Haddo Arts Festival
A festival 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 festival moves online for 2020 with eight performances presented as YouTube premieres. The festival closes with the digital performance of ‘Fables and Foibles’, this year’s Song for Haddo, bringing together young singers and instrumentalists from Aberdeenshire and Dunbar.
Hosted by broadcaster Jamie MacDougall, this year's Haddo Arts Festival moves online. Eight performances will be presented as YouTube Premieres from 3-8 October. Some performances have been recorded at Haddo, others wherever the performers could get together. Richard Michael’s masterly and entertaining explanation that “It’s All Music Folks” features the Haddo Steinway. Violinist Gina McCormack and pianist Nigel Clayton bring Beethoven and Debussy to us from Mellerstain House, nr. Kelso, whilst young clarinettist Laura Smith and pianist Colin Sinclair play Baermann and Schumann at North East Scotland Music School in Aberdeen. Other treats include Haddo Children’s Theatre specially created digital musical “The Show Must Go Online” and Myrtle Throgmorton’s idiosyncratic tour of Haddo House. The festival closes with the digital performance of Fables and Foibles, this year’s Song for Haddo, bringing together young singers and instrumentalists from Aberdeenshire and Dunbar. See separate events listings for details.
The art exhibition, Experimental Use of 2m Space, will be available at haddo from 3 - 10 October