As I type the rain is lashing against the window but at least the snow has gone and it is easier to get to rehearsals/events . . . until the floods arrive.
A very big well done to all who made it to the Caledonian concert at Ravenstonedale on Saturday. It was a great success and the appreciative audience of just over 30 donated £286.00 to be split equally between St Oswald’s Church and The Cobweb Orchestra.
Coming Up . . .
Kurt Weill Study Day – Saturday 2nd Feb, 10.30am – 7pm
Northern Rock Hall, The Sage Gateshead
This 20th century chamber symphony is a real treat as some of us have discovered during a sneak preview at weekly rehearsals. Don’t be put off by the name of the composer – it’s very playable with all parts engaged throughout the work.
String players – as an added bonus, we have Tristan Gurney leading the orchestra and taking the string sectional. Tristan used to play with Northern Sinfonia (and still does on occasions) before taking up the 1st violin position in the Edinburgh Quartet.
Please do email me to let me know that you are coming to the event even if you don’t intend to purchase your ticket from the Box Office until the day.
For further details please visit our website: http://www.cobweborchestra.org.uk/events/event.php?id=164
Mozart, Chopin and Dvorak Concert – Sunday 10th Feb, 1.30pm – 9.15pm
Hall 2, The Sage Gateshead
We’ve a super wind section coming together for this concert starring Emily Murray as the soloist in Chopin’s 1st Piano Concerto but . . . where have all our string players gone?
Don’t forget to enrol for what will be a smashing concert in a great venue!
For further details and to download an enrolment form please visit our website: http://www.cobweborchestra.org.uk/events/event.php?id=160
The 3rd Rite of Spring Study Day – Saturday 16th Feb, 11am – 4pm
Haxby Memorial Hall, York
So far we’ve had two different but extremely successful study days and if you haven’t played the Rite of Spring yet, you really are missing out
A great orchestra is coming together but there is plenty of room for more players. Do enrol and don’t forget the fund-raising lunch, which will be worth every penny.
For further details and to download an enrolment form please visit our website: http://www.cobweborchestra.org.uk/events/event.php?id=171
Bruch and Schumann Concert – Saturday 23rd Feb, 2pm – 9pm
The Tithe Barn, Carlisle
This concert features not one, but two players from Northern Sinfonia.
Iona Brown is going to play Bruch’s 1st violin concerto in the 1st half and then join the orchestra in Schumann’s 3rd Symphony “Rhenish”. (Perhaps we should auction the chair next to Iona!)
Chris Griffiths, who has conducted and played with us on many occasions, will be conducting both works.
People have already been telling me that they wish to play in this concert so please don’t delay in sending your enrolment form back. Please advertise this concert as widely as possible. It would be great to have a good-sized audience!
For further details and to download an enrolment form please visit our website: http://www.cobweborchestra.org.uk/events/event.php?id=165
Well that’s February for you – what a busy month. I hope to see lots of you at some, or even all, of the events.