by Ilaria Sismondini

MONACO. After the long months spent in isolation, this splendid autumn is already a New Year’s announcement in Monte-Carlo.

17 October 2020 at 8.00 pm GRIMALDI FORUM – SALLE DES PRINCES – LES BALLETS DE MONTE-CARLO – THE RETURN OF THE DANCE IN MONACO – The Winter Season of the Ballets de Monte-Carlo presents Altro Canto and Vers un Pays Sage by Jean-Christophe Maillot.

16 October- 6 November 2020, (Monday to Friday) from 10 am to 12 pm and from 3 pm to 6.30 pm – MAISON DE FRANCE – “Profondeurs” (“Depths”), a photography exhibition by Olivier Jude and Sylvie Laurent

16 October 2020 – 3 January 2021 – QUAI ANTOINE IER – SALLE D’EXPOSITION – “Portraits filmés” (“Filmed Portraits”), an exhibition by Charles Freger, organised by the Monaco Department of Cultural Affairs

18 October 2020, at 6 pm AUDITORIUM RAINIER III – Great Season Series: concert with Karine Deshayes, soprano, Éric Huchet, tenor, Thomas Dolié, baritone, Julien Behr, tenor, David Wilson-Johnson, bass-baritone, conducted by Charles Dutoit. On the programme: Emmanuel Chabrier, Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel

21 October 2020, at 8 pm OPERA DE MONTE-CARLO – SALLE GARNIER – “Nosferatu”, cine-concert with Jean-François Zygel, piano and celesta. Film by Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau. Organised by the Opéra de Monte-Carlo in partnership with the Audiovisual Institute of Monaco.

22 October 2020, at 8.30 pm  – GRIMALDI FORUM MONACO – “George Dandin or The Thwarted Husband”, a comedy-ballet by Molière and Lully with Alka Balbir, Armel Cazedepats, Michel Fau, Philippe Girard, Florent Hu, Anne-Guersande Ledoux and Nathalie Savary.

Until Thursday 22 October 2020 – YACHT CLUB DE MONACO = Sailing: European Laser Master Championship 2020

22- 25 October 2020, Principauté de Monaco – 5th MONTE-CARLO E-RALLY – 

23 – 31 October 2020   FAMILYFEST 2020 – CAFE DE PARIS MONTE-CARLO – The Café de Paris Monte-Carlo will be serving up a week of Bavarian food and folk entertainment, with H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco in attendance. Each table can accommodate up to 10 guests, for a fun-filled meal with a family feel. Familyfest Menu 2020 – Opening evening 110€/person (drinks included). Guests are in for a treat at the Café de Paris Monte-Carlo, where they’ll get to enjoy Bavarian-inspired décor – either with family or in small groups – created in partnership with the Munich-based Weihenstephan brewery. Opening night will begin at 8pm on 23 October, and will be attended by H.S.H. Prince Albert II.  A number of delicacies will be sourced straight from the region itself, with this event set to prove once again just how sophisticated and innovative Bavarian cuisine can be!

23 October 2020, at 8 pm – AUDITORIUM RAINIER III – Great Season Series: piano recital by Boris Berezovsky, organised by the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra. On the programme: Maurice Ravel, Claude Debussy, George Gershwin, Paul Hindemith and Sergei Prokofiev.

24 October 2020, at 8 pm – AUDITORIUM RAINIER III – Great Season Series: concert by the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Charles Dutoit, with Martha Argerich, piano. On the programme: Sergei Prokofiev and Igor Stravinsky.

Argentine-Swiss classical concert pianist is considered to be one of the greatest pianists of the recorded era

25 October 2020, at 4 pm  – EGLISE SAINTE-DÉVOTE – 6th International Organ Cycle with Silvano Rodi, organ, and Joseph Lia, baryton, organised by the ‘Association In Tempore Organi with COM.IT.ES and Fondation

Until Sunday 25 October 2020 – NOUVEAU MUSEE NATIONAL DE MONACO – VILLA PALOMA – Exhibition by Pierre Le-Tan, painter, illustrator and decorative artist.

