Events Diary

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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 30s 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 we may have already celebrated a bit prematurely!) and the project will continue on 12 January 2019 in York.

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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.
 As well as Rossini’s “William Tell” overture the cellists will be working on the following in the morning session:
 “Hymnus” for 12 cellos by Julius Klengel and “Les prieres” for cello quartet by Luigi Forino
You can see the music here:
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
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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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Nov
18
Sun
Study Day: Elgar Symphony No. 2 with Mark Edwards @ Fishburn Youth and Community Centre
Nov 18 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join Mark Edwards for an epic study day on Elgar’s Symphony No. 2. Mark is currently studying at the Royal Northern College of Music for a Diploma in Conducting, which involves him working as assistant conductor for the BBC Philharmonic and Royal Liverpool Philharmonic . As part of the course, he’ll be working on Elgar’s Symphony No.2 in a masterclass with Sir Mark Elder. He invites you to work with him on this amazing piece for a large scale orchestra.

The music is not yet in the Cobweb Library, so we’d be so grateful if you could print your own part (and let us know that you’re doing so). We will be printing a small set but any help is gratefully received.

https://imslp.org/wiki/Symphony_No.2%2C_Op.63_(Elgar%2C_Edward)

Enrolment form to follow.

Dec
1
Sat
Autumn Residential at Shepherd’s Dene @ Shepherds Dene
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – Dec 2 @ 5:00 pm
For our ever popular Autumn Residential, we have again booked Shepherds Dene Retreat. The beautiful Edwardian country house, built in the ‘Arts and Crafts’ style, is set in 26 acres of gardens and woodland. The house features a large wood panelled entrance with wood burning stove (those of you who attended last year will know how wonderful it was sitting around it) and many original features in the sitting and dining rooms.
Space is limited with room for 33 residents and 10 non-residents so enrolments will be on a first come, first served basis bearing in mind that we have to keep a balanced orchestra.
Please can you send your deposits to Anita Arris by the 19th October.

More information can be found here and the deposit form can be found here

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Jan
12
Sat
Haydn Symphonies Project part 10 @ Haxby Memorial Hall
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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Jul
13
Sat
Ludworth Cobwebs (and friends) @ St. Cuthbert's Church, Shadforth
Jul 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The new Ludworth group will be joined by more Cobweb friends for their very first concert performance. There will be some Saturday ‘taster sessions’ for new players in addition to the weekly meetings. Keep checking the Ludworth Group page for more information.

Our project to develop The Cobweb Orchestra at Ludworth  has been funded by the E.ON Butterwick Moor Wind Farm Community Benefits Fund managed by County Durham Community Foundation.