by Ilaria Sismondini

Dear Followers, on this October 2021 just few events have been postponed due to the pandemic in Monte-Carlo. I am sure you will be able to enjoy some important events and many warm and serene days in Monte-Carlo!

POSTPONED – “LA PRINCIPAUTÉ DE MONACO, EIGHT CENTURIES OF BOTANICAL RARITIES AND NATURAL JEWELS IN AN ENVIRONMENT OF EXTRAORDINARY VALUE” by Debora FARNETANI –  With great regret we inform you that we unfortunately have to move to another date, which will be specified, the event “La Principauté de Monaco, eight centuries of botanical rarities and natural jewels in an environment of extraordinary value” by Debora FARNETANI, already foreseen for 30 September 2021. More info – Italo MURATORE – ODP <>

3 October 2021, at 6 pm  – AUDITORIUM RAINIER III – GRAND SEASON SERIES  – As a prelude to the Albert I Commemoration, symphonic concert by the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Kazuki Yamada with Daniel Lozakovich, violin. Music by Victor De Sabata, Jean Sibelius and Claude Debussy

From October 3 to October 31 – RESORT MONTE-CARLO SOCIÉTÉ DES BAINS DE MER – THE CULINARY WEEKS OF MONTE-CARLO SOCIÉTÉ DES BAINS DE MER – Gourmet and original themes to (re) discover the good restaurants of the Resort continue taking people on a journey through cuisines from elsewhere while (re) discovering the well-known or lesser-known addresses that offer the Resort Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer its culinary diversity, through menus accessible to all, this is the new bet of Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer with Culinary Weeks. Until October 3 – MONTE-CARLO BEACH – LE DECK & GREEK CUISINE – The brasserie, Le Deck, with its exceptional panorama over the bay of Monaco, opens up even more to the sea, offering the essentials of Greek cuisine every lunchtime. A lover of sharing dishes and sun-drenched products, chef Pascal Garrigues will meet at Monte-Carlo Beach to end the 2021 Monte-Carlo Beach season in style. From October 11 to 17 – ONE MONTE-CARLO – MADA ONE & CARIBBEAN CUISINE – Located in the One Monte-Carlo district, the Mada One is a must-see for Monegasques for its Snackonomy concept imagined by Martinican chef Marcel Ravin. For this thematic week, Mada One is embracing the scents of the Caribbean, and throughout the day will offer the delicacies of the islands to experience an Indian summer full of flavors and colors. From 25 to 31 October – HOTEL HERMITAGE MONTE-CARLO – LIMÙN & VEGETAL CUISINE – Each day its cooked vegetable, facing the customer in the heart of the Beaumarchais lobby of the Hotel Hermitage Monte-Carlo: it is the thematic week of Limùn. Following the concept of “from the land to the plate”, chef Jean-Philippe Borro and his teams will introduce the wonderful products of the hotel’s vegetable garden delicately sublimated. Culinary weeks in complete serenity with Monte-Carlo Cares – Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer has set up, for the safety of its customers and employees, the Monte-Carlo Cares program, a health system certified by Bureau Veritas, so that the most exclusive of destinations in Europe is also the safest. Practical information and reservations: Monte-Carlo Beach – Le Deck: +377 98 06 51 00Mada One: +377 98 06 68 68Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo – Limùn: +377 98 06 98 – Entry prohibited at least 18 years old and mandatory identity check – (From November 15 to January 21 the culinary weeks of will continue at the Monte-Carlo Casino – Salon Rose *: +377 98 06 24 05 – Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort – L’Orange Verte: +377 98 06 03 60 – Café de Paris Monte-Carlo: +377 98 06 76 23 – Thermes Marins Monte-Carlo – L’Hirondelle: +377 98 06 69 30 – stay in touch!)


05 – 07 October,  2021 – GRIMALDI FORUM – SPORTEL MONACO 2021 – SPORTEL is the world’s leading brand in the Sports Content Media Rights and Technology Convention market place. Every year, the key stakeholders from across the globe attend SPORTEL events for targeted business meetings, insightful knowledge sharing and decisive deal making. Stay ahead of the game with SPORTEL!

06 October, 2021 – SEA CLUB – MERIDIEN -BEACH PLAZA – 9th MONACO BUSINESS 2021 – 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 analyzes the current challenges in terms of the economy, and gives businessmen the means to increase their success. In addition to the exhibition area, conferences and round tables follow one another throughout the day. Monaco Business 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. Monaco Business brings together leading companies in their sectors and the most dynamic and innovative companies.