Until Sunday 25 October 2020 – NEW NATIONAL MUSEUM OF MONACO (NMNM) –  Miró Exhibition: La Peinture au Défi – The New National Museum of Monaco (NMNM) and the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation are proud to present “Miró: La Peinture au Défi”, an exhibition organized by the Estate of Joan Miró, Joan Punyet Miró and Galerie Gmurzynska in collaboration with Successió Miró and Fundación Mapfre. The exhibition features 64 of the artist’s works. While one of the painter’s work – generously offered by his grandson Joan Punyet Miró– has been auctioned on September 24 on the occasion of the Monte Carlo Planetary Health organized by the Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco in favor of the preservation of the ocean, the earth and mankind, the occasion was seized to present in the Principality the extraordinary talent of this “international Catalan” whose work indisputably marked the history of painting. The exhibition, which gathers more than fifty paintings, three sculptures and a nice ensemble of collages and drawings covers the whole span of the Catalan artist’s career. It particularly shines a light on the creation of the Ballet Jeux d’enfants, for which Joan Miró conceived both sets and costumes in 1932 for the Ballets Russes de Monte-Carlo, as well as on more radical and lesser know works from the 1960s-70s. Miró, La Peinture au défi examines the artist’s tireless persistence in challenging the means of his pictural practice. Joan Miró was born in Barcelona in 1893, but the emotional landscapes that shaped him as a person and an artist were principally those of Mont-roig, Paris, and Majorca, and later those of New York and Japan. The small town of Mont-roig in the Baix Camp region of Catalonia was a counterpoint to the intellectual ferment of his life with the surrealist poets in 1920s Paris, and to the stimulus of discovering Abstract Expressionism in New York in the forties. Some time later, in the midst of World War II, Joan Miró returned from exile in France and settled in Palma de Mallorca, which became his refuge and workplace and where his friend Josep Lluís Sert designed the studio of his dreams. Miró’s attachment to the landscape of Mont-roig first and then Majorca was crucial in his work. His connection to the land and his interest in everyday objects and in the natural environment formed the backdrop to some of his technical and formal research. Miró avoided academicism in his constant quest for a pure, global art that could not be classified under any specific movement. Self-contained in his manners and public expressions, it is through art that Joan Miró showed his rebelliousness and a strong sensitivity to the political and social events around him. These conflicting forces led him to create a unique and extremely personal language that makes him one of the most influential artists of the 20th century.

27 October 2020 – RAINIER III AUDITORIUM – eighth edition of the “MONACO BUSINESS” trade fair, an unmissable event in the Principality for entrepreneurs, leaders & managers, placed under the High Patronage of HSH Prince Albert II – Rich in lessons, this day provides the opportunity to address topical issues, thus allowing an analysis of current challenges in the economic world while offering a showcase of the most dynamic companies who thus find an opportunity to present their products and services. in the Principality with a local, regional and international audience. For the third consecutive year, the “Digital Prize” will be organized in this context, and in partnership with the Monegasque Digital Chamber, to reward an innovative idea in new technology. The aim of this initiative is to enhance the richness of Monaco’s digital and technological fabric, and to promote the creative and innovative spirit of its players. The trophy will be presented to the winner by Mr. Frédéric Genta, Interministerial Delegate in charge of the Digital Transition of the Principality of Monaco. If you wish to participate in this competition:You just have to consult the regulations on our website _ under the MB section. 2020. Convinced of the warm welcome you will give to our initiative to promote talented ideas in the Principality and in the hope that many of you will respond to us … Monaco Business is organized by S.A.M. Monaco Communication, company managed by Maurice Cohen, Chairman and Managing Director and his dynamic and involved team, with Marina Saplana, Project Manager. From standard size to tailor-made stand, all configurations are possible to allow optimal presentation of your products and services. The Principality’s B2B event brings together Monegasque entrepreneurs to allow them to exchange views, while presenting visitors with the economic specificities of Monaco. Over the course of a day, this meeting benefit of all the services dedicated to companies, all supplemented by various workshops and networking events. In addition to the exhibition area, conferences and round tables follow one another throughout the day. It is a showcase for the most dynamic companies and the show offers a complete offer to improve, develop and promote one’s business. For businessmen, it is also the ideal place to discover the possibilities of settling in the Principality or to exchange with local leaders. To all entrepreneurs, from the manager of an SME to the CEO of an international company and to creators wishing to learn about the economic fabric of the Principality. Monaco Business brings together leading companies in their sectors and the most dynamic and innovative companies. BARRIERS TO RESPECT: Use of hydro-alcoholic gel – Respect the direction of circulation set up by the organizer – Respect social distances: 1m50 between each no one – Mandatory mask wearing -Do not shake hands- Goodies / Self-Service Documents Not Allowed – Hand-delivered and individually by the exhibitor- Prohibition on bringing / having food delivered to the show

