NEW WORKS, RESIDENCY AND MASTER CLASSES

NEW WORKS AT THE FESTIVAL

This year, creation takes pride of place, with four new works! Four composers have the floor, each with his individual voice and unique sound world. Sebastian Rivas has created a sensualist work (Snow on her lips…) for female performer and three instrumentalists plus electronic music and video projection. Frédéric Durieux unveils his String Quartet no. 2 (Diario Ellittico). Inspired by the incredible sounds of the accordion, Gérard Pesson has dedicated a concerto to the instrument (Chante en morse durable). Marco Stoppa gives us Six études paradoxales, for solo piano. Great discoveries not to be missed!

SUNDAY 14 MARCH – 6pm
Tunnel Riva

Sebastian Rivas, Snow on her lips…, monodrama for one performer, 3 dolls and 4 technicians – a Printemps des Arts de Monte-Carlo commission

FRIDAY 26 MARCH – 8.30pm
Opéra Garnier

Frédéric Durieux, Diario Ellittico, création pour quatuor à cordes – a ProQuartet and Printemps des Arts de Monte-Carlo co-commission

SATURDAY 3 APRIL – 8.30pm
Auditorium Rainier III

Gérard Pesson, Chante en morse durable, création pour accordéon et orchestre – a Printemps des Arts de Monte-Carlo commission

SUNDAY 4 APRIL – 6pm
Opéra Garnier

Marco Stroppa, 6 études paradoxales, création pour piano – a Printemps des Arts de Monte-Carlo commission


GÉRARD PESSON, A COMPOSER IN RESIDENCE

Like Proust, Gérard Pesson constantly invents worlds – sparkling and virtuoso sound worlds, yes, but also story worlds, since he is always writing pieces that are portraits of those around him. Gérard Pesson likes people who listen to him and he confides in them with his music.

Preludes

Friday March 19 – 8.30pm – Opéra Garnier
Stravinskiana I-II-III
Midi/monfort
Gym à la noix
Sans vent
(students from the Beausoleil music school)

Thursday April 1st – 8.30pm – Opéra Garnier
Adieu
La lumière n’a pas de bras pour nous porter pour piano amplifié
(students from the regional conservatory of Nice)

Sunday April 4 – 18h – Opéra Garnier
Origami Chopin et Jeux d’os aux capucins
Speech of clouds
(students from the regional conservatory of Nice)

Dimanche 11 avril – 18h – Auditorium Rainier III
Bazoumana yo
Trois mains vertes sur de vieux airs
Le diable dans le beffroi
Vinteuil: une page retrouvée

(students from the Beausoleil music school and the regional conservatory of Nice)

With the support of the SO.GE.DA.


The master classes: piano, harpsichord and accordion

Some of the Festival’s featured artists will honor us by transmitting their passion to the students of the region’s conservatories. These free masterclasses are open to the public!

Saturday March 20
9am-12pm
Auditorium Rainier III
Bertrand Chamayou, piano

Friday April 2
4pm-7pm
Salle d’honneur de la Société nautique de Monaco
(entrance under the Yacht club on the port side)
Vincent Lhermet, accordion

Friday April 9
16h-19h
Troparium, Auditorium Rainier III
Andreas Staier, clavicembalo


> free admission, subject to seating availability
Reservation necessary +377 97 98 32 90