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Monte-Carlo Spring Arts Festival

The Monte-Carlo Spring Arts Festival

“After almost forty years of existence, the Monte-Carlo Spring Arts continues to renew itself, while remaining faithful to the values ​​that make the festival an exceptional event in the international musical landscape. Our commitment to creativity and innovation does not waver: with Bruno Mantovanisuccessor to Marc Monet at the direction of the festival, a new chapter is opening which continues the historical relationship between the Principality and the great contemporary composers, since Jules Massenet and Nadia Boulanger.

This year again, creation is in the spotlight. Today more than ever, it is essential to encourage artists to explore new paths, to share new imaginations. Promises of unique experiences, the new works that await us are the best way to open up together to the unsuspected riches of the world around us. – Princess of Hanover

2022 edition

My end is my beginning. It’s the title that Bruno Mantovani has chosen to give to this major international event, which is resolutely part of modernity.
What would you say to experiencing the stylistic evolution of composers, listening to Prokofiev’s first and last concerto at the same concert? To compare the young Haydn and the mature Debussy, and vice versa?

two portraits are also at the heart of this 2022 edition: that of the pianist Jean Efflam Bavouzet and generous Vocal Quartet. Armenia is honored with theGurdjieff setand the world premiere of a ballet commissioned from Aram Hovhannisyan and Michael Petrossian. A festival spread over four long weekends, which also welcomes three orchestras and a chamber music ensemble, just to (re)discover classical music in a different way.

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Creation at the festival

Notice to lovers of today’s music: four world premieres take place this year at the festival!

Bastien David revisits the genre of the concerto with its two solo cellists in The shadow of a doubt, Bruno Mantovani highlights the percussions of the brilliant Colin Currie in Allegro barbaro and Yan Maresz confronts a modern violin and a baroque orchestra in Trends. Finally, don’t miss the four-handed creation of Michael Petrossian and Aram Hovhannisyan : with Seven, Sinjar’s Angelsthe composers concocted a colorful ballet, choreographed by Michel Hallet Eghayan. Find the music of this ballet on disc, under the Printemps des Arts label, as well as on all listening and downloading platforms.

Non-exhaustive program

> Thursday March 10, 2022 | Church St. Charles

6:30 p.m. – Conference: Machaut’s mass: end of an era, beginning of a genre
8 p.m. – Concert: Machaut, Ensemble Gilles Binchois, direction Dominique Vellard

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> Friday March 18, 2022 | Church of the Sacred Heart

6:30 p.m. – Meeting: with Éric Lebrun
8 p.m. – Concert: Bach Éric Lebrun, organ

> Sunday March 27, 2022 | Summer sports

3 p.m. – Creation-dance – Aram Hovhannisyan and Michel Petrossian – Compagnie Hallet Eghayan, Contemporary Orchestral Ensemble, direction Leo Margue

> Saturday April 2, 2022

10am – Master class – Emmanuel Curtpercussion – Regional Conservatory of Nice
3 p.m. – Family concert – Prokofiev, The Amazing Keystone Big BandSébastien Denigues, narrator – Opéra de Monte-Carlo
8 p.m. – Concert – Crumb, Debussy, Sophia Burgos, soprano, and Daniel Gerzenberg, piano – Yacht club de Monaco

Visit the website of Monte-Carlo Spring Arts.

To be found on France Musique

Friday March 11 | 7 a.m. > 9 a.m.
MORNING MUSIC
by Jean-Baptiste Urbain
Live from France Bleu Azur with Bruno Mantovani and Bertrand Rossi.

To listen again:
La Matinale live from Nice

Sunday March 6 | 8 p.m. > 9 p.m.
THE CONCERT
by Arnaud Merlin
On the occasion of the Monte-Carlo Spring Arts Festival, archives of Thierry Escaich, Jonathan Harvey, Hugues Dufourt.

To listen again:
Printemps des Arts Archives: Thierry Escaich, Jonathan Harvey and Hugues Dufour

Wednesday March 30 | 1 p.m. > 1:30 p.m.
MUSICOPOLIS
by Anne-Charlotte Rémond
Stravinsky: Card Game

For further

To listen again:
Bruno Mantovani, composer (1/5): “For me, Beethoven’s 5th symphony is the ultimate work”

Read also :
Bruno Mantovani at the direction of the Printemps des Arts de Monte-Carlo

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