Cobweb News 28: 28.10.14

Dear all,
Well done to all those who performed in Carlisle last weekend, it sounds like you all did a fantastic job. Thanks especially to Jonathan, who wowed the crowd with the Bach Cello Suite as well as guiding us through the Beethoven Symphony No. 1.
**Upcoming Events**
We have a very busy November ahead!
Saturday 22nd November, Carmina Burana
Sage Gateshead, Gateshead, NE8 2JR
12-7pm, Sign up at SG Box Office (0191 443 4661)

http://www.cobweborchestra.org.uk/events/event.php?id=216
Even though I’m sure many of you are looking forward to playing in this glorious piece, very few of you have actually let me know that you intend coming. Please drop me a line even though you may have already enroled at Sage Gateshead Box Office. We need to know so that we bring the right music for this event, it’s going to be a fabulous study day challenging an epic work – don’t miss it!
Do you know people who are singers who might like to join us for the day?
Sunday 9th November, 1-5pm
Chris Griffiths, Brahms Symphony No. 4
Storey Park Community Centre, St. Marys Field, Morpeth NE61 2QF

http://www.cobweborchestra.org.uk/events/event.php?id=225
Chris tells his tale of this work: When I conducted Brahms Symphony no 4 with Darlington Youth Orchestra a few years ago, I asked Thomas Zehetmair (currently then still Music Director of our Northern Sinfonia), if he would kindly mentor me in a rehearsal. He very kindly agreed.
The moment he walked into the room all the young players sat bolt upright in their chairs! I can only assume it was his natural charisma as I had not told them he is one of the world’s greatest violinists (for fear there would suddenly be no orchestra!!). Up in Morpeth, my interpretation will I hope be influenced very much by Thomas….
We will not have a shared lunch for this one as it is just an afternoon study day.
Please don’t forget a music stand!
Sunday 16th November, 7.15pm
Cobweb Orchestra in Concert with Iona Brown
Sage Gateshead, Gateshead, NE8 2JR

http://www.cobweborchestra.org.uk/events/event.php?id=221
All those of you who expressed an interest or pre-enrolled for this concert should have had an e-mail from me last week. Please get in touch if you thought you had enroled, but didn’t hear from me.
The concert flyer is available on the event webpage, if you’re not playing – do come and support us!
**Instrument For Sale**
Tim Jasper, who used to play with Cobwebs until a couple of years ago, has a brand new Double French Horn for sale. It is an unwanted raffle prize and is still in its box and all sealed up. It came from the Gear4Music company and retails at £399.99. It is a JBFH-601 De Luxe Double French Horn. If you know of anyone in the great Cobweb network who would like to buy it from Tim, he would be pleased to accept a mere £200 for it. It can be collected from Sedgefield.
http://www.gear4music.com/Woodwind-Brass-Strings/Deluxe-Double-French-Horn-By-Gear4music/2PN
To inquire about the instrument, please contact David on David@djasper.orangehome.co.uk
**Sage Gateshead Offer**
As all Cobweb members are, by association, members of Making Music, this fantastic offer of £5 tickets to see RNS applies to you! See attached flyer for more details.
RNS Flyer
That’s all for this week, looking forward to hearing from you signing up to some exciting events…
Best wishes,
Lorna