Beautiful World

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fabulous one-hour live performance
Leading soloist featured on worldwide radio stations
An evocative musical journey
Great classics and traditional folk melodies
Musical and natural soundscape accompaniments


Enjoy a 2-minute video sampler of Beautiful World below . . .

Beautiful World is an inspiring one-hour musical journey around the world, featuring the expressive and versatile sound of the solo bassoon. Join UK soloist Laurence Perkins in an evocative musical exploration which includes a Scottish mountain, the English Malvern hills, a Serenade from Mexico, Latin American tango, a train journey from Vienna, a love song in Italy, and the high Alpine pastures of Switzerland.

This unique concert features wonderful and highly original musical settings, plus natural soundscapes including birdsong and the sound of the sea. The programme also includes the legendary voice of Italian tenor Enrico Caruso singing the famous Donizetti aria 'Una furtiva lagrima' - a classic Italian love song!


This one-hour concert programme (no interval) is available anywhere in the U.K. as an affordable engagement for concert promoters, or as a cost-effective musical centrepiece for a special event. Please contact Laurence Perkins directly for further details - click HERE to go directly to the Contact Form.


What audience members have said about Beautiful World:

“… very special, beautifully put together with wonderful accompaniments”

"... a varied programme which would make any listener feel at home"

"... a fascinating programme with a lovely variety of pieces"

“… an absolutely wonderful concert experience”

“… such a variety of types of music”

“…a great joy!”

Previous Beautiful World performances in

21st June 2021 at St Pancras Old Church

2nd August 2021 at the Chamber of Commerce

1st November 2022 at Fittie Community Hall

3rd November 2022 at Perth Congregational Church

4th November 2022 at Harry Younger Hall, Canongate Church

Didsbury Arts Festival, Manchester
Monday 26th June 2023 at Didsbury Parsonage

Tuesday 7th November 2023 at the Rockfield Centre

Kyle of Lochalsh
Thursday 9th November 2023
at the Skye Bridge Studios
This concert was a tribute to local Skye musician / horn player Chris Manvell The programme included musical contributions from local players, and t
here will be a collection for CROSSROADS (Scottish Charity No. SC013081 - click blue link for details)

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