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#hello_monaco weekend: what to do on April 7th and 8th

All though this weekend in Monaco is all about music but there are quite a few other interesting events to satisfy any taste.

Clarinet master class

Monaco Spring Arts Festival has a rich program for this weekend. It starts with a Clarinet master class by Alain Damiens on Saturday 7 April, from 10 am to 1 pm Académie Rainier III.

Some of the artists on show at the festival share their knowledge and passion with students at the Academy of Monaco and the conservatories in the region. These master-classes are open to the public: a unique opportunity to be a key witness in the wings of the stage, and witness the rigorous demands imposed on the artists…

ADMISSION FREE, limited number of places available.

Monaco Spring Arts Festival

At 3 pm in National Conseil there is a concert by talented young performers with Samuel Bricault, flute, Corentin Morvan, saxhorn-euphonium, Aya Kono, violin, Ieva Sruogyté, viola, Bumjun Kim, cello, Thibault Lepri, vibraphone and Nataliya Makovskaya, guitar on Saturday 7 April.

On the programme: Luciano Berio, Claude Debussy, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Emmanuel Nunes and Edison Denisov.

Another amazing concert during which you can savour the patisserie delights of a great chef between the three musical moments performed by young artists whose careers have started with a bang. A sort of mosaic put together from well-known pieces from the repertoire and discoveries of our times. The pleasure of sound in one of Monaco’s iconic locations with sweet surprises during the intervals… a further enchantment!

Price: 26€

Monaco Spring Arts Festival

One more concert on the program: Clarinet in All its Glory by Alain Billard, Alain Damiens, Michel Lethiec and Chiaki Tsunaba, clarinets, Shuichi Okada, violin, Ieva Sruogyté, viola, Bumjun Kim, cello, Maki Belkin, piano and Anja Behrend, dance on Saturday 7 April, at 8.30 pm Yacht Club de Monaco.

The students of the Rainier III Music Academy and the regional conservatories will play Klezmer music at the beginning and at the end of the concert.

The students of the Rainier III Music Academy and the regional conservatories will play works by Klezmer at the beginning and at the end of the concert.

Agile, muffled or rhythmic, the clarinet fully merits this night. This instrument has existed for 250 years and all composers have been inspired by it. So, what better than to re-unite the extended family of clarinettists, from the classics to Klezmer.

On the programme: Krzysztof Eugeniusz Penderecki, Igor Stravinsky, Alban Berg, Franco Donatoni, Luciano Berio, Gérard Grisey and Johannes Brahms

Price: 26€

Printemps des Arts

And before the concert there is a pre-performance talk at 6:30pm: The Clarinet X-Rayed — Meeting on the theme of “Radioscopie de la clarinette” (“Radioscopy of the Clarinet”) by Corinne Schneider, musicologist on Saturday 7 April, at 6.30 pm Yacht Club de Monaco.

Booking required: + 377 93 25 54 08 (limited space) – €10 or free for concert ticketholders.

Monaco Spring Arts Festival

And on Sunday 8 April, at 6 pm in Auditorium Rainier III the program continues with a concert by the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Christian Arming, with Clément Saunier, trumpet .

Charity evening for the benefit of the AMADE (the World Association of Children’s Friends), under the patronage and in the presence of H.R.H. the Princess of Hanover, President of the AMADE. The proceeds of this event will  be donated by the festival Printemps des Arts de Monte-Carlo to the AMADE.

This grand concert brings together the masterpieces of the master, Charles Ives: Three Places in New England (1935) which plays with the effect of spatialisation, Central Park in the Dark (1907), absolute symbol of meditation in music, and The Unanswered Question (1908), in which a trumpet and the orchestra dialogue mystically.

On the programme: Charles Ives and Luciano Berio.

Prices: 35€ (Category 1) – 26€ (Category 2)

Весна искусств: круглый стол на тему "Экономика музыки"

And before the concert there is a Round Table on the “Festivalisation” of culture with Sylvia Girel, lecturer, Emmanuel Reibel, musicologist and Marc Monnet, artistic advisor, hosted by David Christoffel, musicologist on Sunday 8 April, at 4.30 pm in Auditorium Rainier III.

