Second Weekend of the Monte-Carlo Spring Arts Festival ("Printemps des Arts") … A Full Programme!
There are concerts galore in this second weekend of the Festival from 20 to 23 March 2014
Every year, "The Monte-Carlo Spring Arts Festival Surprise Night" invites the audience to discover a world of unusual sounds. Dance and music are combined for one evening at this event, which promises to be full of surprises. It will take place at the Rainier III Auditorium on Thursday 20 March at 8 p.m.
Friday 21 March is devoted to Haydn. The Salle Empire will be hosting Emmanuel Hondré, musicologist, for an introduction to the composer's works from 7 p.m., followed by a "Portrait of Haydn" concert at 8.30 p.m. with one of the leading quartets, the Parker Quartet.
On Saturday 22 March, performers are invited to share their knowledge and passion with students from academies and conservatories in Monaco and the surrounding region. These Saxophone Masterclasses will take place at the Variety Theatre and are open to the public.
Talented Young Artists are also in the spotlight on Saturday at the Salle Empire at 8 p.m. Saxophonist Carmen Lefrançois and Nathanäel Gouin will play Lauba, Desenclos, Hurel, Denisov and Berio.
Saturday evening will continue with "A Baroque Night" at 8 p.m. in the Salle Garnier. This event looks at the two extremes of the Baroque period – from the very beginnings of this music, which developed from improvisation in the early 17th century - to its last glimmerings, when it gave way to the classical style of Mozart and Haydn.
Sunday 23 March is devoted to Scriabin. The prodigious young pianist Geoffroy Couteau will perform at 11 a.m. in the Salle Empire, followed by a meeting with musicologist Anne Rousselin at 4.30 p.m. at the Grimaldi Forum, and a Scriabin concert by the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra, featuring lighting effects, at 6 p.m.
Further information and bookings on: www.printempsdesarts.mc