Courtyard of the Prince’s Palace

Monaco98015 Monaco



During the jubilee celebrations for Prince Louis II, it was discovered that the royal courtyard had excellent acoustics because the walls formed a trapezoid and the lack of parallel walls eliminated stationary waves and undesirable echoes. This good fortune has enabled the Palace concerts to have an unusual clarity of sound.
The first four concerts occurred August 19, 22, 25, and 29, 1959 and were conducted by Paul Paray with works by Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms and Strauss. Critics from around Europe came to hear the Orchestra and unanimously claimed it to be one of the best symphonic organizations in Europe.

Music Program

dim. 19 juil., 2015
Valery Gergiev, direction

Alexandre BORODINE — Danses Polovtsiennes
Piotr Ilytch TCHAIKOVSKY — Symphonie n°5

jeu. 23 juil., 2015
James Judd, direction
Ophélie Gaillard, violoncelle

Ernst BLOCH — Schelomo : Rhapsodie hébraïque pour violoncelle et orchestre
Antonín DVOŘÁK — Symphonie n°9 "du Nouveau Monde"

dim. 26 juil., 2015
Gianluigi Gelmetti, direction
Boris Belkin, violon
Chœur Régional Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur

Gabriel FAURÉ — Pavane
Max BRUCH — Concerto pour violon n°1
Maurice RAVEL — Daphnis et Chloé, suite n°2

jeu. 30 juil., 2015
Pedro Halffter, direction
Annick Massis, soprano

Vocalise n°14
Symphonie n°2

dim. 02 août, 2015
Emmanuel Krivine, direction
Boris Giltburg, piano

Franz LISZT — Les Préludes
Edvard GRIEG — Concerto pour piano
George GERSHWINL — Un Américain à Paris

jeu. 06 août, 2015
Tomas Netopil, direction
Boris Berezovsky, piano

Aram KHATCHATOURIAN — Concerto pour piano
Piotr Ilytch TCHAIKOVSKY — Symphonie n°4