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!


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




Forthcoming concerts


Tuesday 7th November at 1pm in OBAN
at the Rockfield Centre, Oban PA34 5DQ
Click HERE for easy online ticket booking, and save money!
Tickets for this performance are £8 when booked in advance, or £10 at the door
Under-18, unwaged and senior citizens £6 when booked in advance, or £8 at the door


Thursday 9th November at 6pm in KYLE OF LOCHALSH
at the Skye Bridge Studios, Main St, Kyle of Lochalsh IV40 8DA.
This concert is a tribute to local Skye musician / horn player Chris Manvell The programme will include musical contributions from local players.

There will be a collection for CROSSROADS at this Kyle concert
(Scottish Charity No. SC013081 - click blue link for details)

Click HERE for online ticket booking for this concert
(Please see the Eventbrite page for details of prices for this performance)

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 at Didsbury Parsonage

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