaging in this approach, we’ll be exploring some great repertoire, including Mendelssohn’s String symphony no 4 (with parts for wind and brass too), Tchaikovsky’s Nocturne for Cello and orchestra (with Alice as soloist) and Ravel’s stunning orchestration of his own Alborada del Gracioso.
Do put this date in your diaries, its going to be a brilliant day.
That’s all for this week, I’m on holiday now so do bear with me answering emails and when I’m back there’ll be enrolment forms galore for the Autumn events!
Best wishes,
Event Co-ordinator, Cobweb Orchestra

Posted by Lorna Wright