The Monegasque orchestra invents a concert format in two parts; at 11 and 15 o’clock, on both sides of the Sunday lunch.
It is set to be called “A beautiful Sunday in Monaco”. The Monte-Carlo Philharmonic proposes for Sunday a new formula: that is the two-part concert which shall take place at 11 am and 3 pm, on both sides of the Sunday lunch. This is part of the art of living in the Principality.
It goes without saying that the concerts will be of superior quality. They will give the audience the chance to hear works that could not be more classical than Mozart and Haydn. And with top soloists: at 11:00, one of the best French pianists, Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (already appreciated last season in the Principality at the Spring of the Arts), performing the magnificent 15th Mozart concerto. Along with the Spanish cellist Pablo Ferrandez, finalist of the great Tchaikovsky international competition in Moscow, playing the famous 2nd concerto for cello by Haydn.
In the afternoon, solo clarinettist of the Berlin Philharmonic, Andreas Ottensamer, will launch into Mozart’s sublime classical concerto. Mozart’s Symphonie Linz will be heard in the morning and Haydn’s Evening Symphony in the afternoon. The evening is indeed the title of the symphony. It seems that it will be played for the first time in the history of the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic since its creation a century and a half ago.
The two concerts will be conducted by the Hungarian Gabor Takacs-Nagy. He’s the founder of the legendary Quatuor Takacs, in 1975 who, after twenty years, in 1995, abandoned this ensemble to become a conductor.
After the concert of Mahler’s Song of the Earth last Sunday, under the memorable direction of Eliahu Inbal – which will remain one of the highlights of the season – Monaco will turn this Sunday to the divine music of Mozart.