by Virginia De Masi
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The Ministry of Health and Social Affairs is keeping up to date with the situation – as a member of the World Health Organization, Monaco receives information in real time, within the framework of the International Health Regulations, of the measures to be taken as this situation develops. The Department of Health Affairs is also monitoring the information provided by the French and Italian Health Ministries.
Initially scheduled until Saturday 11 April 2020 – XXXVI FESTIVAL OF THE PRINTEMPS DES ARTS DE MONTE-CARLO – PRINCIPALITY OF MONACO – MUSIC, THEATER, CINEMA AND DANCE. Founded in 1970 at the wish of Princess Grace, the festival takes place over five weeks every spring. Unfortunately, in this year 2020 the XXXVI Festival of the Printemps des Arts de Monte-Carlo will not be held. In fact, in accordance with the instructions given today by the Prince’s Government, any event of more than 100 people is cancelled for an indefinite period. We are therefore sorry to announce the cancellation of the Monte-Carlo Spring Arts Festival. We invite you to contact the ticketing service for the reimbursement of your tickets from Tuesday, March 17, 2020.Atrium du Casino de Monte-Carlo – Place du Casino Tel: +377 98 06 28 28open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. The whole world of art hopes that this unmissable Festival will return with its extraordinary program combining music, dance, cinema, theater and painting as soon as the coronavirus emergency will be declared over.
Initially scheduled 17th March, 2020, at 8.30 pm – RAINIER III AUDITORIUM – SPECIAL CONCERT IN TRIBUTE TO PRINCESS GRACE, by the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Colman Pearce with Frankie Gavin, violin. On the program: Princess Grace Symphonic Suite by Frankie Gavin = The exceptional Concert in tribute to Princess Grace by the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra, which was scheduled for Tuesday 17th March at 8:30pm in the Rainier III Auditorium is cancelled.
Initially scheduled 18th March 2020, at 8 pm – GRIMALDI FORUM MONACO – The 15th SÉRÉNISSIMES DE L’HUMOUR 2020 presenting a fabulous line-up of artists, comedians and actors programmed over the four days of the Principality’s 15th and organised in association with the Rire & Chansons radio station and the Grimaldi Forum Monaco has H.S.H. Prince Albert II as patron and supports the Monegasque children’s charity Amade. The Sérénissimes de l’Humour is cancelled
Initially scheduled 19th March 2020, at 8.30 pm – MUSÉE OCÉANOGRAPHIQUE DE MONACO – MONTE-CARLO SPRING ARTS FESTIVAL: Concert by the Quatuor Modigliani with Sayaka Shoji, violin and Nicholas Angelich, piano. On the programme: Camille Saint-Saëns and Ernest Chausson. As a prelude to the concert, Olivier Baumont, harpsichord. On the programme: Thierry Pécou, is cancelled
Initially scheduled 20th March 2020, at 8.30 pm – AUDITORIUM RAINIER III -CONCERT BY THE MONTE-CARLO PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA conducted by Philippe Béran with Nicola Beller Carbone, soprano. On the programme: David Anthony Randall is cancelled.
Initially scheduled 20th March 2020, at 8.30 pm – MUSÉE OCÉANOGRAPHIQUE DE MONACO – MONTE-CARLO SPRING ARTS FESTIVAL: concert by Olivier Baumont, harpsichord. On the programme: Jacques Champion de Chambonnières, Louis Couperin, François Couperin, Jean-Philippe Rameau and Claude Balbastre. At 6.30 pm, talk on the topic “From dance to character piece: the subtle art of the French harpsichord” by Jean-Claire Vançon, musicologist, is cancelled
From Friday 20 to Sunday 22 March 2020 – BAIE DE MONACO – SPRING CHALLENGE SMERALDA 888, ORGANISED BY THE YACHT CLUB DE MONACO – Unlike other sporting events such as the Rolex Master and the Formula 1 Grand Prix, this event is not cancelled at the moment.
Saturday 21 March 2020, at 8 pm – THÉÂTRE DES VARIÉTÉS – “N’OUBLIEZ PAS LUCIO DALLA” (“Don’t Forget Lucio Dalla”), a tribute to Lucio Dalla with Valentino Corvino, composer and violinist, Roberta Giallo, singer-songwriter, and Ernesto Assante, music critic, organised by Dante Alighieri Monaco. Lectures gathering less than100 people are not cancelled at the moment.
