This weekend in Monaco is all about music, with numerous concerts and festivals going on in the Principality itself and cities nearby.
Probably the most spectacular event of this weekend is the International musical fireworks competition organised by the Mairie de Monaco on Saturday 22 July at 9.30 pm, Port Hercule and Port de Monaco.
First introduced by Monaco’s Town Hall in 1966, the International Pyromelodic Firework Competition is a must see contest that takes place every summer, with 2 shows in July and 2 more in August, lighting up Monaco’s sky at every show.
Ever since its 31st edition, in 1996, this pyrotechnical contest has become pyromelodic, with rhythm and melody going hand in hand during shows. This is an actual annually-prized contest of top-quality pyrotechnic displays, lasting up to about 20 minutes each.
Competing firework manufacturers are selected by the Municipal Council after receiving their applications. A very powerful sound system is installed over the whole area of Port Hercule, allowing spectators to fully enjoy these exceptional shows from “Quai Albert 1er”. For more information visit the event webpage.
And right after the fireworks shooting stay in Port de Monaco for “Les Musicales” – Tribute Concert to Telephone, organised by Monaco City Hall on Saturday 22 July at 10.30 p.m.
Launched in the summer of 2004 by the City Hall, these free evenings organized by the Animation Department of the City Hall of Monaco meet constant success, in a festive and warm atmosphere, with a mixed public of residents and locals at each concert.
Nice Music Live takes over the Nice Jazz Festival from 22 to 26 July. Tristan Casara, aka The Avener, DJ from Nice who has conquered dancefloors around the world will be accompanied by Synapson and Nicolas Monier. Another event: the concert-recall of the band to Jean-Louis Aubert (the Insus, the 22nd), the rising star Jain (the 24th) and the performer with the acrobatic voice Camille (the 25th). For more information visit www.nicemusiclive.fr
Another festival is also going on in Nice: for its 60th anniversary, the Summer Academy of Nice is promising graceful evenings from 19 July to 12 August at the monastery of Cimiez. With the cellist Marc Coppey, the pianist and director of the Academy Olivier Gardon, or the pianist of the vintage Marie-Josèphe Jude. From more information about the Concerts Cloister of the Monastery of Cimiez visit www.concerts-cimiez.com. Tickets range from €11 to €165. Book on line or by phohe: N° Vert 0 800 950 850.
And another festival nearby is The Nuits du Suquet, at the Eglise Notre-Dame d’Espérance from 19 to 23 July, with the Cannes orchestra accompanied by violinist Llian Garnetz and pianist Mikhail Rudy.
Réservation: Tel. 33 (0)4 92 98 62 77 Tickets range between €12-€28.
And back to Monaco to listen to Symphonic concert by the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Tomà Netopil with Julian Rachlin, violin on Sunday 23 July, at 9.30 pm Palais Princier – Cour d’Honneur. On the programme: Zdeněk Fibich, Ludwig Van Beethoven and Antonin Dvořák.
In 1959, His Serene Highness Prince Rainier III and the Conductor, Louis Frémaux, inaugurated a summer season which, from year to year, has become a must for fans of international music. In July and August the Prince receives in the Court of Honor of the Palais, transformed into a magical musical venue, the outdoor concerts given by the Orchestra surrounded by prestigious soloists.
The Prince’s Palace concerts begin at 9:30 pm and continue until around 11 pm.
And the 12th International Organ Festival is still on, this Sunday with Jürgen Wolf (Germany), organised by the Department of Cultural Affairs on 23 July at 5 p.m., Cathédrale de Monaco. Further information: +377 98 98 83 03
And as always this summer there are quite a few interesting exhibitions to visit in Monaco: Exhibition: “Dissipatio HG”, Exhibition “Tubbataha” in Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, Exhibition “Dark Shadows” in Galerie 11 Columbia, Exhibition “No man is an island”, Exhibition of paintings by Noémi Kolčáková Szakállová, Exhibition “Exotic Passions of the Belle Epoque”, “Synaesthesia”, by Takano, “NORMANDY 6 JUNE 1944: The Extraordinary Story of the Landings” exhibition, Exhibition on “The World of the Wolf”, Exhibition on “The Bicentenary of the Palace Guards”, “Enema-Globe” Exhibition by Evgenii Butenco, Exhibition “Kasper Akhøj, Welcome (To The Teknival)”, Exhibition “Saâdane Afif, The Fountain Archives 2008—2017”, Borderline exhibition by Philippe Pasqua in Oceanographique Museum of Monaco; Exhibition on the subject of “Hercule Florence. The New Robinson” in Nouveau Musée National – Villa Paloma. If you want to learn about other exhibitions taking place in Monaco visit our Calendar.
Have a great weekend!