Video25 February 2019

Monaco: Printemps des Arts [Video gallery]

One of the most exciting cultural events of the year, Monaco's Printemps des Arts, features the most talented artists from around the world to entertain its audience with art, music, theater and dance with meetings. through the Principality. Also noteworthy are the performances of the world-renowned Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Monte Carlo Ballets.

Monaco: Printemps des Arts [Video gallery]

The next program extends for 5 weeks from March 15th to April 14th and is divided into 22 concerts and a film hosted in 9 different locations of the Principality. Difficult to trace a common denominator, instead emerges the desire to intrigue through a journey that ranges from baroque to contemporary in a game of reflections and references between past and present with incursions in Asian music and in the desecrating and entertaining musical universe of Mauricio Kagel. Exceptional interpreters and formations such as the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Montecarlo Philharmonic Orchestra, and the conductor Peter Eötvös appear.

Key word: renewal and trust in the public, in its desire for novelty and experimenting new sensations, not only with first absolute performances - this year entrusted to Alexandros Markeas and Yann Robin - but also by opting for "classic" choices such as forms of the concert and string quartet sounded in a journey that goes from the eighteenth century to the contemporary. 


Highlights of the Monegasque menu include the complete Beethoven piano concerts for the two inaugural evenings by the soloist François-Frédéric Guy, specialist of the German composer; the two portraits consecrated to Mauricio Kagel, one of the most important and original post-war authors, and to Heinrich Schütz, a German composer and organist and one of the greatest exponents of the Baroque period; the surprise trip; the form of the quartet with Beethovenian masterpieces and four exceptional formations, the Quartetti Diotima, Parker, Signum, Renaud Capuçon; the "space music" with "Stockhausen's Oktophonie" diffused speakers that will envelop the audience with sound explosions and glissandi.

At the prelude of the concerts the public will have the opportunity to meet the artists who will illustrate the works.

To close and open the presentation press conference were two musical recitals: opening the song "Rebonds B" for percussion by Iannis Xenakis entrusted to Adelaïde Ferrière (who will also perform for the inaugural concert) and the recital for cello with music by Britten by Cameron Crozman .

More details in the file hereby

 printemps des arts en program (16.4 MB)

Judit Neuberger

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