FESTIVAL PRINTEMPS DES ARTS MONTE-CARLO – MARCH 16 – APRIL 29, 2018 – XXXIV Edition

by Maria Sole Ferrero MONACO. The next edition of the Monegasque festival, presided by H.R.H. Caroline Princess of Monaco and Hanover, is scheduled from March 16 to April 29, 2018.  The Festival will be punctuated by highlights, composed of 26 concerts with 9 themes. First of all, a less known Mozart; American music by Charles Ives and Morton Feldman; the Monaco Music Forum; a surprise trip; a mix with a vein of crazy music with rare instruments, jugglers and fanfare, the presence of talented youngsters, and promising soloists; the songs of troubadours, poets and extraordinary musicians, cherished in all the castles in the 13th century; the clarinet in all its forms; the opera with a window on Russian surrealism, “Four girls” by Edison Denisov, a concert version “première” in Monaco and France; four performances of the Ballets de Monte-Carlo with the music of Bruno Mantovani in a new choreography by Jean-Christophe Maillot; international orchestras and artists, such as the National Orchestra of France, the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Age of Enlightenment Orchestra, the Zemlinsky Quartet, the sweet and magnificent voices of the Latvian Radio Choir, the conductor Christian Arming, the mezzo-soprano Isabelle Druet with the pianist Bertrand Chamayou, the most popular lyrical voice in contemporary music, the Italian soprano Alda Caiello, and the Ensemble Micrologus specialized in contemporary music.

The Italian soprano Alda Caiello

Like a matryoshka, the festival opens different levels of pleasure and listening. Thus, in addition to the main themes, you will appreciate the “Sequences” of Luciano Berio, one of the postwar greatest composers, a cycle of 14 pieces of acrobatic virtuosity, where you will discover new direction’s techniques and unexplored expression of different instruments. The French composer Eric Montalbetti, little known to the general public, will have a prominent place in the contemporary world, with a première called “Physionomic Eclair”, commissioned by the Printemps des Arts. On the other hand, there will be famous classical pages by Brahms and Debussy, who will mark the program alongside contemporaries Morton Feldman, Leonard Bernstein, Olivier Messiaen and the composer-in-resident Yan Maresz. “The Printemps des Arts – explains the director Marc Monnet – is a panorama of music, styles, eras and different audiences, but it is also the result of a work that invests on young people, the public of the future. I think that the responsibility of a festival is to present young artists, repertoires and authors still little known, and exploring the so-called “classical” music to show that it is not at all, listening to it through new formulas, involving artists who like to run the risk and think outside the box”. The year 2018 confirms again the vocation of the event in Monaco to be a joyous and fruitful celebration of music and arts, an exciting journey through the places and the music which are revealed little by little through a recipe that combines modernity and tradition, and focused on the pleasure of listening. But not only: the Printemps des Arts is also important for the cycle of 3 round tables and 7 lectures that accompany and guide the audience to a correct use of the performances. In addition, the Printemps des Arts is present with its web radio, which broadcasts interviews and concerts of the 2018 programming.

HERE’S THE 2018 FESTIVAL PRINTEMPS DES ARTS MONTE-CARLO PROGRAM:

First week – 1
Friday, March 16th at 6:30 pm at the GRIMALDI FORUM MONACO will take place the MEETING with Charles Ives, the visionary, by Philippe Albéra, musicologist, followed at 8:30 pm by Luciano Berio’s Sequence I, Samuel Bricault, flute. Leonard Bernstein, Candide and West Side Story (Symphonic Dances); Charles Ives, Symphony No. 2, National Orchestra of France, Yutaka Sado, direction.

Saturday, March 17 at 18:30 at the MUSEUM JEAN COCTEAU, MENTON: Séverin Wunderman Collection; CONFERENCE on “Robin, Marion or the beginnings of secular music”, with David Christoffel, musicologist. At 8:30 pm at the BASILIQUE SAINT-MICHEL, MENTON – Music of the troubadours. Portrait Yan Maresz, composer in -residence with the students of the Rainier III Academy and the conservatories of the region. Adam De La Halle, The Robin and Marion Game, Micrologus Ensemble.

