- Telephone 0844 493 2179
- Opening times Grounds open daily 9am–sunset; House accessible by guided tour only; Shop and Tearoom opening hours vary seasonally
- Website www.nts.org.uk/Property/…
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.
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).
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.
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.
Charity garden opening.
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.
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.
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.
A recital from RCS students, in which you can hear stars of tomorrow.
RSNO: Chamber Series – Schubert's Octet
Chamber concert featuring Schubert's much-loved masterpiece.
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.
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…