Juan Martín – Flamenco Guitar (7pm)

Flamenco legend returns to Hellens – 

Versatile Arts, Mu Mu Audio and Hellensmusic Through The Year host world famous Flamenco guitarist Juan Martín, who returns to the Great Barn at Hellens on Thursday 5th Nov following a series of sell out performances.

Juan Martín produces sounds that are both melodic and explosive, the visceral power of authentic Flamenco. You’ll be transported to the Classic Spain of Málaga, Granada, Córdoba and Jerez on a journey through the diverse cultures of Andalucia.
Juan incorporates a myriad of influences from the gypsy culture of Rajesthan in Northern India, to the Byzantine chants plus the Hebraic and Moorish laments of Spain’s colonisation of South America – the sounds of Argentina and Cuba also evident in the rumba, guajiras and milonga.
A native of Andalucia, Juan Martín has recorded 20 albums mostly as a composer and has played with the Royal Philharmonic and greats such as Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock. Juan has twice been voted one of the world’s top three exponents by ‘Guitar Player’ magazine, and extraordinarily, actually performed for Picasso on his 90th birthday.
‘A giant of the flamenco guitar tradition’  The Times

Due to Covid 19 Juan will now perform twice on the same evening. The first concert will be between 7.00pm and 8.00pm with the second concert being performed between 9.00pm and 10pm. Each concert will be limited to 50 tickets and the venue will be set up to comply with social distancing requirements. There will be no bar and no interval. This is to avoid unnecessary contact. There will be staff on hand in the evening to guide you to and from your seats to ensure you have confidence and can safely enjoy the concert. Please allow time to be seated on arrival. Doors will open 30 mins prior to each performance.

Tickets available HERE

CANCELLED Peter Cigleris, Nicholas Roberts & Mark Bebbington

Featuring Peter Cigleris on clarinet, Nicholas Roberts on cello & Mark Bebbington on piano, this concert is the last in our English Music Weekend bringing together music from some of England’s finest composers of the last 150 years and featuring the première of Derek Smith’s trio ‘Deadly Sins’. Internationally acknowledged as a champion of British music, in particular, Mark Bebbington has been singled out as a pianist of rare refinement and maturity. Cellist Nicholas Roberts from The Coull Quartet has been at the forefront of British musical life for over forty years. Peter Cigleris, a rising name in the clarinet world who has performed widely across the UK and Europe, is notably recognised for his affinity with English music.

PROGRAMME

Finzi Five Bagatelles
Vaughan Williams Six Studies in English Folksong
Derek Smith Trio: ‘Deadly Sins’ (première)
Delius Cello Sonata
Ireland Fantasy Sonata
Gordon Jacob Trio

£16/Free for students in full-time education

In partnership with Espressivo

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Tickets also available at The Courtyard, Hereford www.courtyard.org.uk 01432 340555

EVENT CANCELLED Coull Quartet

This celebratory concert presents the premiere of Derek Smith’s String Quintet alongside two works by Schubert, his delightful Quartettsatz, one of the wonderful cameos of the string quartet repertoire, and his sublime String Quintet, one of the greatest chamber works ever written. The internationally renowned Coull Quartet will be joined by Rowena Calvert, the distinguished former cellist of the Cavaleri String Quartet.

Schubert Quartettsatz in C minor D703
Derek Smith String Quintet (première)
Schubert String Quintet in C D956

Coull Quartet: ‘ … one could hardly wish for better Schubert playing.’ – BBC Music Magazine
Rowena Calvert: ‘ … every bar and every stroke of the bow was inspiring.’ – Bach Cello Project

In partnership with Espressivo
£18 including strawberries and cream/Free for students in full time education

BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE 

Tickets also available at The Courtyard, Hereford www.courtyard.org.uk 01432 340555