In just a few days, a brand-new series of classical music concerts called the Mosaic Art & Music Festival will launch in Monaco and Saint Jean Cap Ferrat. Here are all the details.
Spread across the two iconic venues of Cap Ferrat’s Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild and the Yacht Club de Monaco, the organisers of the first-ever Mosaic Art & Music Festival say the event will be a “creative hub bringing musicians and music lovers together”.
Speaking about the programme she has helped curate and indeed create, founder Tatiana Svetlova says, “We’re so excited to bring these musicians to the French Riviera. We can promise thrilling concerts that mark our first festival in this part of the world.”
The majority of the events will be held at the stunning Villa Ephrussi, which overlooks the Mediterranean Sea and whose grounds are world-famous for their splendour. The site is worth a trip any time, but next month there will also be the additional draw of four nights of events.
Established pianist Elisabeth Leonskaja is taking part in a concert alongside talented young performer Eveline Berezovsky on 4th October. Together they will perform pieces by Schubert, Stravinsky, Rachmaninoff, Ravel and Shostakovich from 7.30pm.
The following night, also at 7.30pm, Jacques Rovier will be joined by the up-and-coming David Fray for a piano performance featuring the music of Bach, Schubert and Schumann.
At 7.30pm on 8th October, crowds will have a chance to hear the music of Mozart, Beethoven, Debussy, Schumann and Thierry Escaich as played by Edna Stern and Louis-Victor Bak.
Then, on 29th October, Edna Stern returns at 5.30pm for a concert entitled Fire of Black and White, dedicated to two Czech composers, Karel Reiner and Gideon Klein, who were detained in Nazi concentration camps during World War II. Klein died shortly before the end of the war, but his Sonate lives on and will be performed that evening along with Reiner’s Sonate Opus 35 No. 2 ‘Victoire’ Andante. Pieces from Mozart, Schumann and Leos Janacek will also punctuate Stern’s repertoire.
After the concert, the Villa Ephussi will also host a gala dinner occasion from 7.30pm, featuring entertainment by pianist Evgeny Kissin and actor Veniamin Smekhov, who will commemorate Jewish-Soviet poets who were victims of Joseph Stalin’s antisemitic crusade.
Two additional festival events will take place at the Yacht Club de Monaco on 14th October. A show created for children by Tatiana Svetlova and Edna Stern, and based on Schumann’s Carnival Opus 9, will come to life, introducing young people to the classical genre through a visual piece featuring a sand artist. There will be a 12pm show in French and a 3pm show in English.
For tickets and more information, visit the website here.
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