19 February 2019 LAURENCE PERKINS – Bassoon with Pianist Michael Hancock

LAURENCE PERKINS (bassoon) accompanied by
MICHAEL HANCOCK (piano) will perform at Boston Grammar School, South End, Boston PE21 6JY (parking on site is accessed via Rowley Road).
Tickets are £12 Children and Students enter free of charge.  Tickets may be ordered in advance from bostonconcertclub@gmail.com or 01205 366018
PROGRAMME
‘The Voyage of a Sea-god’
“With the bassoon, it is like a sea-god speaking” (Sacheverell Sitwell)
A journey through 100 years of musical inspiration
Laurence Perkins (bassoon), Michael Hancock (piano)
Walthew, Richard: Introduction and Allegro for bassoon and piano [1900] (7’)
Saint-Saens, Camille: Sonata for bassoon and piano, Op.168 [1921] (15′)
Hindemith, Paul: Sonata for bassoon and piano [1938] (9’)
Dutilleux, Henri: Sarabande et Cortège for bassoon and piano [1942] (7’)
INTERVAL
Bennett, Richard Rodney: Sonata for bassoon and piano [1991] (15’)
Howells, Herbert: Minuet –  Grace for a Fresh Egg  for bassoon and piano [1945] (2’)
Bernstein Two songs from ‘West Side Story’ (1957) (7’)
Gershwin Rhapsody (1920/30s) (13’)
Biographies
Laurence Perkins is one of Britain’s best-known solo bassoonists through his concert performances and numerous solo and orchestral recordings on CD, including recitals at the Wigmore Hall and Purcell Room in London with pianist Michael Hancock. Together they recorded a legendary recital album for Hyperion in the 1980s, “L’aprés-midi d’un dinosaur” which won widespread international acclaim in the media, and has been broadcast by radio stations worldwide. Laurence and Michael will be in the recording studio again shortly to record music for a major new 2-CD Hyperion set exploring solo bassoon music with orchestra, piano and chamber ensembles.