Tuesday 29

Happy Hour Musical – Musique de chambre

Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra, 22/23 season under the Presidency of HRH the Princess of Hanover presents “Chamber Music” with lyoung Chae (violin), Adela Urcan (violin), Ying Xion (viola), Thibault Leroy (cello), Anne Maugue (flute), Sophia Steckeler (harp), Véronique Audard (clarinet). Music by Debussy, Ravel, and Turina.

On Tuesday, November 29, at 18:30 at the Auditorium Rainier III. Discover more and reserve your ticket at the OPMC website.

MonacoUSA Networking

The special guest will be award-winning composer and conductor BRUNO MANTOVANI, who is Artistic Director of the Monaco Printemps des Arts Music Festival.  M. Mantovani will announce the calendar of concerts and innovative public events planned for next spring’s Festival, including some surprises for members and friends of MonacoUSA.

Participants at the November 29 Networking can win concert tickets that night as well as buy discounted tickets. Plus, there will be music!

On Tuesday 29 at 18:00 till 20:00 on the StarDeck at Stars’n’Bars.

Jazz and Modern music – Monte-Carlo Jazz festival 2022

A mix of jazz and pop music performed by students of Monaco’s Academie Rainier III on Tuesday, November 29, at 19:00, at the Opéra de Monte-Carlo – Salle Garnier. Free entry.

Scattered Clouds – film

The Audiovisual Institute of Monaco presents a 1967 film Scattered Clouds by Mikio Naruse. Naruse is the filmmaker portraying women who suffer in silence, or entrapped in unattainable happiness. His cinema is nowhere better encapsulated than in his final movie, a work of exquisite beauty.

On Tuesday, November 29, at 20:00 at the Théâtre des Variétés. Discover more at the Tout l’art du cinéma website.

Wednesday 30

El Sombrero de tres picos – Concert for a Young Audience

Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra presents El Sombrero de tres picos with Philippe Béran (conductor), Joan Mompart (stage adaptation and narration). Music by De Falla.

On Wednesday, November 30, at 15:00 at the Auditorium Rainier III. Discover more at the OPMC website.

Primavera Art Monaco evening

Join us for an evening at the studio of Monaco based British artist Toby Wright. Known primarily for his landscapes and portraits painted from real life. His most recent commission was a historic 13-person group portrait for Monaco’s Oceanographic Museum. It represents for the first time since 1909, the museum’s counsel of administrators under
Prince Albert II of Monaco. For more info please contact Holly Hayward at info@hollyhayward.co.uk.

Sofiane Pamart plus Cécile McLorin Salvant & Sullivan Fortner – Monte – Carlo Jazz Festival 2022

Two concerts at the Salle Garnier feature Sofiane Pamart, one of the top 10 most streamed Classical Music Artists in the world in 2021…

and Cécile McLorin Salvant & Sullivan Fortner

On Wednesday, November 30, at 20:30 at the Opéra de Monte-Carlo – Salle Garnier. Discover more at the SBM website.

Thursday 1

Mothers of Africa curry evening

After a long Covid delay ‘Mothers of Africa’ are pleased to announce a get together evening at the ‘Indian Star’ restaurant in Beausoleil on Thursday 1st December 2022 at 19.30.

You can find out all about their new nursery school in Shiyala, Zambia just completed as well as their other current projects.

A special menu for 35 euros per person is arranged. This is at cost and no additional amount has been added for the charity. Please contact Brett Barling at brettb@monaco.mc to secure a reservation and give your menu choice. Places are limited to 25.

The Normal Heart – theatre

An evening in aid of Fight Aids Monaco, to mark World Aids Day. The Théâtre Princesse Grace will be staging a performance of The Normal Heart by American author and playwright Larry Kramer, who also founded Act Up. Translated and directed by Virginie de Clausade, with a cast including Dimitri Storoge, Thomas Espinéra, Joss Berlioux, and Déborah Grall. On Thursday, December 1 at 20:00 at the Théâtre Princesse Grace. Discover more and reserve ypur tickets here.

Let’s Get Lost – Chet Baker Tribute – Monte – Carlo Jazz Festival 2022

Cinema screening of “Let’s Get Lost” by Bruce Weber in tribute to Chet Baker, organised in partnership with the Audiovisual Institute of Monaco. A mix of archive footage and witness accounts, this documentary (in English) relates to the life and legend of trumpet player Chet Baker, the “James Dean of Jazz”.

On Thursday, December 1, at 20:30 at the Opéra de Monte-Carlo – Salle Garnier. Discover more and reserve your ticket here.

Mission Enfance Jumble Christmas Sale- Braderie Mission Enfance 2022

Come and discover all the second-hand items prepared by our volunteers: baby, child and adult clothes, shoes and accessories, toys, books, childcare equipment, household linen, knick-knacks…

The proceeds from this sale will be used to finance container shipments and to support the humanitarian programmes of their mission in Burkina Faso. On Thursday, December 1 & Friday, December 2 from 10:00 to 18:00 at the 19 avenue des Papalins.

Discover more at the Mission Enfance website.

