For its 2009-2010 Season, and for the first time since its foundation in 1942, Milngavie Music Club commissioned a new work, on this occasion from locally resident composer Malcolm Lindsay.

Following the warm reception of Malcolm's piano trio "After the Snow", a viola and piano duo was commissioned from Michael Norris for first performance in November 2010 » .

March 2010 »

First performance by Phoenix » of "After the Snow" by Malcolm Lindsay »
Members of Phoenix for this occasion were Anthony Moffat - violin, Martin Storey - cello and Scott Mitchell, piano.

The title is that of a poem by the Glasgow-born poet Mark Halliday » , fragments of several of whose poems furnished inspiration for passages of the trio.

Supported by Scottish Arts Council, East Dunbartonshire Arts Council and individual members of the club.

November 2010 »

First performance by Scott Dickinson - viola and Graeme McNaught - piano of "Kaleidoscope" by Michael Norris »

Supported by East Dunbartonshire Arts Council and Milngavie Music Club.