07 October, 2021 – GRIMALDI FORUM  – THURSDAY LIVE SESSIONS – WILL BARBER – Blues, country and rock! He’s unusual because he surrounds himself with sounds we have forgotten. He reminds us of Pink Floyd, Creedence, Lynyrd or even the Rolling Stones and the most obscure bluesmen like the guitar player folks of Greenwich. He took part in The Voice-Sixth edition which was a real challenge for him. Together with his particular musical style inspired by country music and blues, he wanted to confront with the opinion of professionals and he wished to convince the coaches with his cover version of Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick In The Wall “. The video is a hit and has accumulated… 75 million views on Youtube! Since then, Will Barber has been performing in France and Europe, always in his overalls with Weissenborn guitar in hand.  Free admission 6:30 p.m. Reservations recommended: +377 9999 3000 On-site parking, nightly rate from 7 p.m., 0.60c/hour

8 October 2021, at 8 pm – OPERA DE MONTE-CARLO – SALLE GARNIER – RECITAL – ANGELA GHEORGHIU – Lyric recital by Angela Gheorghiu, soprano with Jeff Cohen, piano, organised by the Opéra de Monte-Carlo. The programme includes works by Durante, Paisiello, Bellini, Donizetti, Tosti, Respighi, Schumann, R. Strauss, Rachmaninov, Rameau, Martini, Debussy, Massenet, Brediceanu, Stephanescu, Flotow and Satie

From 8 October to Saturday 27 November 2021 – ONE MONTE-CARLO – HAUSER & WIRTH  – RITA ACKERMANN – In the artist’s first exhibition at Hauser & Wirth Monaco, Hungarian-born, New York-based Rita Ackermann presents a brand-new body of works from her Mama series which began in 2019. The exhibition consists of paintings on canvas which reveal her persisting interrogation of line, colour and form. In Ackermann’s new suite of Mama paintings, repeated imagery is often combined with vivid swathes of colour, giving her work an enigmatic visual component that oscillates between abstraction and figuration. Ackermann’s approach of layering and visible complexity makes the works ultimately unknowable, eluding any efforts to be read as stories.

The radical indeterminacy of the works is what makes them living, breathing entities separate from the artist’s hand. Ackermann says of her works: ‘As soon as an image becomes clear or readable, in the very same moment it loses its own meaning in another form. The painting keeps everything well hidden, cloaked in great secrecy. The painting contains of multitude of transparent line figures and forms. This multitude should evoke simplicity and sincerity rather than any sort of sophistication. The picture must fall a thousand times but each time it picks itself up again to fulfill its mission to serve the unknowable, unnamable, anew. When a painting begins it must constantly begin anew, as though there was never a predecessor. Each painting has to start from the lowest level to build itself up no matter what level its predecessor accomplished. Sophistication is unnecessary. Painting doesn’t require complicated thinking, but sincerity. Information :Tuesday to Saturday | from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

10 October 2021, at 3 pm OPÉRA DE MONTE-CARLO – SALLE GARNIER – GRAND SEASON SERIES –  Symphonic concert by the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Ton Koopman with Sibylle Duchesne, violin, Delphine Perrone, cello, Matthieu Petitjean, oboe and Arthur Menrath, bassoon. Music by Christoph Willibald Gluck, Joseph Haydn, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Until 10 October, 2021 – MONTE-CARLO BEACH CLUB – Enjoy the Autumn nice and warm days in a venue where relaxation and terrace lunches are more and more appealing. It’s the perfect time to enjoy the paradise of Monte-Carlo Beach Club and its Olympic-sized pool. In this dreamlike atmosphere on the Mediterranean coast, the private beach and Olympic-sized pool are ideal for unwinding. The terrace at Le Deck restaurant is the perfect spot for a laid-back lunch break. Don’t bother looking elsewhere: Monte-Carlo Beach Club takes care of everything, for maximum relaxation. Information: Price: €95/person – Lunch on Le Deck (main dish, dessert, coffee and filtered water) – Deck chair included for the day – Weekends and public holidays not included

13 October 2021, at 8 pm  – AUDITORIUM RAINIER III – GRAND SEASON SERIES – Piano recital with Krystian Zimerman. Music by Bach, Brahms and Chopin

