Music In Lanark | PROGRAMME 2016 – 2017
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PROGRAMME 2016 – 2017



Saturday 27 Aug 7.45pm

The Institute, New Lanark ML11 9DB

Music in Lanark is delighted to present distinguished local violinist Angus Ramsay and his Piano Trio. Angus has an impressive background of playing in European orchestras and founding and directing Festivals (“Mendelssohn on Mull” and “Cantilena Festival on Islay); he is Principal Second Violin of the Orchestra of Scottish Opera and teaches at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. He comes with Scott Mitchell (piano), co-founder/co-director of Cantilena, and Sarah Harrington (cello) with a programme of Viennese Favourites and, for the second half, Beethoven’s Archduke Trio


Friday 16th Sept 7.45pm

The Institute, New Lanark ML11 9DB

The Classic Buskers (formerly The Cambridge Buskers) have a knack of communicating their passion for classical music in two of the best ways possible – their virtuosity on a range of instruments and a great sense of humour. The audience comes away from a Buskers’ concert on a high, having been both entertained and educated, and realising that classical music can be a lot of fun!

Their repertoire consists of clever arrangements of works ranging from Baroque classics such as Vivaldi Four Seasons, to opera favourites such as Mozart’s Don Giovanni and Catalani’s La Wally, Romantic giants in the form of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake and folk tunes from Romania.

“Technical virtuosity, combined with musical seriousness, humour and high entertainment are a perfect recipe – the audience were delighted.”
Ian Ritchie,

Classic Buskers - composite - Credit Eric Richmond


Saturday 8 Oct 7.45pm

The Institute, New Lanark ML11 9DB

“Celebrating Stéphane Grappelli”

Dutch fiddler Tim Kliphuis makes a welcome return to New Lanark. He is a legend in the Gypsy Jazz world through his work with Fapy Lafertin, Angelo Debarre and many others. Tim and his Trio, with Scotland’s virtuosos Nigel Clark (guitar) and Roy Percy (bass), are joined by UK’s top jazz pianist David Newton in a joyous celebration of Grappelli’s music, performed with breathtaking mastery and French finesse. Expect barn-storming Django Reinhardt favourites, Gershwin and Ellington, but also some beautiful Grappelli originals such as La Chanson de Rue and Valse du Passé: little-known gems that deserve wider recognition!


Sat 29 Oct 7.45pm

The Institute, New Lanark ML11 9DB

A Chamber Orchestra in New Lanark! The Chamber Philharmonic Europe was founded in 2006 in Cologne, Germany and engages over 60 of the most talented young musicians from 18 European nations. It maintains outstanding critically-acclaimed musical artistry in the many concerts and festivals which the orchestra has played throughout the. Two soloists are Pawel Zuzanski (violin) and Kirill Gusarov (trumpet) in music by Wolf, Hummel (Trumpet Concerto), Bach (Violin Concerto), Holst, Fauré and Mozart



Fri 18 Nov 7.45pm

The Institute, New Lanark ML11 9DB

“FOLKLORE” – Hanna Hipp and Emma Abbate perform an exciting selection of folk songs from different countries by Poulenc, Ravel, Berio, Britten and de Falla. A former member of the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme at the Covent Garden, Polish mezzo-soprano Hanna Hipp has sung solo roles at La Scala, Rome, Glyndebourne Festival, Scottish Opera, Minnesota Opera and the Proms in London. Italian pianist Emma Abbate is Professor at Guildhall School of Music & Drama and has given recitals at Wigmore Hall, Southbank Centre and St John’s Smith Square, in addition to broadcasts on BBC Radio 3. Both Hanna and Emma have recorded several critically acclaimed CDs.


Fri 2 December at 7.45 pm

The Institute, New Lanark ML11 9DB

An exciting new male quartet of professional, classically-trained singers, Scozzesi (Italian for Scottish men) are the latest word in posh boy bands! Two of the singers are known to MiL as they are at the centre of Opera Bohemia. The quartet comprises of 2 tenors, baritone and bass with piano accompaniment who will perform a mixed repertoire of duos, trios and quartets from the worlds of opera, operetta, G&S, the shows and our own traditional songs – and perhaps even something Christmassy! Altogether a fun and relaxing evening in the lead-up to the festive season.



Friday 27 January at 7.45 pm

The Institute, New Lanark ML11 9DB

Trio Goya play chamber music from the Classical era on period instruments and was formed out of a collective fascination with the rich and innovative trio repertoire that echoes the artistic development of Francisco Goya (1746-1828). The group concentrates its repertoire on the trios by Haydn and Mozart and the Beethoven opus 1 set. A fortepiano by Paul McNulty after Anton Walter, Vienna 1795 is the centrepiece of this music. Their programme may include the three fine trios by Mozart’s friend, the English stage composer Stephen Storace.


Thursday 9 February at 7.45 pm

The Institute, New Lanark ML11 9DB

MiL are delighted to welcome back for the third year the latest Ensemble of musical prodigies from the Yehudi Menuhin School. Their February Scottish Tour is particularly a showcase for their exceptional pianists, and the School staff were ‘instrumental’ in our investment in “Ruth”, our new piano. The School has taken strongly to New Lanark both as an educational experience and a performing venue and we eagerly anticipate another evening of extraordinary young talent.

Greame Scott


Saturday 25 March at 7.45 pm

The Institute, New Lanark ML11 9DB

A dream-team line-up of Konrad Wisneiwski, Euan Stevenson, Andrew Sharkey, Madaleine Pritchard, Alyn Cosker and Lanark’s own Graeme Scott perform a night of jazz fusion. This Sextet is as classy as it gets on the jazz circuit.

For this special concert, the band will be celebrating the music of The Crusaders, an American group popular in the 1970’s and known for their amalgamated jazz, pop and soul sound. Since 1961 The Crusaders have recorded 40 albums and had commercial success with hits such as Street Life featuring Randy Crawford. The Sextet will be performing selected vocal and instrumental numbers from extensive back catalogue of jazz classics credited to The Crusaders.


Saturday 4th March at 7.30 pm

The Memorial Hall, Lanark

** Please note that this concert is not included in the Series Ticket**

Take a group of the hottest contemporary fiddle players from the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, mix with some wonderfully sympathetic piano and guitar arrangements and you’ve got the award winning Blazin’ Fiddles on your hands. And they are Blazin’! In the past decade no other band has quite captured Scottish fiddle music’s variety, energy and sensitivity like Blazin’ Fiddles have. Like rare single malts, each member of Blazin’ Fiddles draws the distinct flavour of music from their part of the Highlands and Islands. Blending solo and ensemble sets, aged with the occasional insightful tale, they all come together in a fiery blend to excite your senses. From remote village halls to the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, fiddlers Jenna Reid, Bruce MacGregor, Rua Macmillan and Kristan Harvey are joined by Anna Massie on guitar/fiddle and Angus Lyon on piano to deliver a musically intoxicating evening for all.