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Danny Driver

Welcome to the 45th Season of Music at Leisure, an important milestone in the Series’ history, reached thanks to your support; it’s also my 21st Season as Director.

You’ll be pleased to note thatCannizaro House is with us again, but sadly the credit crunch has prevented The Midland at Morecambe from joining us just yet.

We welcome back some much-requested friends: The Sacconi (the Bach and Tchaikovsky are [email protected] debuts), Danny Driver, photo right, (who introduces the accessible and appealing, lyrical and virtuosic York Bowen and Medtner), and The Frith Piano Quartet, (who, by changing Friends mid-weekend as double bass gives way to another violin, present two programmes of exciting variety). And Emma Johnson makes a long-awaited return with two wonderfully eclectic evenings on what happens to be the 200th weekend I’ve programmed.

Catrin Finch (many of you will remember that she was appointed Royal Harpist by HRH The Prince of Wales in 2000, reviving an ancient office dormant since 1873) appears for us for the first time.

It is, as always, a great way to enjoy music, at leisure.

Click here for a summary of all the Music at Leisure events this season.

P.S. Cannizaro House has just rejuvenated all 46 bedrooms, each with a different feature wallpaper, plasma TVs, new carpets, blinds and curtains, lamps and specially designed furniture. 92 different fabrics for the chairs and 25 different coloured silk lamp shades. The mind boggles!