Hewes coming to play at Frampton Church

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A TALENTED international cellist is returning to the area on Saturday when she plays a village church.

Rebecca Hewes will be playing Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations for Cello and Orchestra, at St Mary’s Church, in Frampton.

It forms part of the Boston Sinfonia’s Spring Concert with conductor Nigel Morley.

Saturday’s concert opens with two pieces by Beethoven promising first a ‘lively and appealing overture’ to his ballet The Creatures of Prometheus.

This will be followed by his Symphony no 4.

A spokesman said: “There are no words to describe the deep, powerful spirit of this work from his earlier and most beautiful period.”

The evening’s finale is provided by four of Dvorak’s most memorable works, the ‘lively and popular’ Slavonic Dances.

Rebecca Hewes has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in concerts throughout the UK and abroad.

Born in 1983, she studied at Chetham’s School of Music, the Royal Northern College of Music, and the Royal Academy of Music, where she graduated in 2005 with first-class honours.

Rebecca has a busy international concert diary and has played at the Wigmore Hall, in London, Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall and St David’s Hall, in Cardiff, as well as performing in South Africa, Ireland, France and Spain.

She has performed with a number of other classical musicians including organ player Julian Collings (the Svyati Duo), flutist Nicola Smedley, violinist Samantha Wickramasinghe and viola player Jessica Beeston (the Nephele Ensemble), pianist Russell Hepplewhite, and flute player Klio Blonz (the Persephone duo).

In October 2009 the Nephele Ensemble won the Tunnell Trust Awards and Rebecca has released a CD with Julian known as the Svyati Duo: Music for Organ and Cello.

It has been noted as ‘a fine release’ by the American Record Guide.

Fanfare Magazine said: “Rebecca Hewes has a sumptuous, mahogany tone and bold arresting sound, and plays with both power and delicacy as required.”

The concert starts at 7.30pm.

Advance tickets are £10 from Blackfriars Arts Centre, Spain lane, Boston, or on the door at £12 (under-18s free).

To book call 01205 363108.