Roderick Elms’ new symphony, Visions of St Anne‘ will be recorded by the BBC Concert Orchestra in September and conducted by Barry Wordsworth. The CD will be issued as a tribute to the late Bramwell Tovey – the orchestra’s greatly loved principal conductor, who passed away in July 2022. The CD will also include pieces for guitar and orchestra with the distinguished guitarist Carlos Bonell and De profundis, a new concertino for bass clarinet to be recorded by the orchestra’s own Derek Hannigan. The CD closes with Paper Dances for piano duet and orchestra, to be recorded by the composer and his wife, Joanna Smith.

Photo: Bramwell Tovey with Joanna Smith and Roderick Elms – Repton, 2017