ADMISSION FREE, limited number of places available.

Bookings Required on +377 93 25 58 04 (limited number of seats).


Not far from Monaco the CANNESERIES, Cannes International Series Festival, will unfold its first edition from April 4 to 11 2018.

The event aims to highlight series from all over the world and to give an international voice to this increasingly popular and fiercely creative new art form.

Open to the public and organized by an independent association presided by Fleur Pellerin, the project will celebrate excellence. Striving to create a stage on which the foremost creators in the world of tv series come together, where tomorrow’s talents are showcased and a prestigious international competition for a wide range of genres and for series of all shapes and forms is presented.

During CANNESERIES, the city of Cannes will embrace the world of series through dialogue and discovery, with screenings of classic series throughout the city, master classes, encounters and Q&A’s, ad hoc digital content and much more…

"Nutcracker and Princess Pirlipat"

For kids there is “Nutcracker and Princess Pirlipat”, a show for children by and with Aurélie Lepoutre, accompanied by Loïc Richard on Saturday 7 April, at 2.30 pm and 4.30 pm in Théâtre des Muses.

On Christmas Eve, two children who hope very much that Santa Claus will see them, find at the bottom of a cardboard a gift, a magnificent wooden soldier… in the shape of a nutcracker!

"The Choice of Souls"

And for adults a much more serious story is presented in the theater… “The Choice of Souls” (“Le choix des âmes”), contemporary heroic theatre by and with Stéphane Titeca and Alexis Desseaux on Saturday 7 April, at 9 pm and Sunday 8 April, at 4.30 pm in Théâtre des Muses.

1916, Verdun: A German musician and humanist and a rural Frenchman and revenge seeker are stuck in a hole. They have nothing in common and yet if they do not help each other, they will both die. To escape both enemies need each other. With them, incredible but true, a cello. Despite the situation, the music and the soul of the instrument will return them to their humanity. They will have to forget their fears, overcome their hatred, trust each other despite their differences. But what is the future for those who make the Choice of Souls?

Through this more than ever-contemporary humanistic fable, two men choose the cello rather than the bayonet, life rather than barbarism, the choice to resonate and reason.

Tickets range between 17 and 28 euros.

Roca Team vs. Châlons-Reims

On the sports program this weekend there is PRO A Basketball Championship: Monaco – Châlons-Reims on Saturday 7 April at 7 pm Stade Louis II – Salle Omnisports Gaston Médecin.

AS Monaco vs Nantes

Another game is French Premier League Football Championship: Monaco – Nantes on Saturday 7 April, at 5 pm Stade Louis II.

Monaco Ocean Week

Conferences never stop in Monaco, and this week is no exception. From 8 to 14 April, in partnership with Rolex, local actors and Monaco-based international organisations will share their experiences and reflect on marine conservation and blue economy sustainable development at the Monaco Ocean Week.

From 30 March to 4 April, more than 30 events will be organised in various symbolic venues of the Principality of Monaco. These events will bring together local and international experts, the scientific community, the voluntary sector and public authorities.

Workshops, symposiums, seminars, exhibitions, documentary film screenings and public awareness events will be held in venues such as the Oceanographic Museum, the Monaco Yacht Club, the International Hydrographic Organization’s head office and Stars’N’Bars.

H.C. Wainwright Global Life Sciences Conference

Another event is Global Life Sciences Conference, held on April 8-10, 2010 at the Meridien Beach Plaza Hotel.

This event is for investors interested in Biotechnology, MedTech and Healthcare.

Over 100 publicly-traded companies will present their stories and scientific advancements.

Conference Format:

  • Company presentations;
  • One-on-one meetings
  • Social activities to facilitate continued strategic and investor discussions

Conference Schedule for H.C. Wainwright Global Life Sciences Conference you can find here.

And if you want to learn about other events and exhibitions taking place in Monaco visit our Calendar.

So have fun and enjoy your weekend!

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