Wednesday 31

Indigo Island – an OPMC concert

The Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra presents this interactive concert for children, from 15:00 at the Auditorium Rainier III. The performance will be directed by Christophe Mangou, while Julie Martigny will narrate.

The audience will also play an important role in the performance, as they are expected to participate through singing and making sound effects.

To discover more, click here. Tickets can be reserved for just five euros here.

Thursday 1

Marginalia – a NMNM exhibition

From April 1, the new national museum of Monaco (NMNM) will open the doors of the Villa Sauber for an intriguing art exhibition. This exhibition is an exploration of comic book art, a young art, which was born at the same time as film.

Nearly 100 artists have contributed to this exhibition, so there should be something in Villa Sauber for every fan of the art. The exhibition will run until September 5, and tickets to it can be reserved for just six euros.

To discover more, click here.

Mademoiselle Julie

The Princess Grace Theatre returns this week with a french production of the play by August Strindberg featuring Anna Mouglalis, Xavier Legrand.

To discover more, click here. Tickets are currently unavailable online, but TPG’s ticket service can be contacted by phone on +377 93 25 32 27.

Friday 2

Masterclass with Vincent Lhermat

The Principality’s very own spring arts festival, Le Festival Printemps des Arts de Monte Carlo, continues this week. The first Printemps des Arts event will see accordionist Vincent Lhermet give a masterclass in the Auditorium Rainier III from 14:00 until 17:00.

Entry is free but is subject to availability so reservation is required on +377 97 98 32 90. To discover more, click here.

Saturday 3

Vienna School concert

Le Festival Printemps des Arts presents an assembly of not one but three concertos, featuring the work of Brahms, Berg, Schönberg, and a special commission from Gérard Pesson. The concert will commence at 15:00 in the Auditorium Rainier III.

To discover more about the event, click here. Tickets can be reserved here.

Sunday 4

Two-part piano concert

Le Festival Printemps des Arts’ final event of the week is a piano concert in two parts, featuring pianists Aline Piboule and Marie Vermeulin. The first part of the concert is dedicated to French music at the end of the 19th century, as Piboule performs the works of Ferroud, Samazeuilh, Decaux and Aubert.

The second part of the concert will see Vermeulin deliver a demanding recital, as she will bring to the front of the stage works rarely visited.

The concert will start at 14:30 in the Salle Garnier of the Monte-Carlo Opera. To discover more, click here, while tickets can be reserved here.

In the cinema this week

Unfortunately, the Cinema des Beaux-Arts has been closed until further notice as a result of restrictions in France and the curfew in the Principality. Look out for updates in future editions of ‘This Week in Monaco’.

Featured image: an artwork on display at the Marginalia exhibition; ‘Paris sera toujours Paris’ 1999 – Collection Privée, Paris © Jean-Claude Mézières