Mark Bebbington plays the Haydn Variations

28th January 2022
13:00 on February 4th, 2022St. John Smith’s Square, Westminster Information about the event can be found here: Notes from a Small Island III | Facebook Tickets are available here: Programme: McCabe – Tenebrae Robert Matthew-Walker – The Fields are White Already (A contemplation for solo piano in memoriam John McCabe) op.153 PREMIERE Robert Simpson […]

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29th November 2021
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Leamington Music Festival

14th August 2021
The Festival will in part be a celebration of Robert Simpson’s birth in Leamington a century ago. The Festival will take place between the 23 and 26 September and will include Simpson’s String Quintet No.1, Quartet No.8, Trio for Horn, Violin and Piano, Variations and Finale on a Theme of Haydn. Full details will be […]

BBC Radio 3 Composer of the Week

15th April 2021
During the week commencing Monday 31 May 2021 between 12 noon and 1pm, Robert Simpson will be featured on the BBC’s Composer of the Week programme on Radio 3.

Centenary concert online of String Quartet No.1 by the Tippett Quartet

25th February 2021
The concert which will be available for two weeks from 2 March 2021 includes a short introduction and concert programme. It will be bookable via Bromsgrove Concerts ( website from the afternoon on Friday 26 February.

New Lyrita CD of Symphonies 5 and 6

18th February 2021
Lyrita have issued in February 2021 a new CD of symphonies 5 and 6 under catalogue number SRCD.389. The CD is from BBC recordings by Andrew Davis with the LSO and Charles Groves with the LPO.

Flute Concerto

18th February 2021
This is a work of about 29 minutes duration which was commissioned and dedicated to Susan Milan. She recently recorded this concerto with the Prague Symphony Orchestra for Divine Arts. For various reasons, the recording was unsatisfactory but is now expected to be re-recorded later this year with the Orchestra of the Swan conducted by […]

Violin Concerto

15th February 2021
Robert Simpson withdrew his violin concerto after initial performances. The work of about 41 minutes duration has now been reworked by Matthew Taylor in order to fulfil the original intentions for this work.

Rosemary Hill

13th July 2020
Rosemary Hill, a long-standing member and committee member of the RSS, has died on 26 June 2020, following an assault from behind while walking in Reigate, Surrey. In the music world she was also known as the clarinetist Rosemary Few. She was married to the late horn player Ray Few and played at various times […]

New website

23rd September 2019
Welcome to the new RSS website