BSI Monaco Music Masters Musical Offering

2008-10-31 20:30

Concert by the Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra. The programme includes the Ricercar a 6 extract from Bach's Musical Offering BWV 1079 arranged by Anton Webern, Brahms' Concerto in A minor, Op. 102, for violin and cello, and Schumann's Symphony No. 1 in B flat, Op. 38, Spring.

BSI Monaco Music Masters Prelude

2008-10-26 18:00

Concert by the Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra. The programme includes Spanish composer Montsalvatge's Desintegración morfológica de la Chacona de Bach, Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K 491, and Richard Strauss' Don Quixote, Op. 35.

Baptiste Trotignon Quintet

2009-11-03 21:30
2009-11-03 23:59

Talented jazz pianist Baptiste Trotignon. With Thomas Bramerie on double bass and Franck Agulhon on drums. Also featuring Tom Harrell on trumpet and Mark Turner on sax. Jazz post-bebop. Entry 30 euros, includes 1 drink.

Mexican to close?

Argentin open for business lunch

The Argentin restaurant in the Fairmont Hotel has extended its opening hours to include lunch. Business lunch to be precise. For 44 euros, you can be collected from your office door, taken to the restaurant, enjoy a starter, main dish and coffee (or main dish, dessert and coffee), and taken back to your office afterwards. For the busy executive, your meal is guaranteed to take no more than an hour, or the whole thing is on the house.

20th International Fair of Monaco

2008-10-11 00:00
2008-10-19 00:00

The International Fair of Monaco is like an up-market version of the Ideal Home Exhibition (for those of you from the UK). There are stalls showing furniture for the house and garden, clothes, health and fitness products, and of course food and drink. It's a great way to spend an hour or so, getting ideas for the house, trying out PowerPlate type machines, tasting cheese, charcuterie and wines.

The beauty of sacred music

2008-10-12 11:00

Two concerts today by the Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra, one at 11.00 and one at 17.00. including Bach's Cantata 59 "Wer mich liebet, der wird mein Wort halten", Mozart's Ave Verum Corpus, and Haydn's Harmony Mass.

Condamine market improvements

Plans to refurbish the Condamine Market are progressing. There's been talk about improvements for at least 2 years, and it seems that work may finally start in 2009. The market is located on the port side of Place d'Armes, under the shadow of the Rock.

Costa Cremaillere soon to open

You may have noticed some activity in the Costa Cremaillere building on boulevard Princesse Charlotte recently. We've been watching the comings and goings over the past few months and can now report that it will be opening its doors again very soon to the public. It looks like they'll be serving coffee, beer and snacks in the newly refurbished cafe, just below the old terminus of the La Turbie to Monte Carlo railway.

Hotel Balmoral to be demolished

Work begins in Novermber to demolish the Hotel Balmoral, which has been closed since before maBoum arrived in Monte Carlo. In its place, a new 7 storey luxury residence will be built, scheduled for completion in 2010. The news was announced at the extraordinary general meeting of Monte Carlo SBM last Friday, along with two other projects: one to add a conference space to the Hotel Hermitage, the other to re-develop the Sporting d'Hiver, which many locals think is an eyesore.

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