Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra

Formed 1856
Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra
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Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra

Biography (Wikipedia)

The Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra (French: Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo) is the main orchestra in the principality of Monaco. The orchestra gives concerts primarily in the Auditorium Rainier III, but also performs at the Salle des Princes in the Grimaldi Forum.

The orchestra was founded in 1856 and gave its first concert on 14 December 1856, with an ensemble of 15 musicians, at the "Maison de jeux" (the future casino), under the direction of Alexandre Hermann. By 1874, the orchestra had increased in size to 70 musicians, in particular during the leadership of Eusèbe Lucas. In 1953, Prince Rainier III had ordered the renaming of the ensemble to L'Orchestre National de l'Opéra de Monte-Carlo. The orchestra acquired its current name in 1980, again through Rainier III.

Past principal conductors of the orchestra have included Paul Paray, Louis Frémaux, Igor Markevitch, Lovro von Matačić, Lawrence Foster, Gianluigi Gelmetti, James DePreist, Marek Janowski, and Yakov Kreizberg. Kreizberg had originally been signed to a contract of 5 years, but his tenure was truncated by his death in March 2011. In March 2012, the orchestra and its president, Princess Caroline of Monaco, announced the return of Gelmetti to the orchestra as chef référent to provide interim artistic leadership for the orchestra. In January 2013, the orchestra formalised the full re-appointment of Gelmetti as its artistic director and music director. Gelmetti concluded his second Monte Carlo tenure after the 2015-2016 season and has taken the title of honorary conductor.

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Alberto Ginastera
Concert Suite from the ballet 'Estancia', Op 8a
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Concert Suite from the ballet 'Estancia', Op 8a
Jacques Offenbach
Monsieur Choufleuri restera chez lui (No 6, Trio Italien)
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Monsieur Choufleuri restera chez lui (No 6, Trio Italien)
Gustav Mahler
Symphony no 2 in C minor ('Resurrection')
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Symphony no 2 in C minor ('Resurrection')
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Symphony no 5 in E minor, Op 64
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Symphony no 5 in E minor, Op 64
Édouard Lalo
Symphonie espagnole in D minor, Op 21
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Symphonie espagnole in D minor, Op 21
Gabriel Fauré
Berceuse, Op 16, arr for violin and orchestra
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Berceuse, Op 16, arr for violin and orchestra
Maurice Ravel
Lullaby (Berceuse) on the name of Faure
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Lullaby (Berceuse) on the name of Faure
François‐Adrien Boïeldieu
Harp Concerto in C major: III. Rondeau
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Harp Concerto in C major: III. Rondeau
Charles Ives
Symphony No.3 "The Camp Meeting"
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Symphony No.3 "The Camp Meeting"
Charles Ives
Three Places in New England
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Three Places in New England
Charles Ives
Central Park In The Dark
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Central Park In The Dark
Charles Ives
The Unanswered Question
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The Unanswered Question
Ottorino Respighi
Poema autunnale
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Poema autunnale

Poema autunnale

Performer
Orchestra
Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra
Ernest Chausson
Poeme de l'amour et de la mer
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Poeme de l'amour et de la mer
Émile Waldteufel
Les Patineurs, Op 183
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Les Patineurs, Op 183
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Symphony No 6 in B minor, Op 74, 'Pathetique'
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Symphony No 6 in B minor, Op 74, 'Pathetique'
Sergei Prokofiev
Violin Concerto No 2 in G minor, Op 63
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Violin Concerto No 2 in G minor, Op 63
Jules Massenet
Under the lindens (from Alsatian scenes - suite No 7 for orchestra)
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Under the lindens (from Alsatian scenes - suite No 7 for orchestra)
Jules Massenet
La Vierge: La dernier sommeil de la Virge
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La Vierge: La dernier sommeil de la Virge
Adolphe Adam
Giselle (Grand pas de deux: Adage)
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Giselle (Grand pas de deux: Adage)
Camille Saint‐Saëns
Suite for Cello and Orchestra, Op.16
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Suite for Cello and Orchestra, Op.16
Modest Mussorgsky
Pictures from an Exhibition
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Pictures from an Exhibition
Francis Poulenc
Concerto in D minor for 2 pianos
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Concerto in D minor for 2 pianos
Francis Poulenc
Les Animaux modeles - suite from the ballet
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Les Animaux modeles - suite from the ballet
Camille Saint‐Saëns
Cello concerto No. 2 In D Minor Op.119
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Cello concerto No. 2 In D Minor Op.119
Nino Rota
Waterloo (1970): Andante Eroico - Tempo Di Valzer
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Waterloo (1970): Andante Eroico - Tempo Di Valzer
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Pezzo capriccioso Op.62 for cello & orchestra
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Pezzo capriccioso Op.62 for cello & orchestra
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
The Tale of the Tsar Saltan: The Flight of the Bumble Bee
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The Tale of the Tsar Saltan: The Flight of the Bumble Bee

The Tale of the Tsar Saltan: The Flight of the Bumble Bee

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Julie and Camille Berthollet
Conductor
Julien Masmondet
George Enescu
Romanian rhapsody no. 2 (Op.11`2) in D major
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Romanian rhapsody no. 2 (Op.11`2) in D major
Daniel François Esprit Auber
La Muette de Portici (Act 2, duet 'Mieux vaut mourir que rester miserable!'
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La Muette de Portici (Act 2, duet 'Mieux vaut mourir que rester miserable!'
Léo Delibes
Flower Duet from Lakme
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Flower Duet from Lakme
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