HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco has requested Jean Michel Jarre to conceive and perform a spectacular concert-event for the people of the principality and for the eyes and the ears of the world, in celebration of his marriage to Miss Charlene Wittstock on 1 July.
The concert will be held in Monaco’s landmark Port Hercules on the night in presence of the newly-wed couple.
A stunning stage-set of 200m long will embrace the central stage on the port, and Jean Michel Jarre has designed a state-of-the-art show of lights, HD video effects, lasers and pyrotechnics - a high-tech visual extravaganza entirely synchronised to his music performed live with his band.
The concert will last two hours, and will be filmed in HD by 18 cameras for live broadcast on Euronews and via Ustream for the internet.
Wedding celebrations will take place over two days. On July 1 the civil wedding between Prince Albert II and Charlene Wittstock will take place in the throne room at the Prince’s Palace. The couple are then expected to make an appearance on the palace balcony to greet the people.
The Jean Michel Jarre concert at the Port will follow in the evening.
The following day, July 2, the religious ceremony will take place at 17.00 CET in the main courtyard of the Prince’s Palace. The royal couple will then pass through Monaco – where the public will be able to congratulate them.
The evening will end with a sumptuous dinner, prepared by chef Alain Ducasse, and a firework display.
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