Juan Martín – Flamenco Guitar (9pm)

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

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

William Howard- Piano Recital

Join us at the start of Hellensmusic Through The Year’s new calendar for 2020. The Great Barn at Hellens Manor provides the most beautiful venue for William Howards’ recital.

William is firmly established as one of Britain’s leading pianists and has enjoyed a distinguished career in solo recitals, concertos and chamber music that has taken him to over forty countries. He performed as a member of the Schubert Ensemble throughout its existence. William Howard’s programme consists of cornerstones of the piano repertoire by Schubert, Bach, and Chopin alongside a work by Smetana (reflecting the pianist’s strong association with Czech music) and contemporary work.

Howard Skempton Reflections
Schubert Four Impromptus D935
Bach Three Preludes and Fugues from Das Wohltemperierte Klavier
Chopin Barcarolle Op.60
Smetana Two Czech Dances

‘ … a pianist of quite special lustrousness and versatility … ‘ The Independent

Tickets £16/Free to students in full time education

Buy your tickets HERE 

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

 

William Howard Workshop

An informal workshop day with William Howard, one of Britain’s leading pianists.

This workshop day will give students the opportunity to perform on a superb Steinway concert grand, and to receive an informal master class from William Howard, who will offer advice on performance, interpretation, and technique.
Pianists at all levels are invited to participate if they have a piece prepared for performance/exam standards.
The classes will be divided into three categories, with the masterclasses varying in duration according to the length of the pieces being performed:
1. Grades 1 – 3 (£5 fee for participants)
2. Grades 4 – 6 (£10)
3. Grades 7, 8 and beyond (£15)

Listeners can attend free of charge.
Each student will receive one to one tuition in a master class environment so places are limited. To book on the workshop day, please email name, age and approximate level of ability to justinepeberdy@hellensmanor.com
The closing date for booking is Friday 24 January 2020. Provisionally the plan is to schedule Categories 1 and 2 in the morning and Category 3 in the afternoon. Exact times of sessions will be confirmed on Monday 27 January 2020.

WILLIAM HOWARD, described in The Independent as “a pianist of quite special lustrousness and versatility”, is established as one of Britain’s leading pianists, enjoying a career that has taken him to over 40 different countries.
His performing life consists of solo recitals, concerto performances, guest appearances with chamber ensembles and instrumentalists. In 1983 he founded the Schubert Ensemble, with which he performed for the full 35 years of the Ensemble’s existence. William performs regularly at major venues and festivals in the UK and can be heard frequently on BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM. He has made over forty CD recordings and premiered several dozen new works by leading composers from the UK and abroad. Highlights of 2020 include concerts in the USA, the Czech Republic and around the UK, and the release of a recording of piano works by Howard Skempton, including 24 Preludes and Fugues which William premiered at the Hay Festival in 2019. www.williamhoward.co.uk

The BIG Apple

The Big Apple celebration is in its 30th year this October!

Enjoy the best of English apples, cider and orchards in Hereford’s parish of Much Marcle.

Hellens is hosting a weekend of dance, talks, tasting, and eating. With our tearooms providing their own themed menu.

Entry into Hellens is £2.00. Children under 16 are Free.

For more detailed information on  the festival head over to our page on the big apple website HERE

Check out our menu below.