Classical Legacies – A Poetry Reading with AE Stallings

Monday 15th April 2024
2:30 pm until 3:45 pm

Tea and coffee will be served after the event.

Venue: Haddo House Library

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Join us for an afternoon of music and poetry in the delightful surroundings of Haddo House Library.

The Fourth Earl of Aberdeen was a noted classicist, and among the most classically-minded of modern poets is A. E. Stallings. Celebrated for her formal poise and wit, Stallings is a master of poetic craft, writing brilliantly of life spent between cultures and languages as an American poet living in Greece. In addition to her poetry, Stallings is a distinguished translator and essayist, and in 2023 was elected the Oxford Professor of Poetry.

The afternoon will begin with a short recital of piano music by Chopin, Liszt and Tchaikovsky, given by Harry Wood, Head Boy of Robert Gordon College. Harry’s tutor at North East Scotland Music School is distinguished pianist and friend of Haddo, Nigel Clayton.

Frédéric Chopin: Fantaisie Impromptu

Franz Liszt: Un Sospiro

Petr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: June

Tea and coffee will be served after the reading.

Event in association with the University of Aberdeen.


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