In the presence of Mr Patrice Cellario, Minister of the Interior, Mrs Françoise Gamerdinger, Director of Cultural Affairs, and Mr Julien Burle, Deputy to the Director, the summer season of the Department of Cultural Affairs was presented to the press on Monday.

The International Organ Festival will offer five concerts from June 25 to July 16, 2023, including one exceptional opening concert, which is part of the Commemorations of the Centenary of the birth of Prince Rainier III. The works that will be performed have been commissioned and composed to mark the great moments in the life of Prince Rainier III.

The Requiem by Maurice Duruflé will be given in memoriam by the Maîtrise Notre-Dame de Paris, which is coming to the Principality for the first time. From July 4 to August 1, 2023, eight evenings will take place outdoors, at the Théâtre du Fort Antoine.

For the first time, the Organ Festival will come to Fort Antoine for an interactive musical show interactive for all ages and on July 18, an Open Stage will be held for young talents who are invited to share their passion on the Fort Antoine stage.

Among the highlights of the Commemorations of the Centenary of the birth of the Prince Rainier III, the Department of Cultural Affairs is presenting the exhibition “Rainier III, the Prince builder – An ambition for Monaco”, from July 20 to December 31, 2023, at the Salle exhibition hall at Quai Antoine Ier.

This exhibition, curated by Stéphane Bern journalist and columnist and by Christian Curau, architect-curator of the Prince’s Palace of Monaco, will aim to show how Prince Rainier III, was both a part of historical continuity and innovation.

The Prince showed himself resolutely revolutionary in his urban planning approach, driven by a single ambition: to guarantee the prosperity and well-being of the Monegasques to whom he was united by a bond of affection as much as by a constitutional oath.

Also, as part of these commemorations, the Path of the Rainier III sculptures was launched on May 31 and enables walkers to walk in the public space to discover an open-air museum of nearly 150 sculptures.

Visitors can locate the works on an interactive map and get more information about the sculptures and the artists thanks to QR codes placed nearby. This project was led by the Department of Cultural Affairs in collaboration with the Heritage Institute, the Department of Urban Development and the Interministerial Delegation in charge of the Digital Transition of Monaco.

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ORIGINAL SOURCE & PHOTO: Monaco Government Press Service