Saturday 21 March 2020, at 8:30 pm – LE SPORTING MONTE-CARLO – SALLE DES ETOILES – ROSE BALL – Due to the stricter precautionary measures related to COVID-19, SBM is forced to postpone this event. SBM will schedule a new date depending on how the situation develops. The Rose Ball was created by Princess Grace of Monaco in 1954. It is organised every year in March by the Monte-Carlo SBM Group in the prestigious Salle des Etoiles of the Sporting Monte-Carlo. The event has been canceled only once in it 66-year history, during the 1991 Gulf War
Initially scheduled 21st March 2020, at 8.30 pm – MUSÉE OCÉANOGRAPHIQUE DE MONACO – MONTE-CARLO SPRING ARTS FESTIVAL: concert by Pierre Hantaï, harpsichord. On the programme: Louis Couperin, François Couperin, Jean-Philippe Rameau, Antoine Forqueray, Jacques Duphly and Claude Balbastre. From 2 pm to 5 pm, Masterclass with Andreas Staier, harpsichord. At 11.30 am, Café de la Rotonde, Opéra Garnier: Talk with Andreas Staier, harpischord, led by musicologist David Christoffel is cancelled
Initially scheduled 22nd March, at 3 pm, Tuesday 24th (gala), Thursday 26th, Saturday 28th March, at 8 pm- OPÉRA DE MONTE-CARLO – SALLE GARNIER – “LE COMTE ORY” (“COUNT ORY”) BY GIOACHINO ROSSINI with Maxim Mironov, Cecilia Bartoli, Deanna Breiwick, Florian Sempey, Nahuel DiPierro, Liliana Nikiteanu, the Chorus of the Opéra de Monte-Carlo and Les Musiciens du Prince-Monaco ensemble, conducted by Gianluca Capuano, organised by the Opéra de Monte-Carlo is cancelled
Initially scheduled 22nd to Saturday 28th March 2020 – PRINCIPAUTÉ DE MONACO – 4th MONACO OCEAN WEEK – press conferences, workshops, symposiums, colloquiums, awards ceremonies, exhibitions, screenings of documentary films and awareness-raising workshops, to promote the preservation of the oceans.Due to the health crisis related to the Coronavirus – Covid19 epidemic, the Monaco Blue Initiative (MBI) organising committee has received several cancellations from participants of the 11th editition, scheduled to take place on 22 and 23 March 2020. Faced with this situation, the organising institutions have regretfully decided to cancel the 2020 edition of the Monaco Blue Initiative , a hihg-level discussion platform gathering numerous international leaders from the political and ocean spheres. The 11th edition of the MBI will be postponed to March 2021.
Initially scheduled 25th March 2020, at 6 pm – AUDITORIUM RAINIER III – MONTE-CARLO SPRING ARTS FESTIVAL: “Concert des Conservatoires” by the students of the Académie Rainier III and neighbouring conservatoires. On the programme: works by Gérard Pesson is cancelled
25th March 2020, at 7 pm – MÉDIATHÈQUE DE MONACO – SONOTHÈQUE JOSÉ NOTARI – As part of the “2020, Year of the Comic Strip” Popcorn Cinema: programme: “Les vécés étaient fermés de l’intérieur” (“The Toilets Were Closed From The Inside”) by Patrice Leconte (1976) Events gathering less than 100 people are not cancelled at the moment.
Initially scheduled 26th March 2020, at 8.30 pm – LE SPORTING MONTE-CARLO – SALLE DES ETOILES – MONTE-CARLO SPRING ARTS FESTIVAL: Québec opening night with Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, performed by Cas Public, in close collaboration with the artistic department of Société des Bains de Mer. As a prelude to the performance, there will be a lecture on the topic “Quebec between memory and modernity”, by Denise Bombardier, is cancelled
26th mars 2020, YACHT CLUB DE MONACO – GRANDE PLAISANCE : YCM EXPLORER AWARDS BY LA BELLE CLASSE SUPERYACHTS – Unlike other sporting events such as the Rolex Master and the Formula 1 Grand Prix, this event is not cancelled at the moment.
