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The Monaco International Organ Festival is going ahead as planned next month with a broad mix of lectures, meetings, concerts and a film screening with live musical accompaniment.
The show must go on, as the old saying goes, and the 15th edition of the Monaco International Organ Festival is doing just that.
The 2020 schedule will be an abridged version of the usual festival, due to restrictions caused by the global health crisis, but there will still be plenty to see, do and enjoy.
The festival kicks off at 4pm on Sunday 23rd August at the Cathedral of Monaco on the Rock and will feature a lecture by Roland Galtier entitled, ‘Studying, building and restoring organs: the role of the project supervisor’, followed at 5pm by a recital by Pierre-Marie Escourrou and Pauline Choplin, accompanied on the organ by Sophie-Veronique Cauchefer-Choplin, of Eric-Emmanuel Schmidt’s Monsieur Ibrahim et les Fleurs du Coran.
Then on the 30th August, there will be a tribute to Rolande Falcinelli at 4pm, followed by a concert by organists Pascale Mélis, Yves Castagnet and Philippe Brandeis with Elise Battais on flute.
The series wraps up on Sunday 6th September with a conference headed up by Claude Passet, where he will speak on the Organ in Monaco from the 16th to 21st centuries at 4pm. The grand finale will be a screening of the Fritz Lang 1927 classic film Metropolis with Jean-Baptiste Dupont accompanying on the organ.
Photo: Cathedral of Monaco
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Passion Sea Canada, whose patron is Prince Albert, has announced a first ever international educational programme for children that will focus on protecting and preserving local, regional and global water sources.
To kick-off the international awareness and educational initiative, Passion Sea Canada will host an 18-hole golf tournament at Eagle’s Nest Golf Club and a gala event at Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada on September 10 in Toronto.
Every day two million tons of agricultural, industrial, and human waste is discharged into the world’s water (UNWWAP 2003), equivalent to the weight of the entire human population. The UN estimates that the amount of wastewater produced is six times more water than exists in all the rivers of the world.
Passion Sea is a non-profit international association, powered by Helga Piaget of Monaco, the association’s CEO, and patronised by the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation (FPA2), to promote sustainability and the preservation of natural water sources through education and creativity aimed at children; helping them to understand, appreciate and love the value of water.
Further information concerning Eagle’s Nest Golf Club tournament and Gala at passionseacanada.com