The Printemps des Arts Festival illuminates Monaco

Дата публикации: 11.03.2024
Starting on 13 March and running until 7 April, the 40th Festival du Printemps des Arts de Monte-Carlo is a celebration of artistic creativity, blending different art forms to showcase a plethora of unique talents.

The event encompasses a variety of artistic fields, ranging from concerts and operas to painting, photography, and theatre.  In the words of H.R.H. the Princess of Hanover, President of the Festival du Printemps des Arts since 1984, it is an “invariable, eternal cycle, like the changing of the seasons.”

This 40th Printemps des Arts continues the theme explored since 2022, inspired by a quote from the composer Guillaume de Machaut, “My end is my beginning”, with “The Song of the Earth” as its central theme. The original piece by Gustav Mahler has considerable topical relevance, and aligns with the Principality’s environmental commitments questioning our relationship with the Earth and its future.  The symphony will be interpreted in a trilogy of different ways: a performance of the original version by the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra (6 April), a poetic adaptation by Reinbert de Leeuw and performed by the Het Collectief (16 March), and finally a creation by the composer and conductor Laurent Cuniot (29 March).

The Printemps des Arts is more than a mere festival of music and art. It brings people together, through a series of events curated to promote dialogue between artists, specialists, and audiences, including lectures, masterclasses, a musical dinner, interactive workshops, after-parties, and more. The Printemps des Arts is not just for adults, but children too, with events created for families and young audiences, so art lovers of all ages can enjoy the experience. The Festival is free for under 25s. 

Highlights of the 40th Printemps des Arts:

  • “Carte blanche” concerts by Henri Demarquette (15 and 17 March), the Quatuor Modigliani (21 and 22 March), and the conductor Laurence Equilbey leading the Insula Orchestra (23 and 24 March)
  • A musical journey through the art of Pier Paolo Calzolari at the Nouveau Musée National de Monaco (24 March and 7 April)
  • Musical dinner by Yannick Alléno at the Hôtel Hermitage, accompanied by the violinist David Haroutunian (27 March)
  • "Family” concert by The Amazing Keystone Big Band, with a jazz version of the Carnival of the Animals (31 March)
  • Operatic performance “Their Master’s Voice”, with Cecilia Bartoli and John Malkovich closing the festival (7 April)


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