Top musicians to launch programme

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Leigh Musical Society opens its 2012 programme of monthly concerts with a recital from a society stalwart and one of the UK’s top clarinettists.

Manchester-based woodwind virtuoso Lenny Sayers, a member of the acclaimed Fell Clarinet Quartet, accompanied by pianist Stewart Death, will open the series of Sunday afternoon concerts at the Derby Room, located above the library at the town’s Turnpike Centre.

Royal Northern College of Music postgraduate Lenny has performed with many of the UK’s top ensembles, including the Halle Orchestra, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

He is also a composer and arranger whose original work frequently features in the music of the Fell Clarinet Quartet, who are also woodwind ensemble-in-residence at Salford University.

For the concert in Leigh he will be accompanied by regular pianist Stewart, who will be making his 18th visit to the town’s music club.

The recital will be held on Sunday, January 8, from 2.15 to 4.15pm.

Tickets are £8 for adults and £3 for children and students, to be paid on the door. For more information about the Leigh Music Society ring 01942 725976.