Haddo House

Haddo House
Methlick, Ellon, Aberdeenshire, AB41 7EQ
  • Telephone 0844 493 2179
  • Opening times Grounds open daily 9am–sunset; House accessible by guided tour only; Shop and Tearoom opening hours vary seasonally
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  • Website www.nts.org.uk/Property/…

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An elegant mansion house with stunning late Victorian interiors. Noted for its fine furniture and paintings, Haddo also has a terraced garden leading to the Country Park with lakes, walks and monuments.

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Alfred Emslie's Dinner at Haddo House

Alfred Emslie's 1884 painting Dinner at Haddo House depicts what looks like a convivial evening with high Victorian society, including then-PM William Ewart Gladstone – but if you want an explanation for Gladstone's scowl, look no further than the piper blasting away in a corner. Simon Welfare talks about the painting.

Tue 7 Oct

£15 (under 26s £8) / 0844 493 2179

Part of Haddo Arts Festival.

Alison Burns Trio & Tom Bancroft: Trio Red

Jazz singing from Alison Burns and her trio, plus piano trio pyrotechnics from Tom Bancroft (drums), Tom Cawley (piano) and Per Zanussi (bass).

Fri 10 Oct

£20 (under 26s £15) / 0844 493 2179

Part of Haddo Arts Festival.

Choral Workshop

A choral workshop with Mary King. Pieces to be studied on the day include extracts from Handel and Verdi. Copies of sheet music can be ordered in advance. Followed by a performance at 9.30pm.

Mon 6 Oct

£10 (under 26s £5) / 0844 493 2179

Part of Haddo Arts Festival.

£5 / 0844 493 2179

Part of Haddo Arts Festival.

Cristina Ortiz

Brazilian pianist, long resident in London, in recital.

Sat 11 Oct

£16 (£8) / 0844 493 2179

The pianist plays a selection of pieces on the newly-refurbished Steinway: Mendelssohn: Variations sérieuses, Op 54; Brahms' Intermezzi Op 117 No 2 in B-flat minor and Op 118 No 6 in E-flat minor; Chopin: Etudes Op 25 Nos 1, 5, 7 & 12; Granados' La Maja y El Ruiseñor; Ravel's 'Alborada del gracioso' from Miroirs; Debussy's Images, Book I: No. 1 'Reflets dans l'eau' and Vianna's Serenata Espanhola and Corta-Jaca.

A Fine Piece

Fine food and drink from the Northeast of Scotland, with music from harpist Emma Kirk.

Wed 8 Oct

£10 / 0844 493 2179

Part of Haddo Arts Festival.

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Garden Opening

Charity garden opening.

Tue 2 Sep

0844 493 2179

Wed 3 Sep

0844 493 2179

Thu 4 Sep

0844 493 2179

…and 118 more dates until 31 Dec

Haddo House Choral and Operatic Society

The Haddo House Choral and Operatic Society was founded in 1945 and gives young singers in the area a chance to work alongside professional performers.

Fri 3 Oct

£16 (£12) / 0844 493 2179

For the Haddo Opening Concert, Andrew Nunn conducts Fauré's Requiem, Vaughan Williams' Benedicite and Mendelssohn's Fingal's Cave, with the Haddo Orchestra. Part of Haddo Arts Festival.

Hebrides Ensemble

Founded in 1991, the Hebrides Ensemble is one of Scotland's most dynamic chamber groups, with a team of world-class players and a strong commitment to new music.

Sun 5 Oct

£12 (£8) / 0844 493 2179

Linda Buckley: Fiol for String trio; Mozart's Piano Concerto No 14 K449 arranged for Piano quintet; Shostakovich: Piano Quintet in G minor Op 57. Part of Haddo Arts Festival.

Lee Hurst: Things That Make You Go Aaarggh!!!

Stand-up from comedian interested in the unexplored area of what irritates men about women, and vice versa.

RCS Recital

A recital from RCS students, in which you can hear stars of tomorrow.

Sat 11 Oct

£10 (£6) / 0844 493 2179

Featuring David Horton (baritone) and Julia Daramy-Williams (soprano), accompanied by Tim Dean (piano). Part of Haddo Arts Festival.

RSNO: Chamber Series – Schubert's Octet

Chamber concert featuring Schubert's much-loved masterpiece.

Sun 12 Oct

£12 (under 26s £8) / 0844 493 2179

Part of Haddo Arts Festival.

Scottish Opera: Verdi's Macbeth

Verdi's Macbeth is presented in a reduced orchestration by Tony Burke. Dominic Hill's production is sets in a contemporary yet ageless world of camo-wearing soldiers and chainsmoking witches, with David Stephenson, Shuna Scott Sendall and Marie Claire Breen. Emmanuel Joel-Hornak conducts.

Sat 4 Oct

£15 (under 26s £5) / 0844 493 2179

Part of Haddo Arts Festival.

Shades: Haddo Arts Festival

Ten days of music, theatre, visual arts and workshops in the beautiful surroundings of Haddo House, a magnificent 18th century stately home with a Victorian interior. The 2014 Festival features performances from Scottish Opera and members of the RSNO, a lecture on Alfred Emslie's celebrated painting of an 1884 dinner at…

Fri 3 Oct

Times & prices vary / 0844 493 2179

Sat 4 Oct

Times & prices vary / 0844 493 2179

Sun 5 Oct

Times & prices vary / 0844 493 2179

…and 7 more dates until 12 Oct

Tweedy's Lost Property

One-man family show about a man who gives up his clowning career to get a real job and tries to find himself while working in a lost property office.

Sun 5 Oct

£10 (£6) / 0844 493 2179

Part of Haddo Arts Festival.

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