The event, under the presidency of H.R.H. Princess of Hanover, is a true institution in the Monegasque artistic panorama. It was born 37 years ago from the desire of Prince Rainier III to make the Principality a preferred stage for major masters and innovators in the Art of Music.
This one-month event, aims at portraying novel musical works and composers with a repertoire from the eleventh to the twenty-first century. But it is not just music. It includes art exhibits, round tables, master classes with maestros and musical creations in order to bring the new generation to the very heart of the music.
Legendary concert halls
The Spring Arts Festival venues play as great a role in its success as the performances themselves, with audiences getting the chance to discover talented artists in extraordinary surroundings every year.
Hosting top international performers for 2022 will be the Salle Garnier at the Opéra de Monte-Carlo, the Amphitheatre and Salle des Arts at One Monte-Carlo, and the Crystal Bar and Salle Belle Epoque at the Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo, as well as the Oceanographic Museum, Prince Rainier III Academy of Music, Grimaldi Forum, Saint-Charles Church, Princess Grace Theatre and Monaco Yacht Club.
Re-uniting over classical music
“My end is my beginning”. Such is the title for the upcoming – and decisively modern – Spring Arts Festival, as chosen by the top international event’s new artistic director Bruno Mantovani.
What would you say to witnessing composers’ stylistic evolution first-hand, with renditions of Prokofiev’s first and last concertos in a single concert? To comparing early Haydn with late Debussy, and vice versa? 2022 will also see two portraits take centre stage: one of pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet and the other of the opulent-sounding Quatuor Voce.
Armenia will also play a starring role, with performances by the Gurdjieff Ensemble and the world premiere of a commissioned ballet piece by Aram Hovhannisyan and Michel Petrossian.
The festival will take place over four long weekends, and will also feature performances by three orchestras and a chamber ensemble. It promises to be the perfect opportunity to discover – or even rediscover – classical music in a whole new light.
An artistic and cultural adventure: Information and Full Program
From Thursday 10 March to Sunday 3 April 2022
- Price: €20-40 per concert, packages and subscriptions also available
- Atrium’s ticket office Casino de Monte-Carlo
- Tel. +377 98 06 28 28
- Email: printempsdesarts.mc
Full Programme to be explored for its richness and diversity.