Weber Bassoon Concerto


Concerto for Bassoon and Orchestra in F major, Op.75

2022 is the 200th anniversary of this wonderful concerto - a perfect blend of lyricism and virtuosity which displays the finest qualities of the bassoon.

Weber score 1st page

SEE BELOW for details of live performances of the Weber Concerto to be given by Laurence Perkins around the U.K. in 2022

LISTEN to Laurence Perkins performing excerpts from the Weber Concerto with Manchester Camerata conducted by Douglas Boyd (by kind permission of Hyperion Records Ltd.) Details of this recording are on the Hyperion webpage - click HERE to go directly to that page.

LP with conductor Douglas Boyd during Hyperion recording sessions, May 2001.
LP with conductor Douglas Boyd during Hyperion recording sessions, May 2001.

LIVE performances of the Weber Bassoon Concerto by Laurence Perkins in 2022

(All details to be confirmed, and subject to change without notice. This page will be regularly updated.)


Saturday 5th March 2022 at 7.30pm

with the Sheffield Chamber Orchestra conducted by Robin McEwan

Venue: All Saints Church, Ecclesall, Ringinglow Rd, Sheffield S11 7PP. Programme also includes Boyce Symphony  No.4, Fauré Pavane, Haydn Symphony 99 in Eb Major and Sibelius (arr McEwan) Valse Triste. Click HERE for details and on-line ticket booking.


Saturday 26th March 2022 at 3pm

with the Penzance Orchestral Society
conducted by Judith Bailey

Venue: St John’s Hall, Alverton Road, Penzance, Cornwall
Programme also includes Doreen Carwithen’s Bishop’s Rock Overture, Judith Bailey’s Concerto for Orchestra and Britten’s Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes. Click HERE for ticket booking.


Sunday 15th May 2022 at 3pm

with the Aberdeen Sinfonietta
conducted by Garry Walker

Venue: The Music Hall, Aberdeen
Programme also includes Weber Overture Der Freischütz, Beethoven Finale from the Prometheus ballet suite, Nicolai  Overture The Merry Wives of Windsor, Brahms  Hungarian Dance No 5, and Sibelius Karelia Suite


Summer performance in central London - to be confirmed


Saturday 22nd October 2022 at 7.30pm

Greenwich Chamber Orchestra, conducted by David Cutts

Venue: St. Alfége's Church, Greenwich


Sunday 6th November 2022 at 7.30pm

with the Heisenberg Ensemble

Venue: Holy Trinity Church, South Street, St. Andrews 


Saturday 12th November 2022

with the Stafford Sinfonia conducted by Jack Lovell-Huckle

Venue and performance time details tbc


Saturday 3rd December 2022 

with the Essex Symphony Orchestra conducted by Rob Hodge

Venue: Christ Church, New London Road, Chelmsford, CM1 0DW