Initially scheduled 26th March and 27th March 2020, from 9 am to 12 pm MONACOTECH – FONTVIEILLE – MONTE-CARLO SPRING ARTS FESTIVAL: workshop on the theme “Music, navigation, and volumetrics: rewriting aural space” by Zack Settel and Luc Martinez, coaches. You will discover how to use WalkThruMusic, an augmented reality app for an immersive musical experience application is cancelled
Initially scheduled 27th March 2020, at 6 pm – AMPHITHÉÂTRE – ONE MONTE-CARLO – MONTE-CARLO SPRING ARTS FESTIVAL: screening of “Belles-soeurs” (“Unmanageable Sisters”) by Montreal playwright Michel Tremblay, in partnership with the Prince Pierre of Monaco Foundation for contemporary creative art is cancelled
27th mars 2020 at 8 pm – THÉÂTRE PRINCESSE GRACE – WORLD THEATER DAY – organized by the Monegasque National Commission for UNESCO – On invitation – Events gathering less than 100 people are not cancelled at the moment.
Initially scheduled 27th March 2020, at 8:30 pm – HOTEL DE PARIS MONTE-CARLO – SALLE EMPIRE MONTE-CARLO SPRING ARTS FESTIVAL: concert by the Masques Ensemble conducted by Olivier Fortin, Quebecois harpsichordist, with Maïlys de Villoutreys, soprano, Vincent Lièvre-Picard, tenor, and Marcel Raschke, bass. On the programme: Johann Sebastian Bach is cancelled
Initially scheduled 28th March 2020, at 4 pm – LYCÉE TECHNIQUE ET HÔTELIER DE MONACO – AUDITORIUM – MONTE-CARLO SPRING ARTS FESTIVAL: talk on the topic “The Montreal Society for Arts and Technology, 25 Years of 360° Innovation” by Monique Savoie, President and Founder of the S.A.T. is cancelled
Initially scheduled 28th March 2020, at 8.30 pm – HÔTEL DE PARIS MONTE-CARLO – SALLE EMPIRE – MONTE-CARLO SPRING ARTS FESTIVAL: Concerts. Part one: Hélène Guilmette, soprano and Martin Dubé, piano. On the programme: Augusta Holmès, Marguerite Canal, Pauline Viardot, Gabriel Fauré, Achille Fortier, Emiliano Renaud, Lionel Daunais. Part two: Traditional Inuit songs, in collaboration with the Avataq – Nunavik Cultural Institute (Quebec). At 6.30 pm, in the Salon Prince Jacques 1er: talk on the topic “Throat singing of the Inuit women of Quebec” by Jean-Jacques Nattiez, ethnomusicologist is cancelled
Initially scheduled Sunday 29th March 2020, at 11.30 am – OPÉRA DE MONTE-CARLO – CAFÉ DE LA ROTONDE – MONTE-CARLO SPRING ARTS FESTIVAL: talk with Marc-André Hamelin, piano, led by musicologist David Christoffel is cancelled
Until April 3rd 2020 – CATHÉDRALE DE MONACO – 4, RUE COLONEL BELLANDO DE CASTRO – Monaco cathedral is hosting an exhibition of embroidered Russian icons, along with other contemporary or antique icons.This exhibition will present 24 unique works created at the Prikosnovénié workshop. As the organizers recall, “the history of the art of embroidery of orthodox icons set with precious stones executed with gold thread goes back to the deepest of centuries, at the time of the reign of the last Byzantine princess in Russia . Russian embroiderers, including representatives of families of czars and great princes, have had great notoriety all over the world”. But this tradition was abandoned in the 1917 revolution before being revived by the artist Natalia Gorkovenko and her studio in Moscow. The Prikosnovénié workshop, for over 15 years, has been developing these ancient traditions of embroidery and decoration of icons. All works are executed in the technique of ornamental needle painting and hand embroidery. The icons are set with precious and semi-precious stones: rubies, sapphires, amethysts, tourmaline, citrines, pomegranates … Crystal, pearls, gold thread, mother-of-pearl are also used.In the chapels of the cathedral’s peristyle, visitors will be able to discover this exhibition of embroidered icons but also masterpieces of orthodox painted icons. Among these, contemporaries such as “The Holy Devote” or “The Holy Royal Martyrs” or the representation of the family of the last Tsar Nicholas II but also older icons. The curator of this exhibition is Countess Natalia Valevskaya Savoretti while the general sponsor of the project is the association “Paroisse des Saints Martyrs Royaux à Monaco”. Events gathering less than 100 people are not cancelled at the moment.