Events Diary

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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

We are taking the 10th session of the Haydn Symphonies project to the Haxby Memorial Hall in York on Saturday 12th January 2019  (11.00 – 16.00) with a shared lunch.  We have now looked at 50 symphonies and the symphonies we will be looking at in York, all written between 1772 and 1774 will include the last of the  “Sturm und Drang” (“Storm and Stress’”)  symphonies, No. 45 (farewell), No. 46 and No. 51 together with symphonies No. 64 (tempora mutantus) and No. 57.  Haydn is now well established as the Musical Director at the Esterházy court. These symphonies are scored for strings, oboes and horns with bassoons supplementing the cellos and basses.  As usual flutes and clarinets are welcome to join us and oboe parts transposed for Bb clarinets will now be available.   This event is happening early in the New Year and with the Christmas and New Year holidays will soon be here so the usual enrolment form is attached which I would encourage you to return before Christmas.  I look forward to seeing you all in York in the New Year.

Peter Wood

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Beginner’s Day @ Ludworth Community Centre
Jan 19 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

More info to follow.

Cobweb Orchestra Brundibar Festival Fundraiser Concert @ United Reformed Church, Jesmond
Jan 26 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Another chance to play Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante with our wonderful soloists Jo Montgomery (violin) and Chrissie Slater (viola). RNS’s Sasha Raikhlina will lead and Andy Jackson will conduct.
This is a charity event with all proceeds going to the Brundibar Arts Festival. There is no enrolment fee, but we hope players will contribute in their usual generous fashion.
Saturday 26th January 2019 
United Reformed Church, Jesmond 
Burdon Terrace, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 3AE
Rehearsal. 9.30 am -1.00 pm
Concert. 1.30 – 2.30 pm
Mozart Overture to “Il Seraglio”
Mozart Sinfonia Concertante for violin, viola and orchestra 
Schulhoff (arr. Jackson) Czech Dance, Tango and Tarantella from “Five pieces for string quartet”
Dvorak “Furiant” from Czech Suite
Music: Parts will be provided on the day, but can also be downloaded and printed off in advance. Links will be sent a couple of weeks before the event.
Food: Please bring your own.
Dress: Concert dress.
Cost: This is a “Pay What you Think It’s Worth” event. All proceeds to go to the Brundibar Festival.
Audience: Entrance is FREE with a retiring collection. Please tell everyone you know to be there.
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Cobweb Orchestra in Concert @ York
Feb 16 all-day

Join us in a concert conducted by York Group Leader Patrick Burnett.


More info to follow

Cobweb Orchestra Big Play @ Dipton Community Centre
Mar 2 all-day

Join us for our annual Big Play; A full day of playing when each of the weekly groups bring something to share with everyone else. This year’s theme is “Cities”.


More info to follow.

Cobweb Orchestra in Concert @ Ushaw College
Mar 24 all-day

I’m sure that everyone who took part in the study day on Tchaikovsky’s violin concerto with Fenella Humphreys earlier this year will want to be part of the orchestra to perform it in front of an audience, and will tell everyone they know to be there too!

More info to follow

Improver’s Day @ Ludworth Community Centre
May 11 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

More info to follow.

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 a rehearsal from 2-6 p.m. (tbc) followed by the concert starting at 7.30 p.m.

There will be some Saturday ‘taster sessions’ for new players on 19 January and 11 May, 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.