Sunday 18 March at 2.30 pm at PARKING des PECHEURS -MONACO: Monaco Music Forum; Charles Ives, From the Steeples and the Mountains for brass and bells, Ensemble C Barré and Sébastien Boin, direction. With the participation of the students of the Rainier III Academy of Monaco. Performance: Alexander Koblikov, juggler. Yan Maresz, On the sign for harp, guitar, cymbalum, contrabass and electronics, Ensemble C Barré, Gmem – National Center for Music Creation – Marseille. International Dance Center Rosella Hightower – National Superior Dance Center Cannes-Mougins – Marseille, dancer Joëlle Donati, dance teacher. Charles Ives, They are There!, March Intercollegiate, March Omega Lambda Chi, A Son of a Gamboiler, Country Band March, The other side; Charlie Rutlage, The Circus Band, Runaway Horse on Main Street, March # 6: Marching Band. Performance: Ensemble C Barré; Sébastien Boin & Christian Sébille, fanfare. With the participation of the students of the Rainier III Academy of Monaco. Vincent Carinola, Touch for theremin; Claudio Bettinelli, theremin; Vincent Carinola, electronic interpretation; Alexander Koblikov, juggler; Frédéric Pattar, Mind Breaths for instrumental ensemble; Ensemble C Barré, Sébastien Boin, direction. Karlheinz Stockhausen Oktophonie; Thierry Coduys, sound projection.

Second week – 2
Wednesday, March 21 at 8:30 pm RIVA TUNNEL, MONACO – Portrait Yan Maresz, with the participation of the students of the Rainier III Academy of Monaco and regional curators: Johannes Brahms, 7 Fantasies, op. 116; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Sonata in D major No. 18, K. 576; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Sonata in A minor No. 8, K. 310; Olivier Messiaen, Twenty Looks at the Child Jesus; Jean-Paul Gasparian, piano.

Yan Maresz

Thursday, March 22 at 8:30 pm at the YACHT CLUB, MONACO – American Music: Charles Ives, Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 2, Liana Gourdjia, violin and Matan Porat, piano. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Piano Quartet No. 2 in E flat major K 493; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 18 in G major K 301, Consort ensemble; Charles Ives, The Indians, for medium and piano voices; Charles Ives, The Housatonic at Stockbridge, for medium and piano voices; Charles Ives, Serenity, for medium and piano voices; Charles Ives, At sea, for medium and piano voice; Charles Ives, Abide with me, for medium and piano voices; Charles Ives, Evening, for medium and piano voices; Charles Ives, Berceuse, for medium and piano voices; Charles Ives, Remembrance, for medium and piano voice; Isabelle Druet, mezzo-soprano, Anne Le Bozec, piano.

Friday, March 23 at 18:30 at the SALLE DES MARIAGES – MONACO, meeting with Charles Ives, or The shadow of the absent father by Max Noubel, musicologist. At 8:30 pm at the OCEANOGRAPHIC MUSEUM, MONACO: Luciano Berio, Sequence II; Aurélie Bouchard, harp; Pēteris Vasks, Plainscapes (Lidzenuma ainavas), for mixed choir, violin and cello; Charles Ives, The Celestial Country for tenor and baritone, two vocal quartets, mixed chorus and instrumental ensemble. Latvian Radio Choir, Sigvards Klava, Conductor, Spīķeru String Quartet.

Saturday, March 24 from 14:00 to 17:00 at the RAINIER III MUSIC ACADEMY OF MONACO – Masterclass: Yan Maresz, composition. At 18:30 AUDITORIUM III MONACO RAINIER: Round table on “The era of classical music stars”. Speakers: Françoise Benhamou, Professor of Universities, member of the Circle of Economists; Jean-Claude Yon, Professor of Contemporary History at the University of Versailles Saint-Quentin and Director of Cumulative Studies at the École Pratique des Hautes Études; Liza Kerob, solo violin of the Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra. Ombudsman: David Christoffel, musicologist. At 8:30 pm at the AUDITORIUM RAINIER III, MONACO, Luciano Berio, Sequence VI; Ieva Sruogyte, viola; Eric Montalbetti, Physiognomy lightning *, Charles Ives, Symphony No. 1 in D minor. Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra, Kazuki Yamada, conductor. * First performance, commissioned by the Printemps des Arts in Monte-Carlo.

Sunday, March 25 at 16:30 at the OCEANOGRAPHIC MUSEUM, MONACO – MEETING on a diptych, Mozart-Ives by Camille Prost, philosopher. At 18:00 at the OCEANOGRAPHIC MUSEUM, MONACO: Luciano Berio, Sequence XII; Pascal Gallois, bassoon; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, String Quartet No. 10 in C major K. 170; Charles Ives, String Quartet No. 1 “From the Salvation Army” Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, String Quartet No. 16 in E flat major K. 428 – Zemlinksy Quartet.

Third week – 3
Monday 26th to Friday 30th March from 9.30am to 12.30pm / 1.30pm to 5pm at the YACHT CLUB, MONACO. IANNIX workshop.

IanniX is real-time and can interact with Flash or Director

Wednesday, March 28 at 20:30 at TUNNEL RIVA, MONACO – Young talent –
Portrait Yan Maresz – With the participation of the students of the Rainier III Academy of Monaco and regional curators – Johann Sebastian Bach, Cello Suite No. 5 in C minor, BWV 1011; Claude Debussy, Sonata for cello and piano in D minor; George Crumb, Cello Sonata; Dmitry Shostakovich, Sonata for cello and piano op.40 in D minor. Bumjun Kim, cello and Théo Fouchenneret, piano.

