Special Concerts

A concert in your area?

Whether you are based in a city, town, village or a remote part of the UK, a memorable live-music event could be yours! These concerts are hugely popular, suitable for a wide range of musical tastes, inexpensive, adaptable to most venues no matter how small or large - and a visit can include an inspiring school presentation at no extra charge. These performances are not available on-line - and in any case, there is no substitute for the live music experience!

Contact Laurence Perkins now via the CONTACT form for more details.

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Anthea Wood and Laurence Perkins have created a wonderful new series of entertaining concert programmes featuring well-known music (listen to samples below) - one-hour or 2 x 45-minute programmes in an light-hearted and informal presentation, suitable for most ages and for any size of venue. These are available as engagements within the U.K. at highly competitive rates - please enquire for further details using the CONTACT form.

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Programmes

New Year in Old Vienna

including Lehar Gold and Silver Waltz, Strauss Trisch Trasch Polka, Mozart duets, Beethoven Country Dance, Schubert Rosamunde, Serenades inspired by Hungarian folk melodies, Brahms Hungarian Dances, Music from the Tyrol

Baroque classics by candlelight

including Vivaldi Four Seasons excerpts, Caprices from 18th century, Telemann Fantasia, Bach Chaconne, Corrette Les Delices de la Solitude , Telemann Canonic Sonata, Handel Pastoral Symphony from Messiah

Exotic Musical Journeys

including, Moszkowski: Spanish Dance, Scott Joplin Mexican Serenade (Solace), Rossini Music from ‘The Barber of Seville’, Music from the Andes mountains of Peru, Twilight (Robin Walker), Greek Dances

Sheer Bassoonery!

A 45 or 60-minute Family Concert, including, Ring Tone Concerto (audience participation with mobile phones), An 18th century Harry Potter (Galliard), Mozart: Variations on ’Twinkle twinkle little star’, Vivaldi Four Seasons excerpts, Howard Blake “Walking in the Air’ from ‘The Snowman”, Leopold Mozart ‘Sleigh Ride’ - a musical story, Teddy Bear’s Picnic.

Imaginative and entertaining concert programmes, introducing music-lovers of all ages to the magical musical world of the bassoon!

For details of a possible concert in your area, please send an enquiry (without obligation) by clicking the button below:

Sunset at Raasay

Bassoon Voyager

This magnificent Scottish Hebridean sunset is just one of the stunning visual images in a wonderful musical exploration of inspiring parts of the world in the company of Laurence Perkins and the solo bassoon. Click HERE for details of Bassoon Voyager - this really is a unique concert experience!

To watch a four-minute sampler of Bassoon Voyager,
please click the video panel below.

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"As far as the eye can see..."

This is a music-and-words performance - a journey through the hills and mountains of Britain and Ireland in melody, poetry and prose. Join Laurence Perkins in a exploration which - as a flexible programme - can be tailored to your preferences (please enquire for details). Music includes traditional folk melodies from the areas featured in the programme, alongside works by Elgar, Alan Ridout, Maddy Aldis, George Butterworth, David Bedford and Robin Walker. Words by Shakespeare, Thomas Hardy, Emile Brontë, A E Housman, Oscar Wilde, Robert Burns and William Wordsworth.

Click below to hear a 6-minute sampler - excerpts from Over the Hills by John Keats with Over the Hills and Far Away from The Beggar's Opera by John Gay, Ode to Pencerrig by Thomas Jones with a traditional Welsh melody Toryedd y Dydd (The Break of Day), The Fairies by William Allingham with the traditional Irish tune The Fairy Dance, My Heart's in the Highlands by Robert Burns with Ye Banks and Braes, and An Evening Walk by William Wordsworth with Twilight by Robin Walker.

For further details about this inexpensive and highly attractive flexible programme, please communicate with Laurence via the CONTACT form.

RECITALS and CONCERTOS

If you run a series of solo and/or chamber music concerts - and if you have a concert piano in your venue - see the repertoire page for details of a wide range of recital pieces that can be included in a concert. If you run a local amateur orchestra, the same page lists concertos that can be performed with your players, including some works where sets of orchestral parts are available for free loan.