Friday 2

Annual Gala Dinner for Ukraine

The Elina Svitolina Foundation will hold an auction during its Annual Gala, which will be held for the first time at the Yacht Club of Monaco. The funds raised during this evening placed under the High Patronage of His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco will be used to finance the programs set up by the Foundation since 2019 including post-war Ukrainian tennis recovery program, but also to continue the logistical and material support provided to the families of beneficiaries severely impacted by the war in Ukraine. Elina Svitolina is the Ukrainian number one tennis player who has set many national records. She has won 16 singles tournaments in the WTA (Women’s Tennis Association). On Friday, December 2 at the Yacht Club of Monaco. Discover more here.

Christmas Village

On the theme “Christmas in Spitsbergen” and organised by Monaco City Hall, the traditional stands, stalls and chalets take up residence every year on Quai Albert Ier, amid the magnificent festive decorations and lights. From Friday, December 2 to Monday, January 2, 2023 at the Port Hercule de Monaco.

Roller Trail

Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer is offering, for the first time ever, a roller skating rink for young and old alike! Experience the magic of the holidays at the heart of the Place du Casino as the Café de Paris Monte-Carlo is turned into a welcoming chalet. Watch all the fun of the winter trail from the terrace and enjoy a gourmet break with waffles and mulled wine, which is sure to warm you up at any time of the day! From Friday December 2 to Sunday, January 8, 2023 at the Place du Casino. Discover more here.

Melody Gardot – Monte – Carlo Jazz Festival 2022

American singer-songwriter Melody Gardot is set to return in 2022 for a concert on the legendary stage of the Opéra Garnier Monte-Carlo on Friday, December 2, at 20:30.

Discover more and reserve your tickets here.

Saturday 3

Ecumenical Kermesse 2022

Popular annual Kermesse ecumenique raises money for charities selling used books and electrical goods and home-made cakes. On Saturday, December 3 at the Chapiteau Monaco in Fontvieille from 10:00 till 18:00.

Japan in Monaco

Made in Japan, a unique event to discover the products, information and culture of Japan at the Grimaldi Forum, Hall DIAGHILEV. On Saturday, December 3 and Sunday, December 4. Discover more on the Gromaldi Forum website.

Around the World in 80 Days – musical

Embark on an epic journey to the end of the Earth with this musical adaptation of the classic Jules Verne novel! The new show by the creators of the Molière award-nominated musical “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer”! A musical for everyone aged 4 to 77, produced by Double D Productions (David Rozen and David Rebouh). From Saturday 3 at 20:30 to Sunday December 4 at 14.30 at the Grimaldi Forum Monaco.

Discover more and reserve your tickets at the Grimaldi Forum website.

Richard Galliano – Anouar Brahem – Monte – Carlo Jazz Festival 2022

Anouar Brahem Quartet will present his latest creation inspired by instrumental music, while Richard Galliano will demonstrate an alternative jazz approach with the New Tango and New Musette presenting his New York Tango Trio. Two concerts at Opéra de Monte-Carlo – Salle Garnier on Saturday 3, at 20:30. Discover more and reserve your tickets here.

Sunday 4

The Voices of Arsis – concert

Advent concert with the soloists of Arsis. Catherine Gamberoni, pianist. Music to be performed includes pieces by Saint-Saëns, Haendel, Vivaldi, Bach, Franck, Massene, ending woth Saint Saëns’ Christmas Oratorio. On Sunday, December 4 at 3 pm, Eglise Saint-Nicolas, Fontvieille. Free entry, donations welcome.

Arcadi Volodos Recital

Arcadi Arcadievich Volodos, a Russian pianist and composer will perform music by Federico Mompou and Alexandre Scriabine. On Sunday, December 4, at 18:00 at the Auditorium Rainier III. Discover more and reserve your tickets at the OPMC website.

Chilly Gonzales, A Very Chilly Christmas – Monte – Carlo Jazz Festival 2022

Famous for the intimate piano sounds of his best-selling Solo Piano trilogy of albums, but also for his wild performances and compositions, Chilly Gonzales, in his bathrobe and slippers, fills major philharmonic orchestras around the world. He will perform on Sunday, December 4, at 18:00 at the Opéra de Monte-Carlo – Salle Garnier. Discover more and reserve your tickets here.


Monaco on Stage – 100 ans de concerts à Monaco

The immersive exhibition includes corridors marked with autographs, reconstructions of dressing rooms, and some exclusive, never-before-seen content on stars who have performed in Monaco.

It is also an opportunity to discover music from the ‘inside’. Visitors will be able to listen to guitars vibrating to the sound of iconic riffs, enjoy an astounding and unique version of the famous song ‘My Way’, experience the feelings of being onstage as well as learning the ties that bind Ella Fitzgerald and Alicia Keys, or what Céline Dion, Mariah Carey and Josephine Baker have in common.

Monaco Onstage – 100 ans de concerts à Monaco – promises a musical and visual experience like no other.

Until Saturday December 31, from 13:00 to 19:00 at Salle d’Exposition du Quai Antoine Ier.

Free admission, tours with commentary (information available on site).
Closed December 25, 2022.

Looking forward

Handel’s Messiah will be performed in Monaco on Saturday December 10 at 19:00 at St. Paul’s Anglican Church (22 avenue de Grande Bretagne). The concert will be conducted by Errol Girdlestone, with soloists Elenor Bowers-Jolley (soprano), Fleur Barron (mezzo-soprano), Gavan Ring (tenor) et Simon Bailey (bass), and the Ristretto Chamber Choir and Orchestra.  Tickets 30€ are available via the FNAC or by reservation @ 06 83 53 23 50, ristrettovoices06@gmail.com

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