Weber Bassoon Concerto

Weber

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's manuscript dated 3 August 1822
Weber's manuscript dated 3 August 1822

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 all three movements of the Weber Bassoon Concerto with Manchester Camerata conducted by Douglas Boyd (by kind permission of Hyperion Records Ltd.) 

Click the 'play' arrow on the audio bar below to listen to the Weber Concerto.

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.)

 

Performances earlier this year

 

Saturday 5th March 2022

with the Sheffield Chamber Orchestra conducted by Robin McEwan

 

Saturday 26th March 2022

with the Penzance Orchestral Society
conducted by Judith Bailey

 

Sunday 15th May 2022

with the Aberdeen Sinfonietta
conducted by Garry Walker

 

Wednesday 3rd August 2022 (200th anniversary date)

Massed bassoon ensemble
conducted by Laurence Perkins
with soloist Amy Thompson at the Kennedy Hall, Cecil Sharp House, London

 

Forthcoming performances

 

Saturday 22nd October 2022 at 7.30pm

Greenwich Chamber Orchestra, conducted by David Cutts

Venue: St. Alfége's Church, Greenwich. Tickets £12 from https://GCO-Perkins.eventbrite.co.uk (click this link)
The programme also includes Schubert Symphony No.3, Paul Reade 'Catalonia' for bassoon and orchestra, and Mozart Symphony No.39 in E flat.

 

Sunday 6th November 2022 at 7.30pm

with the Heisenberg Ensemble conducted by Gillian Craig

Venue: Holy Trinity Church, South Street, St. Andrews KY16 9NL. Programme also includes Mozart Overture to 'La Clemenza di Tito' and Mozart Divertimento in F K138. Tickets reservable in advance up to 4 November, phone 01382 540031

 

Saturday 12th November 2022 at 7.30pm

with the Stafford Sinfonia conducted by Jack Lovell-Huckle

Venue: Rising Brook Community Church, Stafford, ST17 9LT. Programme also includes Antonín Dvořák's "Czech Suite" and Mozart's "Prague" symphony. Details and ticket bookings at http://staffordsinfonia.co.uk/concerts/

 

Saturday 3rd December 2022 at 7.30pm

with the Essex Symphony Orchestra conducted by Rob Hodge

Venue: Christ Church, New London Road, Chelmsford, CM1 0DW. Programme also includes Dvorak 'In Nature’s Realm' and Amy Beach Gaelic Symphony. Details and ticket bookings at https://www.essexsymphony.org.uk/buy-tickets/