Dear all,

A big well done to those again who joined in with Alice Jones’ Dalcroze day at the weekend, I thought it was an extremely interesting and fun afternoon!

In this week’s Cobweb News:
– Composers & Arrangers CD Launch – this Saturday!
– Haydn Symphonies Project part two
– SG Concerts; an update

Composers and Arrangers CD Launch – FREE event!
Saturday 15th October
2-6pm
Great Hall, Hexham Abbey, Beaumont St, Hexham, NE46 3NB
http://www.cobweborchestra.org.uk/events/event.php?id=297

**There’s still places for this available, but we’re particularly looking for another bassoonist, and some horn players!?**

Join us in the official CD launch of the Cobwebs Composers and Arrangers suite of 6 pieces entitled ‘Northern Hills’.

We will be rehearsing and performing in the Great Hall at Hexham Abbey, which is in the heart of the Hexham. If friends and family are seeing the presentation they can be sure of a nice day in Hexham! It’s very accessible by train too.

We are looking for a full orchestra for this performance so don’t hesitate to sign up for this FREE event!

Rehearsal will be 2pm till 4pm, then a break with refreshments provided, friends and family can join us from 4.30 for the performance at 5pm. As part of the performance we will also play the much loved Mendelssohn Hebrides Overture.

Of course there will then be the opportunity to buy a copy of the CD.

No enrolment form for this one, please just let me know ASAP if you intend to participate.

Haydn Symphonies Project (part two)
Saturday 29th October, 2-5pm
Dipton Community Centre, Dipton, DH9 9DR
Members £8
Non Members £10
http://www.cobweborchestra.org.uk/events/event.php?id=292

From Peter Wood:

It seems ages since we embarked on this project and had a great session playing 6 of Haydn’s earliest symphonies.

On Saturday 29 October 2016 (2.00 pm to 5.00 pm at Dipton Community Centre) we will be resuming this exciting project.

In 1759 Haydn was engaged as musical director and composer for Count Morzin spending the winter in Vienna and the summer at Lukavec Castle. We will continue our journey looking at a further 6 symphonies written for Count Morzin’s orchestra.

Year Symphony (Hob No.) Orchestration
1758/60 10 Strings Oboes Horns
1760/61 17 Strings Oboes Horns
1760/61 19 Strings Oboes Horns
1760/61 107 (A) Strings Oboes Horns
1760/61 25 Strings Oboes Horns
1760/61 11 Strings Oboes Horns

Count Morzin’s Feldharmonie (wind ensemble) had 2 bassoons (but no flutes) and whilst not specified it is presumed that bassoons would have played alongside cellos and double bass in the orchestra.

As a compromise between trying to retain an authentic orchestra, and making the sessions available to more players to participate the following additional players are welcome to participate in this session:-

Flutes – to double oboe parts
Bassoons – to play cello/double bass parts.
Clarinets – to play oboe parts (in C) but no transposed parts will be provided.

Future sessions will become progressively more inclusive.

Please complete your booking forms as soon as possible so that I can ensure we have sufficient music on the day.

The date and venue for the 3rd session in this project (January 2017) will be announced shortly for your diaries.

Please do sign up as soon as possible, the enrolment form can be found on the event webpage.

SG Concerts; an update

Thanks to all those who’ve enrolled for the SG Concerts so far. We have now enough flutes, oboes and clarinets but we are still welcoming people who sign up – particularly brass players and bassoonists.

More information about each concert will be available in due course but in the meantime, please promote our concert on the 13th November using the poster below and attached here:

20161113_sage_gateshead_concert_poster

20161113_sage_gateshead_concert_poster (PDF)

That’s all this week, good luck to all of you at the C&A CD Launch!

Best wishes,
Lorna

Event Co-ordinator, Cobweb Orchestra

Cobweb News 31: 11/10/2016