The theme of this weekend is music and gastronomy, though there are quite a few events to satisfy any taste.
Monte-Carlo Jazz Festival 2017 continues with a concert of The Corea / Gadd Band at the Opéra Garnier on 25th November 2017, for the Monte-Carlo Jazz Festival! Opening act: Dhafer Youssef.
The musical collaborations of Chick Corea and Steve Gadd are legendary. These two magicians have never ceased to reinvent themselves. Since the first work of Steve Gadd on the electronic drums on Return To Forever, the two accomplices have added to the long list of their collaborations, without ever resting on their laurels: The Leprechaun, My Spanish Heart, Three Quartets and Friends… Today, and for the first time, they are co-leaders of a group, picking up on their musical history where they had left it. In this new project, they are surrounded by the “young wolves” of jazz: Lionel Loueke from Benin, highly gifted on the guitar, Steve Wilson, saxophonist and flutist from Chick’s original sextet, the grand Carlitos del Puerto on the bass and the Venezuelan master of percussion Luisito Quintero. A new album is in the works, and its release is expected in the autumn of 2017.
Come and discover these two legends and their new project on Saturday, 25th November at the Opera Garnier, during the Monte Carlo Jazz Festival 2017. Price: 82,50 € per person.
For those who like more classical music there is “Adriana Lecouvreur” invited for National on Sunday, November 26th, 2017 at 3:00 pm – Salle des Princes.
The triumph of his fourth work propelled Francesco Cilea towards the heights of notoriety. His topic was well chosen: it set to music the love and death of an eighteenth century French tragedian. Adulated as a star, the actress died mysteriously, aged 37. After this work, Cilea devoted himself almost entirely to teaching by running a number of Italian conservatories, and never returned to the same heights of success until his death in 1950. Thanks to his vocal writing, both lyrical and delicate, his masterpiece, for its part, was never eclipsed. It was interpreted by the greatest singers of the century: Mafalda Favero, Magda Olivero and Renatta Scotto. In order to create a parallel with the other legend of French theater, Sarah Bernhardt, David Livermore chose to transpose his stage to the time when the Church was still burning Parisians at the stake. Although the Church refused a Christian funeral to the remains of Adrienne Lecouvreur, it was thanks to a timid and introverted composer that she enjoyed eternity.
And a different concert is on Saturday 25 November, at 8.30 pm Eglise Sainte-Dévote: Organ Concert with 4 hands and 4 feet by Zygmunt Strzep, official organist of the S. Bernhardt Kirke, Hamburg and Karol Golebiowski, 1st prize winner at the International Organ Competition in Nuremberg, as part of the In Tempore Organi, 3rd International Organ Cycle.
Ensemble of the Rainier III Academy are performing a concert: “Bells and Fanfares” by the oboe and bassoon on Sunday 26 November, at 5 pm Eglise du Sacré Coeur.
In theater this weekend there is “La peur” (“Fear”) by Stefan Zweig, adapted by Elodie Menant with Aliocha Itovich, Hélène Degy and Ophélie Marsaud on Saturday 25 November, at 9 pm and Sunday 26 November, at 4.30pm in Théâtre des Muses.
Stefan Zweig excels in describing the inner torments of his heroes. His short story, “Fear,” is the best example. Built like a thriller, the play takes place at the breathtaking pace of Irene’s anguish, a young adulterous woman hunted by her lover’s strange companion. Handling? Hallucination? How to escape this endless turmoil? We are witnessing the flickering of a couple that no longer understands each other … until the denouement, a real coup de theater.
This piece, with a cinematic aesthetic, is inspired by the world of Hitchcock, including the remarkable film “Fenêtre sur cour”. A thrilling show. Reservations here.
There are several sports events this weekend, to begin with there is French Premier League Football Championship: Monaco – Paris St Germain on Sunday 26 November at 9 pm Stade Louis II.
From Friday 24 November to Sunday 26 November, in Monaco Bay will take place the Monaco Optimist Academy, organised by the Yacht Club of Monaco.
To encourage youngsters to aim high in sailing, the Yacht Club de Monaco is organising the first event of its Mediterranean Optimist Academy Series this winter. 120 children are set to take part in the fleet race regatta. It will be slightly unusual in that coaches will be allowed to approach contestants during the races to give them valuable tips on tactics and manoeuvres.
The World Rugby Awards 2017 will be a night of rugby celebration in magnificent Monaco as we reflect on the year’s highlights and recognise the achievements that have made this year such a memorable one for the global game.
Under the High Patronage of H.S.H. Princess Charlene of Monaco, the World Rugby Awards will be held on Sunday November 26, 2017 at the Salle des Etoiles, Monte-Carlo.
Since its inception in 2001, the World Rugby Awards has recognised and celebrated the achievements of those involved at the highest level of the world game on the field, as well as acknowledging excellence in the areas of development and administration by those who demonstrate the values which forge the fellowship and sportsmanship so essential to rugby.
If you like tasty food there are two inetersting gastronomy events not to be missed: the first one is the 22nd “Monte-Carlo Gastronomie” food fair, organised by the Promocom Group from Friday 24 to Sunday 26 November, from 10 am to 10 pm and Monday 27 November, from 10 am to 7 pm Espace Fontvieille.
This event is an opportunity for discerning “foodies” to rediscover authentic tastes and local products, as well as offering some original ideas for festive tables. Featuring the finest gastronomy from France and abroad, producers will be showcasing their wines, champagne, cognac, Armagnac and liqueurs but also salmon, foie gras, seafood, truffles, caviar, chocolates, sweets, cheeses, meats, cured meats, organic, jams, and a whole host of other culinary specialities…
Top international chefs will be revealing the secrets of some of their new inspiring dishes during a programme of live cookery demonstrations so make sure you have your notebook at the ready!
There will also be a fine selection of tableware, kitchenware and original gift ideas on display to make this unique event the ultimate show of elegance and refinement.
The next one is aimed at professionals in the food industry: Chefs World Summit is the world professional Appointment of the gastronomy which will be held on November 26th, 27th and 28th, 2017 under the honorary presidency of H.S.H Prince Albert II of Monaco.
The event will gather all the professionals of the art of cooking coming from the whole world!
HelloMonaco hopes you’ll have a great weekend, and if you want to learn about exhibitions taking place in Monaco visit our Calendar.
So have fun and enjoy your weekend!