Cobweb Orchestra 2.7.18

Just a quick one this week, and its more of a reminder of all the events we have coming up! I’m away on holiday from tomorrow until Saturday, so please bear with me – I’ll reply to your enrolments/questions/emails on Sunday.

In this weeks Cobweb News:
– Haydn Symphonies Project No. 9
– A thought from Dave

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

**We could really do with many more players for this event – please let me know ASAP if you’re planning to attend**

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

– A thought from Dave 
Q. When is a close down not a close down?

A.  …. When it’s a Cobwebs summer.  You don’t have to stop playing just because Greg’s having a lie down.  There’s:

1. 10th. July:   Open invite to the Morpeth group (playing or listening)

2. 14th July:  Haydn symphonies project no. 9 with Peter Wood at Eldon Community Centre.

3. 29th July:  Musical Picnic at Summerhill, with Andy Jackson. It’s a Sunday, so parking shouldn’t be so difficult!

4. 11th August: English-themed concert at Ravenstonedale, Cumbria. A delightful place, if you’ve never been before.

That’s all for this week, please do get enrolling for the Haydn, the picnic and the concert – it would be great to have as many of you as possible. Good luck to the Chamber Orchestra for Saturday – I’m sure it’ll be fantastic!
Best wishes,
Event Coordinator, Cobweb Orchestra