Cobweb Orchestra 25th Anniversary – Flourishing Friendships

4th October 2020 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Lorna Wright

As we’re not able to meet up in person to celebrate a quarter of a century of Cobweb-style music making, we’ve come up with a programme of virtual activities which will be delivered via Zoom. If you haven’t used Zoom before, don’t worry. It’s very simple. It can be accessed by laptop, tablet, mobile phone, or even a landline (though you can’t actually see anyone if you use this option). You don’t need to download any software or app onto your device – just follow the link which Lorna will send you by e-mail the day before each event.

There are 4 separate events for you to enjoy and we hope to see many of you at many of them.

All events are FREE, but donations to help cover costs would be welcome. If you’d like to contribute, simply make a BACS payment using the following details: A/C: 65560297 Sort Code: 08-92-99 Reference: “SILVER/your surname”.

Sun 4th Oct 2-3 pm Flourishing Friendships

Accompany Iona Brown and Alice Jones in a virtual performance. At Cobwebs, we are proud and fortunate to consider these fine soloists our friends. We are so looking forward to playing with them – how else could we host such talent in our own homes?

Nikki Lipinski will introduce Iona, with accompanist David Murray playing Chausson’s Poème pour violon et orchestre and Alice with Catherine Herriott (piano) playing excerpts from Elgar’s Cello Concerto

Once you have joined the Zoom session, you can play along to the performances whilst on “mute”. You will hear the soloists and accompanists and yourself, but the technology won’t allow you to hear the rest of the orchestra, who will all be playing in their own homes.

This is the closest we are able to get to communal playing using Zoom. It is a compromise and doesn’t compare with playing together in the same room, but regular attendees at our “Musical Bookclub” events will tell you how enjoyable it can be.

Here are links to the parts you will need if you intend playing along:

Alternatively, if you’d prefer, you can sit back and listen you our wonderful soloists.

Please book your desk in the virtual orchestra by clicking here – Lorna will send details of how to log into the event on Saturday 3rd October.