Events Diary

Please click on an event below for further information and how to enrol. 

‘Categories’ will display events that are specifically participation, performance, or residential. (Don’t worry if there isn’t an enrolment form yet, as they will be available nearer to the event).

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If you ever have space in your car and would be happy to share your journey to an event with another Cobwebber, The Cobwebs Car Sharing Link tells you which lifts are available and if any are needed. Disclaimer: Please be aware that this form is not private, so any contact information you give here is visible to everyone. Alternatively, if you enrol in advance, the online enrolment form for each event allows you to ‘click’ to offer a lift.

Brahms Symphony No.4 with Patrick Burnett @ Haxby Memorial Hall
Sep 18 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Join York leader Patrick Burnett in an event looking at the amazing Brahms Symphony No.4. This is open to all players, not just those from York.

Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98 by  Johannes Brahms the last of his symphonies written in 1884. Donald Francis Tovey praises the work as “one of the greatest orchestral works since Beethoven” so don’t miss out on this day!

Although music will be provided on the day, if you want to have a look at the music before hand you can by clicking the link below:

Symphony No.4, Op.98 (Brahms, Johannes) – IMSLP: Free Sheet Music PDF Download

If you’re interested in this event, please click here

A Different Approach to Mozart 40 @ Dipton Jubilee Centre
Sep 26 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

A different approach to Mozart 40 – an explanation from Andy

During lockdown, when the only way we were able to meet was via Zoom, a few Cobweb players signed up for “Music by Heart”.

This was an attempt to learn a piece of music without the dots, and the piece we chose was Mozart’s wonderful Symphony no. 40 in G minor.

I think it’s fair to say that some people found it easier than others, and a few decided that the project was not for them, but a handful of players are still engaged in trying to learn their own part in the hope that they will be able to play it as a member of a live ensemble.

However, these dedicated memorizers do not constitute a full orchestra and we are looking for other players to join them in Dipton for an afternoon devoted to exploring Mozart’s 40th on Sunday 26 September.

If you’d like to learn any of it*, even just a few bars before the day, that would be great, but if you just want to turn up and sight read through it, that would also be much appreciated, and it would mean that the “By Heart” players will have the support of an orchestra around them.

Although the original work is lightly scored, we have a Cobwebbed version which has parts for all players.

If you’re interested, please enrol here.

Best wishes


* Parts available at

We will be using the Kalmus 1933-70 reprinted edition.


Cobweb Orchestra event for Brundibar Festival @ tbc.
Jan 23 all-day

More info to follow.