Symphonic concert by the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Simon Young with Sol Gabetta, cello and the women's Chorus of the Regional Choir of Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur. On the program: Edward Elgar and Gustav HolstThursday 18 July at 9.30 pm, Cour d'Honneur, Palais Princier
Mar 31

The Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra Announces its Summer Program

The summer concerts in the Courtyard of Honor of the Prince's Palace are an essential part of summer life in Monaco

The 2013 summer concerts at the Prince's Palace will be held on six dates in July and August.

Thursday 18 July – 9.30 pm
Simon Young, conductor – Sol Gabetta, cello
Female Chorus of the Women's Regional Choir of Provence Alpes Côte D'Azur 
Edward Elgar – Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in E minor, Opus 85
Gustav Holst – The Planets, Suite for Orchestra, Opus 32

Sunday 21 July – 9.30 pm
Gianluigi Gelmetti, conductor – Philippe Bianconi, piano
Robert Schumann – Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in A minor, Opus 54
Antonín Dvořák – Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Opus 95 "From the New World"

Thursday 25 July – 9.30 pm
Vasily Petrenko, conductor
Miroslav Kultyshev, piano (winner of the 2012 Monte-Carlo Piano Masters)
Sergei Rachmaninov – Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 3 in D minor, Opus 30
Sergei Prokofiev – Romeo and Juliet, extracts:  Suite No. 1, Opus 64a – Suite No. 2, Opus 64c

Sunday 28 July – 9.30 pm
Kazuki Yamada, conductor – Boris Berezovsky, piano
Tchaikovsky – Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1 in B flat minor, Opus 23
Richard Strauss – Ein Heldenleben (A Hero's Life), Opus 40

Sunday 4 August – 9.30 pm
Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor – Karine Deshayes, mezzo soprano
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy – A Midsummer Night's Dream:
Overture, Opus 21;  Nocturne and Scherzo, Opus 61
Hector Berlioz – Les nuits d'été (Summer Nights), Opus 7
Maurice Ravel – Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No. 2

Thursday 8 August – 9.30 pm
Lionel Bringuier, conductor – Lisa Batiashvili, violin
Jean Sibelius – Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D minor, Opus 47
Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 4 in F minor, opus 36

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Jul 10

Summer Concerts in the Courtyard of Honor at the Palace of Monaco

Every summer, in July and August, the Prince hosts concerts by the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra

Summer concerts have been given in the courtyard of honor of the Prince's Palace since 1959.  Over the years, this event has become one of the highlights of the summer season.  The concerts feature leading conductors, musicians and singers, who perform music from the great classical repertoire, as well as many world premieres.

2013 Program
Thursday 18 July:  Elgar and Holst
Sunday 21 July:  Schumann and Dvorak
Thursday 25 July:  Rachmaninov and Prokofiev
Sunday 28 July:  Tchaikovsky 
Sunday 4 August:  Bartholdy, Berlioz and Ravel
Thursday 8 August:  Sibelius and Tchaikovsky

2013 Summer Concerts at the Prince's Palace
18, 21, 25 and 28 July and 4 and 8 August 2013 at 9.30 pm

Dress code smart (jacket and tie)
The gates of the Courtyard of Honor close at precisely 9.30 pm. 
In the case of bad weather, the concerts will be held on the same evening at the Rainier III Auditorium (enquiries from 7 pm on +377 93 25 17 38)