Cobweb News 27.06.18

It’s been fantastic to receive your enrolments for the upcoming events this week – please keep them coming! Lots more information below:

In This Weeks Cobweb News:
– Haydn Symphonies Project – part 9
– Cobweb Orchestra Musical Picnic
– Cobweb Chamber Orchestra Performance
– Tynedale Orchestra Open Day

Haydn Symphonies Project – part 9
Saturday 14th July
Eldon Community Centre, 2 Main Rd, Eldon, Bishop Auckland DL14 8XB
Members £12.50/Non Members £17

Join Peter Wood for the latest instalment of the Haydn Symphonies Project.
He says:
With 45 Haydn symphonies now behind us we are going to clear another batch before the Summer break.  The 9th Haydn Project day will be held at Eldon Community Centre on Saturday July 14 from 11.00 until 4.00.  The Symphonies we will be looking at are: 26 (Lamentation), 65, 44 (Mourning), 43 (Mercury) and 47 all of which are “Sturm und Drang” (“Storm and Stress’”) symphonies written between 1768 and 1772. Haydn is now in his late 30’s and is the Musical Director at the Esterházy court. These symphonies are scored for strings, oboes and horns and bassoons would probably have supplemented the cellos and basses.  As usual flutes and clarinets are welcome to join us to play with oboes but please note the parts are written for instruments in C and transposed parts will not be available.  This day will take us roughly to the half way point (which I think we have already celebrated a bit prematurely!) and the project will continue in October (venue and date to be confirmed shortly).  The enrolment form is attached and I look forward to seeing you all at Eldon for the next step in this marathon journey. 

Please note, that tea/coffee and cake will be available at Eldon but not lunches this time (she’s on holiday!) so please bring your own lunch!

The enrolment form can be found here

Cobweb Orchestra Musical Picnic
Sunday 29th July
Summerhill Pavillion, Winchester Terrace, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 6EH
Members £12/Non Members £17

Rehearsal 12-4.
Audience to arrive with picnics from 4 pm
Performance 5-6.30 pm

As last year, we’ll be performing under the giant marquee, so come rain or shine we’ll host a musical picnic of largely music from Europe, featuring composers such as Bizet, Rossini, Verdi, Chabrier, Delibes, Edith Piaf. The audience are invited to bring food to eat either before the concert and enjoy an afternoon of music. The audience will be invited to pay what you think it’s worth.
**Please note, this event is open to everyone, not just the Summerhill group. It would be fantastic to see players far and wide!**
The enrolment form with more information can be found here

Cobweb Chamber Orchestra Performance
Saturday 7th July
7.30 pm
Ushaw College, Durham. DH7 9RH

Please support the Cobweb Chamber Orchestra in their Summer concert at Ushaw College. They will be performing the following, featuring the fantastic Gemma Kost (cello) as soloist.
• Beethoven Overture to “Prometheus”
• Saint-Saens Cello Concerto no.1
• Mendelssohn “The Fair Melusine” and Symphony no.4 in “Italian”
• Rigaudon from “Tombeau de Couperin”
• Dvorak Furiant from Czech Suite

Tickets cost £7 and are now available via the website of Ushaw College or by telephoning the Ushaw College Box Office on: 0191 373 8500

You can also download a Chamber Orchestra concert help support this event.

Tynedale Orchestra Open Day – this Sunday!

The Tynedale Orchestra will be holding an Open Day on Sunday (1st July) at Minsteracres (in between Hexham & Consett), 10am-4pm.  They will be working on Mahler’s Symphony No 4.  All welcome, but in particular they are looking for flute players (they currently only have 1 of the 4 parts filled) plus percussion & timps.  £10 per person (£1 students) including tea & coffee. Bring your own lunch.   Travel expenses are being offered to a timps player.

If anyone is interested, please contact Jane:  

That’s all for this week, I hope you all have a chance to enjoy some sunshine!

Best wishes,
Event Co-ordinator, Cobweb Orchestra