Photos: Prince’s Carabinieri Orchestra takes New York by storm

Prince Albert II headed to New York to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Monaco’s admission to the UN in a visit that was highlighted with spell-binding performances by the Prince’s Carabinieri Orchestra at the UN’s Headquarters and the city’s iconic Times Square.  

Since 1966, the Prince’s Carabinieri Orchestra, created by the music-loving Prince Rainier III, has been entertaining crowds at home in the Principality and around the world. 

Their latest concerts took place in New York City, where Prince Albert II and Princess Stephanie, the Orchestra’s patron, were on hand to mark the 30th anniversary of the Principality’s entry into the United Nations (UN) and continue the array of events organised to celebrate the centenary of the birth of their father, Prince Rainier III.

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The Prince’s Carabinieri Orchestra performing at the United Nations meeting in New York on 19th June. Photo credit: Frédéric Nebinger

The first concert took place on 19th June in the reception hall of the UN’s General Assembly. Organised by the Permanent Mission of Monaco to the UN, Major Olivier Dréan led the performance with an “eclectic score” that featured modern and traditional elements, including a rendition of the Monegasque National Anthem.  

After the concert, a 500-person reception was held at the UN Headquarters in the presence of Prince Albert and Princess Stephanie along with Isabelle Berro-Amadeï, Government Counsellor-Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation for Monaco. There was also a photographic exhibit that spotlighted Monaco’s involvement in UN matters.  

The Prince’s Carabinieri Orchestra performing in Times Square New York. Photo credit: Frédéric Nebinger

Then, on 20th June, the Orchestra performed a second time to a much larger audience.

Joined by the New York City Police Band, the two musical entities played in Times Square, one of the most visited addresses on the planet, to the delight of passers-by.  

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Feature photo credit: Frédéric Nebinger, Palais Princier de Monaco