Thursday, March 29 at 8:30 pm at the OCEANOGRAPHIC MUSEUM, MONACO – Unfinished Mozart; Luciano Berio Sequence III, Alda Caiello, soprano; Mozart Andantino for violoncello and clarinet piano major K 374 cadence broken, chained with Mozart Allegro for violin and clarinet of major piano, K. 372; Mozart, String Trio in G major, K. 404b (K. 443) chained with Mozart, String Trio in G major, K. 562nd; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Fantasy in D minor, K. 385g; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Piano Quartet in G minor, K. 478, Consort Ensemble.

Friday, March 30 at 19:00 at the OCEANOGRAPHIC MUSEUM, MONACO – Morton Feldman, String Quartet No. 2, Béla Quartet.

Saturday, March 31 at 6:30 pm at THE PRINCESS GRACE THEATER, MONACO – ROUND TABLE: Economy and music – Speakers: Sylvia Girel, Associate Professor – qualified to direct research, sociologist (Aix Marseille University, CNRS, LAMES, Aix-en-Provence, France) in Provence); Emmanuel Reibel, musicologist; Marc Monnet, Artistic Advisor, Mediator: David Christoffel, Musicologist. At 8:30 pm at OPERA GARNIER, MONACO – Luciano Berio, Sequence IV, Julien Blanc, piano; Charles Ives, Three quarters of pieces for two pianos, Bertrand Chamayou, piano, Tamara Stefanovich, piano. Charles Ives, Sonata for Piano No. 2, “Concord, Mass, 1840-1860”, Bertrand Chamayou, piano.

Sunday, April 1 at 16.30 at THE PRINCESS GRACE THEATER, MONACO – MEETING: The music of the Enlightenment – Emmanuel Hondré, musicologist. At 6:00 pm at OPERA GARNIER, MONACO –  Luciano Berio, Sequence V,  David Bruchez-Lalli, trombone; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Symphony No. 33 in B flat, K.319; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Concert for Horn No. 4 in E flat major, K. 495; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Concert for Horn No. 1 in D major, K. 412; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Symphony No. 36 in C major, called “Linz”, K.425, Orchestra of the Enlightenment, Roger Norrington, conductor Roger Montgomery, horn.

Fourth week – 4
Monday April 2nd – Surprise trip: 1:30 pm – Bus, departure from Monaco (Stade Louis II); at 14:00 – Bus, departure from Nice (Department House).

Wednesday, April 4 at 8:30 pm at the OCEANOGRAPHIC MUSEUM, MONACO – American Music – Charles Ives, Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 1; Charles Ives, Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 3; Charles Ives, Sonata for violin and piano n ° 4, Liana Gourdjia, violin and Matan Porat, piano.

Thursday, April 5 at 20:30 at the RIVA TUNNEL, MONACO – Young Talent – Portrait Yan Maresz – With the participation of the students of the Rainier III Academy of Monaco and regional curators: Ludwig Van Beethoven 12 Variations on ‘Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen’ from Mozart’s ‘Magic Flute’ in F major, op.66; Collective work, Mystery Variations on Giuseppe Colombi’s Chaconne (excerpt); Kaija Saariaho, Dreaming Chaconne; Tan Dun, Chiacona – after Colombi; Magnus Lindberg, Duello; Pablo Ortiz, Paloma; Pascal Dusapin, 50 Notes in 3 Variations; Felix Mendelssohn, Sonata for Cello No. 2 in D major, Op.58, Cameron Crozman, cello and Didier Nguyen, piano.

Friday, April 6 at 18:30 at THEATER OF VARIETIES, MONACO – MEETS: “Why do operas shorten?” Tristan Labouret, musicologist. At 8:30 pm at THEATER OF VARIETIES, MONACO – Luciano Berio, Sequence XIII, Jean-Etienne Sotty, accordion; Edison Denisov, Four Young Girls. Studio of the Lyon Opera – Jean-Paul Fouchécourt, direction. Heather Newhouse, soprano, first daughter; Josefine Göhmann, soprano, second daughter; Aline Kostrewa, mezzo-soprano, third daughter; Anthea Pichaniek, mezzo-soprano, fourth girl. Musicatreize, 8-voice mixed choir, Roland Hayrabedian, direction. Ensemble Orchestral Contemporary, Daniel Kawka, direction. Opera in 6 paintings, presented here in concert version, for chorus and orchestra, according to a painting by Pablo Picasso: “The four little girls”. Booklet of Edison Denisov.