26 – 28 October 2020 – GRIMALDI FORUM – SPORTEL AWARDS – 31st edition – Under the High Patronage of H.S.H Prince Albert II and the Patronage of the International Olympic Committee, the SPORTEL Awards are held every year as part of the SPORTEL Monaco convention, the world’s leading Sports Content Media Rights and Technology Convention. This event is first and foremost an international competition that rewards the most outstanding sports footages of the year, during a Ceremony open and free to the public. Each year numerous Olympic champions and outstanding athletes participate in the event by presenting the different awards to each winner. The audience is assured of rich moments in sporting emotion! The SPORTEL Awards is also an opportunity for sports fans to experience unique moments with renowned elite sporting champions. Many public events are organized in the Principality with free access by booking: conferences and exclusive meetings, signing sessions… A way to showcase the sport, its champions and the values ​​they convey.

29 October 2020, at 6.30 pm – AUDITORIUM RAINIER III – Musical Happy Hour: concert of chamber music by Take Four with Raluca Hood-Marinescu & Mitchell Huang, violins, Raphaël Chazal, viola, and Alexandre Fougeroux, cello. On the programme: Ludwig van Beethoven and Janacek Leoš

30 October 2020, at 8 pm – THÉÂTRE DES VARIÉTÉS – “AUTOUR DE L’ENCYCLIQUE LAUDATO SÌ” (“Around the Laudato Sì Encyclical”), a show based on Pope Francis’ encyclical, with Céline Monsarrat and Bernard Lanneau, narrators, and the Monoïkos string quartet, in collaboration with the Albert II Foundation and the Oceanographic Museum.

30 October – 1 November 2020 – YACHT CLUB DE MONACO -Yachting: Trophée Grimaldi

Until December 4, 2020 – CASINO DE MONTE-CARLO – MONUMENTAL –  THE NEW ART INSTALLATION – The cards are playing out! Let your imagination run wild in front of this monumental house of cards in the Atrium of the Casino de Monte-Carlo. Between elegance and grandeur, the new installation immerses you in your secret garden and your child’s soul. At the heart of a majestic colonnade and the marbled floor which has been trodden by the legendary dances of Sean Connery and Kim Basinger in “Never Say Never”, the ephemeral installation is the ideal setting for new scenes that we would like to immortalize forever. All in transparency and in material, this immense structure with sparkling and luminous contrast of more than 5 meters pays homage to play and art. Until December 4, 2020, by playing at the gaming tables, having a drink at the  lounge bar Europe, savoring a meal at the Train Bleu restaurant or at the Salon Rose restaurant, enjoy a moment of grace in the Atrium and share your best stories with #CasinoMonteCarlo.

Until December 6 2020 – HÔTEL DE PARIS – Delicious panettone by Le Louis XV-Alain Ducasse is now available to buy – Anyone who has ever tasted one will remember it… And now, the team at Le Louis XV-Alain Ducasse à l’Hôtel de Paris is delighted to be able to offer them for sale. Location: collection from the restaurant reception from Thursday to SundayTimes: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.Prices: €30 (500g), €50 (1kg), €100 (2kg) – Reservations: by telephone between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. (Thursday to Sunday) or via email to adhp@sbm.mcReservations required 72 hours in advanceWith several sizes available – 500g (approx. 6 slices), 1kg, and even 2kg – there’s something to suit everyone, from the most sensible to the most indulgent… Sandro Micheli and his team have stayed faithful to the traditional Italian recipe, with classic flavours of nuts and vanilla elevated by the milk chocolate, dark chocolate and candied orange filling. Combined with clever kneading and plenty of skill, the end result is incredible, and feather-light…There’s never a bad time to enjoy panettone: during a romantic breakfast or family brunch, as part of a hearty teatime spread, or even an unusual yet tasty dinnertime treat. It’s the perfect gift for any occasion.

05 – 07 November 2020 – 100% VIRTUAL AMWC – AMWC 2020 GOES VIRTUAL ONLY! Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Medicine World Congress – Under the scientific supervision of the World Society of Interdisciplinary Anti-Aging Medicine (WOSIAM), the conference will feature a highly interactive, stimulating and multidisciplinary program and will provide the ideal forum to stimulate ideas, educate, share expertise, initiate intense discussions and extend networking opportunities. Many distinguished physicians, medical experts and scientists have joined the faculty and will take part in this congress.


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