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

2018 AGM

16th April 2018
20th October 2018 at 3:30pm

Flute Concerto

16th April 2018
2019 CD recording, DDA 25167

Symphony No. 3

16th April 2018
April 2017 CD issued, CRQ CD290-291