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Prince’s Carabinieri Orchestra play in Times Square

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A unique concert was given in Times Square by the OCP. © Frédéric Nebinger / Communication Department

A Monegasque delegation spent two days in New York to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Monaco joining the United Nations. The Prince’s Carabinieri Orchestra gave two concerts.

On the first day, they played inside the iconic United Nations General Assembly Hall, performing Monaco’s national anthem in front of Prince Albert II, Princess Stéphanie and several hundred guests.

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The first concert took place in the General Assembly Hall of the United Nations, in front of several hundred guests. © Communication Department / Frédéric Nebinger

The following day, Tuesday 20 June, the Prince’s Carabinieri Orchestra gave another concert in the iconic Times Square, this time accompanied by the NYPD Police Band, the New York equivalent of the Monegasque orchestra.

Local residents were treated to the famous song from Disney’s The Jungle Book. “The Bare Necessities” was played by the 30 musicians of the OCP.

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The New York police force regularly invites and performs with orchestras from all over the world. It was an unforgettable experience. “It was exceptional, it was unique, it was a moment in history. We are very proud, very lucky to have been able to take part,” Olivier Dréan, Conductor of the Prince’s Carabinieri Orchestra, told Monaco Info.

“Diplomacy can take many forms, and music and culture are essential aspects of it,” said Isabelle Berro-Amadeï, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation.

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