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 Coull Quartet and Mark Bebbington – piano

The second of three concerts celebrating the works of 20th century and contemporary English composers. This English Music Weekend, promoted in partnership with Espressivo, invites leading soloists and chamber musicians (Mark Bebbington, Coull Quartet, Peter Cigleris), who have championed this repertoire over their distinguished careers, to share their love of it with local audiences, in various chamber music combinations. This concert features the Coull Quartet and pianist Mark Bebbington.

Ireland String Quartet No 1 in D minor
Ian Venables Piano Quintet Op.27
Elgar Piano Quintet in A minor Op.84

‘ …the magnificent, seasoned ensemble of the Coull’ – The Strad
Mark Bebbington: ‘ … truly a remarkable pianist’ – The Times

£16/Free for students in full time education

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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