This weekend in Monaco is all about music. So if you don’t want to miss anything interesting here are a few suggestions for you.
Scheduled from 22 to 28 March 2021, Monaco Ocean Week 2021, is a unifying event organised by the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, the Monaco Institute of Oceanography, the Monaco Science Centre and the Monaco Yacht Club with the support of the Prince’s Government.
Monte-Carlo Spring Arts Festival continues with a number of concerts. You can start with a concert by the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Kazuki Yamada, with Tedi Papavrami, violin on Saturday 27 March 2021, at 8 pm, Grimaldi Forum Monaco – Salle des Princes. On the programme: Alban Berg and Arnold Schönberg.
Or go to a concert with the Tana Quartet, performing pieces by Frédéric Durieux, Arnold Schönberg and Anton Webern on Sunday 28 March 2021, at 2:30 pm, in Oceanographic Museum of Monaco.
Next the Monte-Carlo Spring Arts Festival continues with a concert by the Zemlinsky Quartet, Anna Maria Pammer, soprano, Michal Kaňka, cello, and Josef Klusoñ, viola on Sunday 28 March 2021, at 4 pm, in Hotel de Paris Monte-Carlo – Salle Empire. Music by Arnold Schönberg.
Opera de Monte Carlo has on it’s stage this weekend “I Lombardi alla prima crociata” by Giuseppe Verdi, performed by the Chorus of the Opéra de Monte-Carlo and the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Daniele Callegari, organised by the Opéra de Monte-Carlo on Sunday 28 March 2021.
The Art of the Cinema – Art film continues with a screening of the film “It Must Be Heaven” by Elia Suleiman, organised by the Audiovisual Institute of Monaco in partnership with Les Rencontres Internationales de Monaco et Méditerranée on Saturday 27 March 2021, at 3 pm, in Theatre Variétés.
A new exhibition opened on February 19, 2020 in Nouveau Musée National de Monaco — Villa Paloma will be displaying works of Shimabuku put together in the exhibition called The 165-metre Mermaid and Other Stories.
In the style of an epic poem, the exhibition The 165-metre Mermaid and Other Stories recounts the artist Shimabuku’s adventures around the world, from his native Japan to the Principality of Monaco via Brazil, Australia, and many other countries.
The artist’s texts form the storyline for a journey that brings together over 20 installations, films, sculptures and photographs created over the last 30 years.
On a visit to Fukuoka Shimabuku discovered the legend and relics of a mermaid whose body was 165 metres long and decided to make this story his own and expand it, buying a long rope also 165 metres long. Taken around the world, this rope brings him closer to the fish-woman and becomes a vector linking fiction to reality, past to present and Japan to the different countries where the work is presented. Acquired by the Nouveau Musée National de Monaco in 2018, the installation I’m travelling with 165-metre Mermaid (1998–ongoing) forms the starting point for the exhibition and is enriched by the presence of artefacts produced in Monaco by different craftspeople invited in turn to make this story into a work of their own.
Of course there are other events taking place in Monaco. So if you want to learn more about them and exhibitions that are taking place in Monaco these days visit our Calendar.
So have fun and enjoy your weekend!