French music for harpsichord recital 1
The Principality’s very own spring arts festival, Le Festival Printemps des Arts de Monte Carlo, is back this week with another offering of quality concerts. The first concert of the day will see Pierre Hantaï perform an impressive selection of French pieces, which he will bring back to life with the Harpsichord.
The concert will commence at 14:30 in the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco. Further details regarding the concert can be found here. However, tickets are currently unavailable online.
Bibilolo – the spectacle of Arno Fabre and his funny machines
Le Festival Printemps des Arts returns on Monday with a very different concert. ‘Bibilolo’ is a chamber opera by Marc Monnet and is staged by Arno Fabre, who brings to the mix a selection of manipulated objects and electronic keyboards.
“It will be a ballet for plastic animals, radio-controlled excavators, exterminating robots and cast shadows.” said Fabre on a show that is fit for viewing by everyone.
Unlike the previous concert, ‘Bibilolo’ will begin at 16:00 in the Theatre des Varietes. Further details can be found here. However, tickets for this concert are also currently unavailable online.
Harpsichord masterclass with Andreas Staier
Le Festival Printemps des Arts continues this week with another harpsichord performance. From 14:00 until 17:00 at the Auditorium Rainier III, Andreas Staier will lead a harpsichord masterclass.
To discover more, click here. Entry is free but subject to availability, as reservation is required on +377 97 98 32 90
French music for harpsichord recital 2
The festival carries on into the weekend with the second recital of three in the French music for harpsichord concert collection. On this occasion, Olivier Baumont will perform a selection of French music as part of a program that spans two centuries.
Baumont is widely considered to be one of the greatest harpsichordists today, and on Saturday, April 10 he will take guests from the time of Molière to the end of the Ancien Régime with his harpsichord.
French music for harpsichord recital 3
Andreas Staier returns on Saturday, April 10 to conclude the ‘French music for harpsichord’ collection of recitals. For the third and final recital, Staier will perform the music of d’Anglebert, Couperin and Forqueray.
The final performance of the 2021 edition of Le Festival Printemps des Arts de Monte Carlo is a concert that focuses on the works of Franz Liszt. This concert promises to contain rare works and as such is not to be missed.
Taking to the stage will be Gergely Madaras as a conductor, Ivo Kahánek on the Piano and the much adored Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra.
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: Bibilolo