Events Diary

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Sep
30
Sun
Study Day: Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto with Fenella Humphreys @ Eldon Community Centre
Sep 30 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
 Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto Sunday 30th September 2-6 pm at Eldon Community Centre
We’re incredibly fortunate to have secured services of the wonderful Fenella Humphreys (Fenella Humphreys – about), who will play Tchaikovsky’s violin concerto with us in an afternoon workshop. It’s always a pleasure to accompany brilliant soloists and this concerto has great parts for the whole orchestra.  Enrolment form and more details to follow.
Members £17
Non Members £20
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Oct
21
Sun
Haydn Symphonies Project part 9 @ Wylam Institute
Oct 21 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Join Peter Wood for the latest instalment of the Haydn Symphonies Project!

Now everybody is back after the Summer break we are resuming our journey through Haydn’s symphonies,  With 45 Haydn symphonies now behind us the 9th Haydn Project day will be held at Wylam Institute on Sunday October 21 2018 from 11.00 until 4.00.  The Symphonies we will be looking at will include: 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 on 12 January 2019 in York.  The enrolment form is attached and I look forward to seeing you all at Wylam for the next step in this marathon journey.

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Oct
28
Sun
Cello Day at Dalston @ Dalston Victory Hall
Oct 28 @ 10:00 am – 8:30 pm
Cello day at Dalston
Due to a kind bequest from the husband of Pam, who used to play cello at the Dalston group, we are able to put on a rather unusual event which brings together several of Pam’s interests – working with young people, making things happen in Cumbria and playing the cello.
The excellent young cellist Neil Sild, who recently played the Elgar Cello concerto with us at Middlesbrough Town Hall will be performing the Haydn Cello Concerto, conducted by the ever popular Joe Davies.
The morning will be devoted to a workshop just for cellists, but, of course, we will need an orchestra for the concerto, so the afternoon and evening session will run just like a normal Cobweb study day followed by and informal performance.
Venue: Dalston Victory Hall
Times:
10.00 -12.30 Cello workshop. 
12.30 -13.30 Lunch for morning and afternoon participants
13.30 – 17.30 Rehearse Haydn cello concerto + Rossini’s “William Tell” overture
17.30 – 18.30 Evening meal break 
18.30 – 20.30 Performance
Repertoire: We’re still working on the repertoire for the cello workshop, and details will be posted soon.
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Nov
4
Sun
Cobweb Orchestra in Concert @ The Bowes Museum,
Nov 4 @ 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Concert: All Mozart programme @ Bowes Museum.
Rehearsal: 1-5 pm
Concert: 6 pm
A chance to perform sublime music in beautiful surroundings and to accompany wonderful soloists Jo Montgomery (violin) and Chrissie Slater (viola) in the Sinfonia Concertante for violin, viola and orchestra.
Also playing the overture to The Marriage of Figaro, “Eine kleine Nachtmusik” (orchestral arranagement by Andy Jackson) and symphony no. 35 in D major, the “Haffner”.
The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, Co. Durham DL12 8NP
Cost to participants: Members: £12.50. Non members £17
Tickets for the concert: £11 (£10 concessions) available from The Bowes Museum Reception
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Dec
1
Sat
Autumn Residential at Shepherd’s Dene @ Shepherds Dene
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – Dec 2 @ 5:00 pm

In the past we have stayed at Ridley Hall, but due to its closure in 2017 we now go to Shepherd’s Dene. This weekend is a mix of full orchestral sessions and chamber music sessions which you can organise yourself. Players generously put out their own music to create a temporary library.

 

 

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Jan
12
Sat
Haydn Symphonies Project part 10 @ TBC. near York
Jan 12 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Join Peter Wood in the latest instalment of the Haydn Symphonies Project.

 

More details to follow.

 

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Apr
5
Fri
Spring Residential @ Sedbergh School
Apr 5 @ 12:00 pm – Apr 7 @ 5:00 pm

A highlight of the Cobweb year! This is your opportunity to have a go at a big work; in the past, we have played Saint-Saens’ Organ Symphony, Smetana’s ‘Ma Vlast’, and Tchaikovsky’s sixth symphony. On the Saturday evening we enjoy Andy’s cocktails, and there is an obligatory concert party. The Sunday Morning Supplement looks at the lighter side of music; this year it included ‘The Toy Symphony’ with kazoos!

 

More info to follow.

 

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