Haddo Arts Festival 2022 Preview

Composite Residency 15Apr22

As part of Scotland’s Year of Stories, our Festival events will feature the spoken word of Scotland in verse, song and story. Full details will be released in early summer but for now, here is a preview of our programme.

Haddo Arts Festival 2022 Programme outline

Saturday 8 October: Haddo House Operatic and Choral Society 

Sunday 9 October: The RSNO family performances of Yoyo and the Little Auk, followed by the annual Harvest Festival Service in the beautiful Haddo Chapel.

Monday 10 October: The Doric Makar, Sheena Blackhall, will entertain us with stories in the local Doric dialect, supported by students from the North East of Scotland Music School. 

Tuesday – Friday, 11-14 October: Residency of the Maxwell Quartet and pianist Alasdair Beatson,

    • Tuesday  – Maxwell Quartet: music by Haydn, Brahms and the contemporary American, Caroline Shaw.
    • Wednesday – Alasdair Beatson piano recital: Stories of Vienna – music by Schubert, Ravel, Korngold and Schoenberg
    • Thursday –- Sir James MacMillan, CBE: David & June Gordon Lecture hosted at the University of Aberdeen
    • Friday – world premiere concert: We are collective, by Sir James MacMillan. Also featuring music by Cesar Frank.

Thursday 13 October: Song for Haddo – A Place to Play. Local primary and secondary school singer and musicians, led by Music Co-OPERAtive Scotland, perform songs and interludes inspired by childhood at Haddo.

Saturday 15 October: An Evening of traditional Scottish Music, Song and Spoken Word hosted by Robert Lovie, featuring Raemond Jappy (fiddle) and other special guests. 

Throughout this year’s Festival, and through the October school holidays, there will be a Visual Arts display in Haddo Country Park.

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