Well done to Peter and all who joined him for the Shostakovitch Symphony No. 9 day last weekend, you all did brilliantly! Do keep your enrollments/emails coming in for upcoming events, it’d be great to see as many of you as possible this term.
In this weeks Cobweb News:
– Schubertiana – it’s not too late!
– Date for your diaries: Study Day with Joe Davies; Beethoven Symphony No. 8
– Musical Picnic – reminder to enroll!
Schubertiana: Play all 9 Schubert symphonies in one day!! Once in a lifetime opportunity!
Barbour Room, Sage Gateshead, Gateshead, NE8 2JR
10 – 7pm
Important message/s from me:
– The Sage Gateshead box office will not open until 12pm on the day. However, I have notified them of the difficulties you have obtaining your cobweb member discount without being there in person so they will allow you to participate on the basis that you purchase your ticket at a suitable lunch break. Tickets will be checked later in the day so please do be honest!
– You will be eligible for a discounted car park pass for Sage Gateshead car park only. These will be given out on the day. Please take a ticket from the barrier, then discard that once you have received your discounted one.
– I will not be there on the day unfortunately. If you can foresee any problems, please let me know before the event so I can brief SG staff and be prepared!
YET ANOTHER MESSAGE FROM ANDY ABOUT SCHUBERTIANA – Specially for clarinetist and trombonists.
Everyone is, of course, welcome to join The Cobweb Orchestra to play all nine Schubert symphonies with us at Sage Gatehead on Saturday 27th May (less than 2 weeks’ time now), but not all of them were originally written for full symphony orchestra.
You might know that clarinets and trombones were not chosen by Schubert for inclusion in all his symphonies, but don’t worry, it should still be possible for you to be involved in the whole day.
Symphony No.5 does not use clarinets at all, but we have a specially Cobwebbed version which includes parts, so you’ll be able to join in. Also, although he wrote for clarinets in Bb, A and C, we have endeavoured to make sure that there is at least one part for Bb clarinet in each work in case you don’t have an A and/or a C instrument. If you do, please bring them along. The one exception is Symphony no. 7, which has parts for A clarinets only.
Schubert only wrote for trombones in nos. 7, 8 and 9, but they are fantastic parts – involved all the time and there are some great tunes. However, we don’t expect you to sit around just listening for the first six hours of the day, so please come along and play bassoon and bass parts in nos. 1-6.
Looking forward to seeing you there.
Date for your diaries:
Study Day with Joe Davies; Beethoven Symphony No. 8
Saturday 8th July
Dalston Victory Hall, Dalston, Carlisle, CA5 7QB
Non Members £13
Joe is leading a day looking at Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8 across in Carlisle. Joe is a first-study Conductor and second-year music student at Oxford University and known to some of you Dalston cobwebbers! Join him in his first day working with us looking at this fabulous work.
The enrolment form will be available next week, but please do put the date in your diaries now.
Musical Picnic – reminder to enroll!
Sunday 23rd July
Summerhill Pavillion, Newcaslte upon Tyne, NE4 6EH
Rehearsal will be 12.30-3.00pm on the day
Concert will begin at 4pm, and finishing at 5.30pm.
Members of the Cobweb Orchestra £ 9.00
Non-members £ 12.00
We have never played for a Musical Picnic before, but now that the Tyneside group meets on a weekly basis at the wonderful Summerhill Pavillion, and we have the use of a huge marquee on Sunday 23rd July, this seems like an excellent way to spend a (no doubt) gloriously sunny Summer’s afternoon. The music will be mainly from the English pastoral tradition, so there’ll be Holst, Elgar and Delius as well as folk music inspired arrangements for orchestra, some of them by composers with close links to Cobwebs. Tickets for this event are free to audience members, who will be encouraged to bring along picnics to eat during the performance.
See the poster here and follow the link if you want to book tickets for friends, relatives or yourself (if you’re not playing). Please do print this off and advertise to people as widely as possible. Its for all the family so do invite as many as you can!
The enrollment form for performing in the concert is here.
That’s all for this week – keep letting me know you’re coming to Schubertiana – I’m gutted I can’t be there!
Event Co-ordinator, Cobweb Orchestra