Juan Martín – Flamenco Guitar

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 14 October 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

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English Music Weekend Concert 1: Mark Bebbington – piano

We welcome pianist Mark Bebbington to the Great Barn for a solo concert of classical music. This is the opening concert of our English Music Weekend – a series of 3 concerts over one weekend (17 – 19 September 2021) celebrating the works of 20th century and contemporary English composers. This series 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.

Alwyn Sonata all Toccata
Leighton Sonatina No 2
Vaughan Williams The Lake in the Mountains
Matthew-Walker Piano Sonata No 3 ‘Hamlet’, A Bad Night in Los Angeles
Delius On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring (Piano Duet with Irene Loh) Three Piano Preludes
Ireland Sarnia: An Island Sequence

In partnership with Espressivo

£16/Free for students in full time education.

Special deal: A ticket for £42 is available that covers all 3 concerts in the English Music Weekend

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Wye Valley Chamber Music Weekend – Concert

Sun 25th July: 4pm Concert at Hellens with Daniel Tong (piano), Ben Hancox (violin), Cara Berridge (cello), Robin Michael (cello), Krysia Osostowicz (viola). 

Beethoven Sonata for Cello and Piano in C, Op. 102 No. 1
Mozart Piano Quartet in G minor, K478
Beethoven Piano Trio in B flat, Op. 97 ‘Archduke’

Wye Valley Chamber Music Weekend – Discovery Day

Sat 24th July 2021: 11am – 5.30pm – Discovery Day at Hellens

A day of performances, discussions and masterclasses with Daniel Tong (piano), Krysia Osostowicz (violin), Robin Michael (cello), Treske Quartet and Ensemble Kopernikus. Includes a light lunch and afternoon refreshments.

Wye Valley Chamber Music was established in 2000 to bring world-class chamber music to beautiful, intimate venues up and down the Wye Valley. Having started as a chamber music retreat for young musicians at St Briavels Castle, the organisation has established itself as an important year-round cultural presence in the Wye Valley.

To include complete performances of:
Beethoven Sonata for Cello and Piano in A, Op. 69
Beethoven Sonata for Violin and Piano in A, Op. 47 ‘Kreutzer’
Matthew Taylor ‘Tarantella Furiosa’
Debussy String Quartet in G minor
Shostakovich Piano Trio in E minor, Op. 67
Daniel Tong and Krysia Osostowicz give the Treske Quartet
and Ensemble Kopernikus (prev. Chagall Trio) masterclasses on:
Brahms Piano Trio in B, Op. 8
Beethoven String Quartet in E flat, Op. 127

EVENT CANCELLED The Kinge’s Musicke

Elizabeth Pallett and students from the Birmingham Conservatoire Early Music Department

This concert by musicians from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire celebrates the Henry VIII Song Book c.1520. This beautiful book is a surviving monument to secular music from the early years of King Henry’s reign. Presenting well-known songs such as ‘Pastime with good company’ and ‘Green groweth the holly’ are three singers from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Vocal Department accompanied by the lute. The concert will also feature the recorder and an instrument very particular to the period, the symphony. This superb repertoire is brought to life under the artistic direction of Elizabeth Pallett.

In partnership with Priory Early Music Society
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Peter Fisher & Margaret Fingerhut

These superb artists, who have distinguished and successful solo careers in their own right, have come together to form a duo whose technical prowess and quality of tone combine to produce performances of vibrancy, beauty and lyricism. Their most varied and imaginative programme spans around 200 years and opens with the famous ‘Spring Sonata’ of Beethoven in the year celebrating the 250th anniversary of the composer’s birth.

Beethoven Violin Sonata in F Op.24 ‘Spring’
Clive Jenkins Pastorale and Allegro
Debussy Violin Sonata in G minor
Korngold Four Pieces from ‘Much Ado About Nothing’
James MacMillan Kiss on Wood
Ravel Tzigane

Peter Fisher: ‘ … displayed technical mastery and a beautiful lyrical tone.’ Musical Opinion
Margaret Fingerhut: ‘ … one of the most radiantly musical of pianists … ‘ International Piano

In partnership with Espressivo
£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

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

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