Piano weekend in Monaco, clocks go forward early Sunday

Photo: Facebook Festival Printemps des Arts de Monte-Carlo
Photo: Facebook Festival Printemps des Arts de Monte-Carlo

As part of the 2017 Printemps des Arts Festival, Monaco celebrates the weekend with sounds of the piano.

After a conference at 6:30 pm dedicated to “the pianistic torture instruments”, as chaired by musicologist David Christoffel, two recitals will take place at the Opera Garnier starting at 8:30 pm, played by Ivo Kahanek and Jean-Efflam Bavouzet. Tickets: €30 (Series 1) or €25 (Series 2).

On Saturday, March 25th, at Auditorium Rainier III, a conference on “The Concerto Whistlers”, chaired by historian Etienne Jardin, takes place at 7 pm, followed by a concert programming pieces from Mozart to Ligeti featuring the piano.

At 4:30 pm Sunday, at the Monaco Yacht Club, a round table bringing together composer Michel Decoust, professors Pierre Chépélov and Frédéric Faupin, and Christian Tourniaire, Director of the Musical Academy Rainier III, will discuss the “teaching music today”. Entrance is free based on seating availability.

Monaco’s piano weekend will close with a Beethoven concert, played by pianist Bruno Leonardo Gelber at 6 pm. Tickets also €30 (Series 1) or €25 (Series 2).

For more on programme information, see the 2017 Printemps des Arts Festival website.

A reminder clocks spring forward from 3 am Sunday March 26, 2017.

Article first published March 24, 2017.