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2014 Summer Concerts at the Prince's Palace, Monaco

06/06/2014  Culture

The Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra will perform six concerts in the Courtyard of Honour of the Prince's Palace from 17 July to 7 August 2014

In 1959, His Serene Highness Prince Rainier III and Louis Frémaux, the Orchestra's Musical Director, launched a summer season, which, over the years, has become a must for music lovers all over the world.

In July and August, the Prince is hosting open-air concerts in the Courtyard of Honour at the Palace, performed by the Orchestra and prestigious conductors and soloists.

2014 Programme: 

Thursday 17 July at 9.30 p.m.
Semyon Bychkov, conductor
Katia & Marielle Labèque, pianos
Francis Poulenc - Concerto for two pianos and orchestra in D minor
Hector Berlioz - Symphonie Fantastique, Opus 14

Sunday 20 July at 9.30 p.m.
Gianluigi Gelmetti, conductor
Katarzyna Medlarska, soprano
Claude Deubussy - Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
Léo Ferré - La Symphonie Interrompue
Maurice Ravel - Alborada del gracioso
Maurice Ravel  - Pavane for a Dead Princess
Maurice Ravel - Boléro

Saturday 26 July at 9.30 p.m.
Kazuki Yamada, conductor
Roustem Saitkoulov, piano (Winner of the 2003 Monte-Carlo Piano Masters)
Serguei Rachmaninov - Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2 in C minor, Opus 18
Antonín Dvořák - Symphony No. 8 in G major, Opus 88

Thursday 31 July at 9.30 p.m.
Kazuki Yamada, conductor
Vadim Repin, violin – Alexander Kniazev, cello – Nikolaï Lu Gans Ky, piano
Ludwig van Beethoven - Concerto for violin, cello, piano and orchestra in C major, Opus 56
"Triple Concerto"
Claude Debussy - La Mer, three symphonic sketches

Sunday 3 August at 9.30 p.m.
Maurizio Benini, conductor
Film music by Maurice Jarre:
Lawrence of Arabia
A Passage to India
Doctor Zhivago
Nino Rota:
La Strada

The Leopard (Il Gattopardo)

Thursday 7 August at 9.30 p.m.
Rafaël Frühbek de Burgos, conductor
Ilaria Del Prete, soprano – Mark Milhofer, tenor – Dominik Köninger, baritone
Coro del Teatro Carlo Felice - Choirmaster:  Pablo Assante
Carl Orff - Carmina Burana

Further information:  www.opmc.mc

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