This is the only weekly group which meets in the daytime and it attracts players of all levels of experience who manage to make themselves free for a couple of hours on a Wednesday afternoon.

Averaging between 30-40 participants, with most instruments represented, the ensemble is usually of symphony orchestra proportions and is happy to tackle almost anything from the orchestral repertoire of the last 250 years. Recently we have played works by Grieg, Dvorak and Malcolm Arnold as well as Nielsen’s monumental 2nd Symphony ‘The Four Temperaments’.

Another feature of this group is that we are often visited by guest soloist and conductors. We have been accompanying Italian soprano Barbara Gentili this term.

Summerhill is a lovely place to play! Our ‘Musical Picnic’ is hosted at Summerhill in July:

Leader Andy Jackson
Telephone: 0788 0346145
Time Wednesday
1 pm – 3 pm
Venue Summerhill Pavillion
Winchester Terrace
Newcastle upon Tyne

Tyneside Cobwebs – Virtual Play Along 2021

The Tyneside group has had great fun playing along with works with Andy leading for the past 2 months. The next one will be our final virtual play along (hopefully!) before returning to live playing in June (hopefully!), so we are inviting other members to join us if they wish. Unfortunately there are only 5 places available as we limit our playing to one zoom screen, but first come first served. Any instrument is welcome (although we don’t have xylophone parts in the event that that amazing winner from Young Musician of the Year wants to play!), as we are all muted the actual mix is not important.

The format is Andy plays a track, you play along to your own music which you have previously downloaded. Andy provides guidance with cards showing rehearsal marks or bar number. We are all muted so you hear the track & yourself! But you see everyone. It costs £4 per session & dates are Wednesdays 19th & 26th May & 2nd June 1-2pm. Here is the music for this month:

1) Chabrier – Espana

A fun piece with loads for the brass to get their teeth into – and the trumpet parts are even in Bb.

2) Holst – Jupiter from “The Planets”

Again, plenty for everyone and a chance to play that wonderful tune “I vow to thee, my country”. Bb trumpet parts and bass clef trombone parts available.

3) Mendelssohn – Symphony no. 4 “Italian”

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