Beautiful World

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Autumn 2022 Scottish tour

Aberdeen: Tuesday 1st November at 4.30pm
Fittie Community Hall, New Pier Road, Aberdeen AB11 5DR

Perth: Thursday 3rd November at 4.30pm
Perth Congregational Church, 30 Kinnoull Street, Perth PH1 5PX

Edinburgh: Friday 4th November at 4.30pm
Harry Younger Hall, Canongate Church, 153 Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8BN

Pre-concert talk - discover a fascinating musical instrument!
Laurence Perkins will give an informal 15-minute introduction to the bassoon ("the singing voice of wood") before each concert, at 4pm (suitable for all ages).


£9 (on-line, book in advance - click HERE)
£10 at the door (credit / debit cards accepted)
An adult ticket includes free admission for one person under 18. (If booking in advance on-line, please make a 'group' booking for two people - the price will be £9 in total).
(Unaccompanied persons under 18 will not be admitted. Proof of age required.)

Save money - book in advance!
HERE for easy on-line booking via Ticket Source

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

(Please note: the images in this video and other publicity are for illustration only, they do not form part of the concert which is a live performance with audio backing)

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!


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!”


Beautiful World will not appear on-line. It is a real concert, bringing inspiring live musical performance back into communities large and small throughout the country, with that special uplifting quality that only live music-making can achieve.

Beautiful World 

future concerts

Spring 2023 performances planned in

Caldbeck, Cumbria
Totnes, Devon
Poole, Dorset
Salisbury, Wiltshire
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Maldon, Essex

More details soon!


Previous performances in

21st June 2021 at St Pancras Old Church

2nd August 2021 at the Chamber of Commerce


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