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 in the Yorkshire Symphony, CBSO, Lebanese National Symphony, Ballet Rambert and New Zealand Broadcasting Company Symphony Orchestra. She also had a long teaching career at Reigate Grammar School. She met her second husband after Ray Few’s death in the Robert Simpson Society.
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: www.sjss.org.uk/events/mark-bebbington 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 […]
29th November 2021
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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 […]
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.