LAURENCE PERKINS (Bassoon) and JOHN FLINDERS (piano) will give a concert at Boston Grammar School, 7.30 pm on 21st March 2023

Tickets are £12 in advance or on the door, children and students have entry free of charge. Tickets may be booked in advance by phoning 01205 366018 of send your details to There is ample parking at the Grammar School accessed by the Rowley Road PE21 6JE entrance.

‘Spring Serenade’ is a delightful programme of music celebrating this special time of year. Laurence Perkins and John Flinders have recently been recording together for the world-famous Hyperion record label, and the music they will be playing includes the lyrical Concertino by Michael Haydn (a favourite on Classic FM), ‘Funeral March of a Marionette’ by Gounod (the Alfred Hitchcock television theme), musical journeys to French Catalonia, Spain and the Scottish Hebridean islands, two pieces inspired by Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’ (featured on BBC Radio 3), and an encounter with a playful elephant!


Pierné, Gabriel: Solo de Concert

Haydn, Michael: Concertino, P52/5

Reade, Paul: ‘Catalonia’ (1997)

Ravel: ‘Piéce en forme de Habañera’

Weber: Andante e Rondo Ungarese


Gounod arr Laurence Perkins: ‘Marche Funébre d’une Marionnette’

Saint-Saens: Romance, Op.51

Alan Ridout: ‘Caliban and Ariel’ (for unaccompanied bassoon)

Elgar: Romance Op.62

Trad arr Perkins: Three Hebridean Melodies

Gilbert Vinter: ‘The Playful Pachyderm’