EventsSaturday 11 March 2017

Berlioz for the opening of the Spring of Arts 2017 in Monaco

The 33rd Monte-Carlo Spring Arts Festival will take place from March 17 to April 8 2017 and will have numerous themes. The program features lectures and round tables, concerts, master classes, exhibitions and concerts.

On March 17th, "La Symphonie Fantastique" by Berlioz performed by the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, will open the 33rd Monte-Carlo Spring Arts Festival in the Salle des Princes of the Grimaldi Forum. Although impossible to yet say how this creation will sound, the Swiss composer’s talent will create worlds that play on energies first contained, then released, guided by an exceptional soloist who will give his oboe a sense of absolute freedom.

Adding to romantic Hector Berlioz, a weekend dedicated to all forms of piano; sublime and eternal Renaissance music (Claude Lejeune, Palestrina, Lassus); unknown talents; younger talents; and world-renowned artists.

The 33rd Monte-Carlo Spring Arts Festival will take place from March 17 to April 8 2017 and will have numerous themes.  The program features lectures and round tables, concerts, master classes, exhibitions and concerts.

The artistic program for this unmissable event is always prestigious.  It features series of concerts in tribute to the great composers, with some of the best orchestras in Europe and internationally renowned classical and contemporary quartets and ensembles. 

The Monte-Carlo Spring Arts Festival ("Printemps des Arts)" aims to discover and encourage talented new artists.

The list of artists - almost 300 in 2017 - shows the extraordinary variety of geographical provenance and types of cultural activity represented.

In addition to great concert halls, Printemps des Arts includes unusual venues such as private apartments – recalling nineteenth-century music lounges - or unconventional spaces (factories, galleries, museums, parks)

Printemps des Arts began in 1984, promoted by Princess Grace and Antoine Battaini, then Director of Cultural Affairs in the Principality, assisted by Tibor Katona, former conductor of the Orchestre de Monte-Carlo and artistic consultant for the new festival. Thirty-three years later, the spring festival keeps celebrating music cultural adventures remaining prestigious, year after year, with the participation of top artists.

Here below the festival’s program:

- Week 1 – March 17 to 19, 2017: Portrait of Berlioz I, Conservatory Day, Renaissance Music I and a surprise trip to Monaco.

- Week 2 – March 22 to 26, 2017: Master Class, Weekend focusing on the piano, Piano Concepts I, II et III.

- Week 3 – March 30 to April 2 2017: Young Talents, Portrait of Berlioz II, Congo Event and Monaco Music Forum.

- Week 4 – April 5 to 8 2017: Young Talents, Piano Concepts IV, Renaissance Music II and Portrait of Berlioz III

For more information: www.printempsdesarts.mc

Deborah Bellotti

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