Read more about the exciting Haddo Arts Festival 2023 line up.
We open on Friday 6 October with a Baroque Extravaganza from Red Priest, who wowed Haddo audiences in 2019 with their unique interpretation of Bach, Handel, Telemann and, of course, the red priest himself, Vivaldi.
Saturday 7 October sees Haddo House Choral & Operatic Society take the stage, together with the Haddo Orchestra who open the programme with Purcell’s Chacony before accompanying the chorus and soloists in Schubert’s Mass in G and then Mozart’s Requiem.
Sunday has become something of a family day during the Festival and this year is no exception: Ten Feet Tall and Frozen Charlotte have adapted their Wee Tales interactive show for 2-6 year olds to be specific to the natural surroundings of Haddo.
On Monday 9 October, audiences can enjoy coffee and cake before a lunchtime piano recital by Romanian-born rising star, Cristiana Achim. Her programme starts with Mozart and brings us forward in time through works by Schumann, Debussy to Argentinian composer Ginastera.
We are delighted that on Monday afternoon, Philip Long, Chief Executive of the National Trust for Scotland, will give the David & June Gordon Lecture on The Love of Scotland, exploring how Scotland has inspired artists and creators.
We round off the Festival with a tour de force of improvisation from renowned jazz pianist, Rossano Sportiello, who returns to Haddo to give us more insights into the art of Jazz through his interpretation of melodies from The Great American Songbook and the works of Duke Ellington, Cole Porter, George Gershwin and others.
Throughout the Festival, there will be a display of paintings by the winners, runners up and other entries from the first David & June Gordon Memorial Trust school art competition. This will be on view in the Mobil Room at Haddo House Hall from 10:00 am – 12:30 pm on Sunday 8 October and before concerts in the Hall.
Meanwhile we are delighted to be showing the video of this year’s Haddo Children’s Theatre Production, “Olivia!”, which will be on our YouTube channel from 7.00 pm on Friday 6 October