13-15 October, 2021 – MONTE-CARLO COUNTRY CLUB – TENNIS EUROPE JUNIOR MASTERS MONTE-CARLO  – Tennis Europe has published the first official ‘Race to Monte-Carlo’ rankings of 2021 following the return of the Junior Tour’s biggest events. The top 8 players of the 14 and 16 & Under age categories qualify to take part at the season-ending Tennis Europe Junior Masters. At this early stage, the 16 & Under boys’ race is headed by Slovenia’s Ziga Svec, winner in Siauliai (LTU) earlier this year. Dutch player Rose Marie Nijkamp heads the girls’ list, on the strength of her Istanbul title and a runner-up spot in Pancevo. The 14 & Under lists are dominated by Russian players, following last week’s inaugural Super Category tournament of 2021, the Christmas Cup. The boys’ runner-up, Egor Gorin, is in pole position having reached six finals (including one title win) so far this season. On the girls’ side, we again find the Christmas Cup runner-up leading the Race: Ksenia Smirnova failed to win her third title of the season but did manage to build some space between herself and the chasing pack. Former champions of the Junior Masters include the likes of Rafa Nadal, Kim Clijsters, Alex Zverev and Belinda Bencic.

13 – 16 October,  2021 GRIMALDI FORUM – CYBERSECURITY ASSISES – The unmissable event for cybersecurity experts! The Assises are the meeting place for cybersecurity players. It is a model based on meeting and discovering the most important solution providers. It saves a lot of time for managers. One-to-one meetings are an opportunity for decision-makers and suppliers to have privileged exchanges in a friendly and professional environment. A unique meeting place to reflect on current and future cyber issues. Experience 4 days of business and discussions on cybersecurity at the Assises! On the program: one-to-one meeting between suppliers and decision-makers, live demonstrations and feedback, conferences, expert round tables and workshops on major trends in the sector, a unique networking space for all participants wishing exchange, share and learn.

 October 15, 2021 – LE LOUIS XV – ALAIN DUCASSE A L’HOTEL DE PARIS – LUNCH & DINNER AT LE LOUIS XV BY ALAIN DUCASSE AND MICHEL GUERARD – Michel Guérard is considered one of the founding fathers of French nouvelle cuisine. At his 3 Michelin-starred restaurant, he is tireless in his exploration and reinvention of food as we know it. Alain Ducasse joined Guérard’s team in 1975, while he was still a budding talent. Now at the helm of around 30 restaurants across 11 countries, Ducasse promotes sustainable food and mindful use of natural resources. For this exceptional lunch and dinner service, the two Landes-born chefs and their teams will be bringing diners a menu of elegance, simplicity and creativity, designed with the utmost respect for their beloved natural world. For more information: Price: €600/person (drinks included)Times: 12:30 for lunch & 19:30 for dinner BOOKINGS+377 98 06 88 64+377 98 06 88 64 – Set menu at lunch and at dinner

15 -17 October 2021 – YACHT CLUB DE MONACO – BAIE DE MONACO – Sailing: the Trophée Grimaldi, organised by the Yacht Club de Monaco and Yacht Club de Sanremo  and Final of the Smeralda 888, organised by the Yacht Club of Monaco.

From October 16th, 2021 to April 17th, 2022 every Saturday from 3 p.m. at 6 p.m. – EIFFEL MEZZANINE AT THE HÔTEL HERMITAGE MONTE-CARLO – A “TEA” MOMENT TO INFINITE DELIGHTS … A scent of tea, pastries and scones take hold of the Eiffel Mezzanine at the Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo and invites you on a journey to elegant pleasures to enhance tea time – Traditional, sweet and savory or High Tea, tea time will be infinitely chic! Information: Every Saturday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Prices: 3 formulas from 28 € – Tea & Pastry Formula – 28 € | a hot drink and a pastry from the cart. Complete tea formula – 55 € | a hot drink, a selection of sweet and savory dishes and a jar of honey to take away from the beehives of the Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo. Full Tea Formula & glass of Champagne 70 € | a glass of champagne, a hot drink, a selection of sweet and savory dishes and a jar of honey to take away from the beehives of the Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo – IMPORTANT: Reservations are required. – Masks are compulsory for customers who have not yet been seated. – Each table may seat a maximum of 10 people (except at Monte-Carlo Beach: 6 people maximum). – Bar and counter services are not permitted. PLEASE ENSURE YOU ARE AWARE OF THE SANITARY MEASURES AND ENTRY CONDITIONS

16 and 17 October 2021 – TERRASSES DU CASINO – 52ND INTERNATIONAL FLOWER ARRANGING COMPETITION  – On the theme “Culinary Art Around The World”, organised by the Garden Club de Monaco.

