Cobweb News 8 – 26.3.14

Dear All,
Three Cobweb Orchestra events took place over the last weekend – the Chamber Orchestra had a successful rehearsal in preparation for their concert in the Music Room, Preston Park Museum, the Cabaret ensemble entertained a full house at Middlesbrough Town Hall and the Tebay Cobweb Orchestra ran a super study day on Tchaikovsky’s 2nd Symphony in Kendal. Below is a brief report about the study day from Doug Dawson.
On Sunday over forty players assembled in the Kirkland Hall in Kendal to play Tchaikovsky’s inspiring second symphony under the cheerful leadership of Peter Crompton. This was organised as a fundraiser for the Tebay group. It was very good to see many players with no previous involvement with Cobwebs, all of whom professed to have had a wonderful day. Every instrument in the line-up was covered. The very idea of playing such a complex work in a four-hour session seemed amazing, but we did it, thanks to Peter’s encouragement, and of course to the delicious cakes provided by the Tebay members.
Our next event is . . .
Friday 4th – Sunday 6th April – The Sedbergh Residential
Sedbergh School, Cumbria

We have an orchestra of over 60 players but there is still room for more if anyone is feeling inspired to come and play Mahler 5 (how can you not be inspired by such a great symphony?) If you would like to join us for the Saturday or Sunday or both please get in touch before the end of this week. Prices are on the website
The rest of April . . .
Saturday 12th April – The Cobweb Chamber Orchestra in Concert
The Music Room, Preston Park Museum, TS18 3RH

Tickets are limited for this concert so do get one in advance if you would like to hear and support the Cobweb Chamber Orchestra. Please phone Preston Park Museum 01642 527 375 to buy your ticket (£10/8)
Monday 21st April – The BIG PLAY
11.00am – 7.00pm
Middlesbrough Town Hall, Albert Road TS1 2QJ

Don’t forget to enrol for this great event. It would be enormously helpful if players can enrol and pay in advance of the day. The enrolment form is available on the website
Saturday 26th April – Sibelius Study Day with conductor Robin Osterley
1.30pm – 7.00pm
Northern Rock Foundation Hall, Sage Gateshead

Come and enjoy a day of playing two fabulous works by Sibelius – Finlandia and the Symphony No. 1. More information about this super study day is available on the website
This event must be booked through the Sage Gateshead so if you are in the area why not drop into the Sage to purchase your ticket. Alternatively you can book by phone 0191 443 4661. Don’t forget that discounted tickets are available for Cobweb Members.
Please do email me to let me know you’ve got a ticket or intend coming and getting your ticket on the day.
A date for your diary . . .
Saturday 10th May – Shostakovich Symphony No 10 Study Day with Richard Howarth
11.00am – 4.30pm
Dalston Victory Hall, Dalston, Carlisle CA5 7QB

We need a large orchestra to do this fantastic symphony justice so please put the date in your diary and look out for the enrolment form.
String Players . . .
The Cobweb Chamber Orchestra Residential (27th – 29th June, Blackton Grange, Baldersdale) has a small number of vacancies for string players. If you are interested in coming to this superb residential then please do email me for more information.
That’s all for this week. I look forward to seeing lots of you at the Sedbergh Residential.

Posted by Sue Baker