Cobweb News 26.2.18

Well done to all those people who played at the Bowes Museum yesterday, it looks like you all did very well. There’s 2 great events coming up next month so please do get signed up as soon as you can.

In this weeks Cobweb News:
Haydn Symphonies Project No. 7 – this weekend!
The Big Play

Haydn Symphonies Project No. 7 – this weekend!
Newbiggin on Lune Public Hall, Kirkby Stephen, CA17 4NT

Members £10
Non Members £14
Enrollment form here
**Flautists and cellists required!!**

From Peter:
The Haydn Project moves west for Session 7 at Newbiggin on Lune on 3 March 2018 11.00am to 4.00pm.
This session will be a bit of a “horn fest” as we discover Haydn experimenting with the use of 4 horns in the orchestra.

The symphonies we will be looking at which were written between 1763 and 1767 include 2 famous named symphonies and are numbers 13, 30 (Alleluia), 31 (Hornsignal), 39 and 72.  4 of these use 4 horns.
Other unusual features of this batch of symphonies are the use of a flute in 4 of the symphonies, and timps in 2 of the symphonies.
3 of the symphonies (13, 31 & 72) also have concertante parts in some movements featuring solo violin, solo cello, solo double bass, solo flute and solo bassoon.
The last movement of symphonies 31 & 72 is a theme and variations.

Previous sessions have been predominantly strings, horns (2) and oboes.  This time we need additional horns, flutes, bassoons and timps.
Parts for 13, 30, 31 & 72 (which include all of the concertante parts) are available on IMSLP.

We do need players (volunteers preferably) for the concertante parts.  Please let me know if you would like to have a go as soon as possible.  I can then make sure that you have managed to access the parts before we meet. This should be a great session with an enlarged orchestra and I look forward to seeing players for the additional parts and volunteers for the concertante parts.

I can’t be at this event, so please can you pay by BACS or send me a cheque?

The Cobweb Orchestra Big Play
Saturday 17th March, 10-6pm
Dipton Community Centre, Front Street, Dipton, Stanley, DH9 9DR
Pay What You Think It’s Worth

Join us for our annual Big Play, 10-6pm on Saturday 17th March. This years theme is “IN C” and will include (amongst many others) the following pieces:
Beethoven Symphony no. 1
Bizet in symphony in C
Wranitzky Symphony in C minor
Mozart Overture to “Il Seraglio”.

We hope you can all join us for this amazing event bringing all our groups and group leaders together (yes, they will ALL be there!) Again, there’s no enrollment form, but please just let me know as soon as possible if you’re coming along so we can know how much music to provide.

That’s all for now, I look forward to seeing you at The Big Play!

Best wishes,
Event Coordinator, Cobweb Orchestra

Posted by Lorna Wright