17 October, 2021, at 6 pm – AUDITORIUM RAINIER III – GRAND SEASON SERIES – Symphonic concert by the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Dmitry Matvienko with Mario Brunello, cello. Music by Anatoli Liadov, Antonín Dvorak, and Alexander Borodin

20 October 2021, at 6.30 pm – AUDITORIUM RAINIER III – MUSICAL HAPPY HOUR – Chamber music concert by the Goldberg Trio with Liza Kerob, violin, Federico Andres Hood, viola, and Thierry Amadi, cello. Music by Joseph Haydn and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

From Wednesday 20 to Sunday 24 October 2021 – 5TH MONTE-CARLO E-RALLY – 21ST MONTE-CARLO ZENN RALLY, organised by the Automobile Club de Monaco

21 October, 2021 AT 8 pm – GRIMALDI FORUM – LANG LANG CONCERT – Lang Lang will perform Bach’s Goldberg Variations – A charismatic pianist, Lang Lang has no equal to electrify the crowds. In Monaco on 21 October 2021, Lang Lang will perform Bach’s Goldberg Variations: one of the most celebrated masterpieces in the history of classical music. His latest album ‘Goldberg Variations’ is already available.

21, 22 and 23 October 2021 at 7 :30 pm – OPERA DE MONTE-CARLO – SALLE GARNIER – Représentations chorégraphiques : “Roméo et Juliette” de Jean-Christophe Maillot par La Compagnie des Ballets de Monte-Carlo

23 October, 2021 – THE GRAND MASKED BALL – HÔTEL DE PARIS MONTE-CARLO – The home of an unforgettable experience that brings together guests from around the world to live a magical illusion and share a dream in which everything is possible. Imagine the streets filled with luxurious and festive outfits, experiencing the Grand Masked Ball in Monaco is like going back in time. One can wander the streets, hiding behind a costume and a mask, participate in a show or attending a mysterious masked ball!

23 October 2021, 8.30 p.m. –  EGLISE SAINTE-DÉVOTE the Ukrainian organist Tania DOVGAL will give an organ concert in the Sainte-Dévote church (place Sainte-Dévote, in front of the port of Monaco). Free entrance.

23 October 2021, at 8 pm – AUDITORIUM RAINIER III – GRAND SEASON SERIES – Symphonic concert by the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Bernard Labadie with Emmanuel Pahud, flute. Music by Joseph Martin Kraus, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Christoph Willibald Gluck, and Joseph Haydn.

26 – 28 October, 2021 – GRIMALDI FORUM – ONE TO ONE RETAIL E-COMMERCE MONACO – 10TH EDITION – 3 days of conferences, business & networking organized by experts for experts. One to One Monaco is the major meeting place for all market players and major decision-makers in Retail and E-commerce. For its 10th edition, the One to One Monaco will take place from October 26 to 28 at the Grimaldi Forum Monaco. Program:  For this 10th edition, the future of e-commerce will be more than ever at the heart of the debates!  As every year, an Editorial board composed of the best experts of the sector defines the topics of the plenary conferences. 5 keynotes and more than 130 workshops will be presented throughout the three days. For 10 years now, renowned speakers attended One to One Monaco: Dominique VIDAL, ex CEO of Yahoo; Hiroshi MIKITANI, founder of RAKUTEN, leader in Japan e-commerce; Enrique MARTINEZ, CEO of FNAC Darty; Brian WONG, Vice President and Director Global Initiatives & AGLA, Alibaba Group. More than 7200 business meetings – Targeted business meetings to provide solutions to problems and future investment projects. Nearly 2000 selected participants – A real network of experts. The best references in the sector. Info

27 October 2021, at 8 pm – AUDITORIUM RAINIER III – GRAND SEASON SERIES- Piano recital with Daniil Trifonov. Music by Johannes Brahms and Johann Sebastian Bach

28 octobre 2021, at 8:30 pm – THEATRE PRINCESSE GRACE – “Clara Haskil, Prélude et Fugue” de

29 – 30 octobre, at 7 :30 pm and 31 octobre 2021, at 3 pm – OPERA DE MONTE-CARLO – SALLE GARNIER – Représentations chorégraphiques : “Bach on Track 61” de Jean-Christophe Maillot et “Memoriam” de Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui par La Compagnie des Ballets de Monte-Carlo

Sunday 31 October 2021, at 6 pm – AUDITORIUM RAINIER III – GRAND SEASON SERIES – Symphonic concert by the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Lawrence Foster with Rudolf Buchbinder, piano and Nicole Foster, narrator. Music by Michael Tilson Thomas, George Enescu, and Ludwig van Beethoven.

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