19:30 - 23:55 GMT
Hall 2, The Sage Gateshead, St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays
The Cobweb Orchestra is the amateur orchestra of The Sage Gateshead, with professional training, encouraging young and old to dust the cobwebs off their instruments and get playing again!
Because of its "anyone can play" ethos, the Orchestra has an inventive approach to the classics. Firstly, its version of the horn concerto employs all the instruments of a symphony orchestra rather than the chamber orchestra for which it was written. "The Turning" was written for folk musicians as well as orchestra players. Finally, Cobweb's unique rendition of "St Anthony Variations" will have ten different conductors handing over the baton, relay style between variations - all players who have successfully completed the Cobweb Orchestra Conductor's course.
Sibelius: Symphony no.2
Mozart: Horn Concerto no.1
Derek Hobbs: The Turning
Brahms: St Anthony Variations
Conductor/Horn: Christopher Griffiths