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Spring of the Arts

From 19 Mars 2016 to 11 Avril 2016

For 29 years, the Principality of Monaco organizes a big event dedicated to contemporary music from around the world: The Spring Arts festival. Spread over four weekends, the festival reinterprets theclassic music in the mingling of all new creations. The goal is to create a unique music festival of its kind and high quality, which pushes the audience to go beyond their musical habits. Chaired by HRH The Princess of Hanover, the Spring Arts Festival is a flagship event Monaco's cultural life.

History of The Spring Arts

Initially, in 1970, the International Arts Festival was held over several months between December and March. But the Princesse Grâce, who was president, wanted to see the event evolve. She unfortunately died before he could complete the project and it was Caroline, who was charged by his father, Prince Rainier III, to take the project to create a new festival. Whatever we know today is born 1984, taking place during the Easter holidays, four weekends.

The 2014 Spring Arts

Taking place over four weekends from March 20 to April 12, 2015 , the 31st edition of the festival pays tribute to Bach, Sibelius and Donatoni . 18 concerts in 11 places in Monaco and in public partners will include the public to discover three world premieres Pesson Gerard Gilbert Nouno and François Bayle .

The program will bring together on stage in 2015 more than 400 artists including soprano Soile Isokoski star , cellists Marc Coppey , Xavier Phillips and Camille Thomas , pianist Henri Barda , organist Bernard Foucroulle and large formations such as the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France.

To better prepare for the listening of the works , the festival organizes concerts in the preamble , a 12 - animated lectures by musicologists meetings : with a wonderful sense of mediation , they will share their knowledge and passion in a friendly atmosphere . And for budding artists , 4 free master classes give students the opportunity to musicians to confront the "masters."

The adventure of " apartment concerts " starts over again this year, 10 concerts are held in private homes around young talent for intimate and exclusive parties .

Ahead of that Monaco event, the "musical caravan" of the festival will travel ten municipalities of the coast to the hinterland of the Alpes- Maritimes to meet the Riviera listeners.

More information

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-> The complete program of Spring Arts 2013

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