Saturday, April 7 from 10:00 to 13:00 at the RAINIER III MUSIC ACADEMY, MONACO – Master class – Alain Damiens, clarinet. At 3:00 pm at the NATIONAL COUNCIL, MONACO – Young talents – Edison Denisov, Sonata for flute and guitar, Nataliya Makovskaya, guitar and Samuel Bricault, flute. Luciano Berio, Sequence XI, Nataliya Makovskaya, guitar; Claude Debussy, Romance, Corentin Morvan, saxhorn-euphonium; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Divertimento in E flat major K. 563, Aya Kono, violin; Ieva Sruogyte, viola and Bumjun Kim, cello. Emmanuel Nunes, Versus II for euphonium and cello, Corentin Morvan, saxhorn-euphonium and Bumjun Kim, cello. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Divertimento in E flat major K. 563, Aya Kono, violin, Ieva Sruogyte, viola and Bumjun Kim, cello. Luciano Berio, Sequence VIII, Aya Kono, violin.

The sequence of Berio – Luciano Berio, Sequence VIII: Aya Kono, violin

Edison Denisov, Schwarze Wolken for  vibraphone, Thibault Lepri, vibraphone. Luciano Berio, Sequence XIV, Bumjun Kim, cello. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Divertimento in E flat major K. 563, Aya Kono, violin, Ieva Sruogyte, viola and Bumjun Kim, cello. At 18:30 at the YACHT CLUB OF MONACO – MEETING: Radiology of the clarinet, by Corinne Schneider, musicologist. At 20:30, still at the YACHT CLUB DE MONACO: musical reception, klezmer music with the students of the Rainier III Academy and the conservatories of the region; Alban Berg, Four Pieces for Clarinet and Piano, op. 5, Michel Lethiec, clarinet, Maki Belkin, piano. Gérard Grisey, Anubis-Nout for bass clarinet in B flat, Alain Billard, clarinet, Anja Behrend, dancer. Johannes Brahms, Clarinet Sonata No. 1 in F minor, op. 120, Michel Lethiec, clarinet. Eugeniusz Krzysztof Penderecki, Quartet for clarinet, violin, viola, cello, Michel Lethiec, clarinet, Shuichi Okada, violin, Ieva Sruogyte, viola and Bumjun Kim, cello. Igor Stravinsky, Three pieces for clarinet only, Alain Damiens, clarinet. Johannes Brahms, Clarinet Sonata No. 1 in F minor, op. 120, Alain Billard, clarinet. Alban Berg, Adagio for violin, clarinet and piano, Alain Billard, clarinet, Shuichi Okada, violin and Maki Belkin, piano. Franco Donatoni, Clarinet, Chiaki Tsunaba, clarinet and Anja Behrend, dance. Luciano Berio, Sequence IX, Alain Damiens, clarinet. Ludwig Van Beethoven, Piano Trio No. 4 in B flat major, op. 11, Alain Damiens, clarinet, Bumjun Kim, cello and Maki Belkin, piano. Music outing: Klezmer music with the Rainier III Academy students and the conservatories in the region.

Sunday, April 8 at 16:30 at the AUDITORIUM RAINIER III, MONACO – ROUND TABLE: The “festivization” of culture – Speakers: Sylvia Girel, lecturer – qualified to direct research, sociologist (Aix Marseille University, CNRS, LAMES, Aix-en-Provence); Emmanuel Reibel, musicologist; Marc Monnet, artistic advisor. Ombudsman: David Christoffel, musicologist. A 18:00, still at the AUDITORIUM III MONACO RAINIER – American Music – Luciano Berio, Sequence X for trumpet and resonant piano: Clément Saunier, trumpet, Matan Porat, respiano. Charles Ives, The Unanswered Question; Charles Ives, Central Park in the Dark; Charles Ives, Three Places in New England; Charles Ives, Symphony No. 3 “The Camp Meeting”. Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra, Christian Arming, direction.

Fifth Week – 5
DANCE from April 26 to 29, 2018 – On April 26, 27 and 28 at 8:00 pm and on April 29 at 4:00 pm at the ACADEMY OF MUSIC OF MONACO RAINIER III – CREATION – VIOLIN CONCERT – In collaboration with the Ballets de Monte-Carlo – Igor Stravinsky, Violin Concerto in D major, Choreography by George Balanchine. Bruno Mantovani, Abstract * for cello and orchestra; Choreography by Jean-Christophe Maillot (creation). Ballet Company of Monte Carlo; Jean-Christophe Maillot, choreographic direction; Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra, Pascal Rophé, conductor, Liza Kerob, violin, Marc Coppey, cello. * Creation-order of the Printemps des Arts festival of Monte-Carlo.

How to book and buy tickets: 12 avenue d’Ostende MC 98000 Monaco, tel +377 97983290; info@printempsdesarts.mc; www.printempsdesarts.mc

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