CONCERT:THE WINNER of the Mercury Prize, Speech Debelle, from London, who is signed to the Ninja Tune label, comes to play live at Nu Spirit Club in Bratislava on Tuesday, September 25, at 22:00. The rapper, who rose to fame with her first album Speech Therapy (2009), will be followed by sets by resident DJs. Tickets for the concert cost €12-€15 and can be bought through www.ticketportal.sk. More information can be found at www.nuspirit.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: Longital Unplugged & Zdeněk Bína Acoustic Project (CZ) – Slovak band Longital joins forces with this Czech group (Zdeněk Bína on guitar, Dalibor Kocián on vibraphone, and Jan Urbanec on double bass) to offer intriguing acoustic fusion, combined with artworks lighted in UV colours.
Starts: Sep 27, 20:00; Klub Za Zrkadlom, Rovniankova 3. Admission €6 (in advance) - €8 (on the door). Tel: 02/6383-5404; www.kzp.sk.
CLASSICAL MUSIC FESTIVAL: Bratislavské hudobné slávnosti / Bratislava Music Festival – The 48th year of this extensive, well-established festival brings a host of composers, works, musical bodies and soloists, starting on September 28. The Slovak Spectator will feature a more detailed story next week.
Starts: Sep 28 - Oct 14; Slo-vak Philharmonic-Reduta, Medená 3. Admission: various. Tel: 02/2047-5293; www.bhs.sk.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Musica Poetica da Roma - The Solamente Naturali musical ensemble combined this concert from the Baroque works of composers focused on Rome, one of the period cultural centres. Another leitmotif of the evening are compositions for voices known as counter-tenors or male altos. German alto Alexander Schneider is the guest of the evening.
Starts: Sep 30, 18:15; Slovak National Gallery, Esterházy Palace, Ľ. Štúr Square 4. Admission €4. More info: www.sng.sk, www.solamentenaturali.sk.
DISCO/CLUBBING: THE CONCERT WAS POSTPONED TO NOVEMBER 28, DUE TO BRANDI'S ILLNESS. Me and My Drummer – The Berlin duo Me and My Drummer (Charlotte Brandi and Matz Proellochs) made their debut quite recently, and they rank among the biggest surprises of the 2012 summer festival circuit.
Starts: Sep 25, 20:00; KC Dunaj, Nedbalova 3. Admission: €8 (in advance) - €10. More info: www.kcdunaj.sk.
DANCE/BIRTHDAY PARTY: Elam Birthday Party – The students’ club Elam celebrates its 30th anniversary with a party that includes Miguel Mendez’s group Latino Flash, Latino Culture Project and a new “Mass Dance”, 30 minutes of dance led by three master dancers. Other programmes include theatre and a midnight fire-show.
Starts: Sep 29, 16:00; Elam klub, Mlynská dolina. Admission: free. Tel: 02/6542-6304; www.elam.sk.
DANCE WORKSHOP: United Movement – Mobile operator FunFón and dancer Jaro Bekr organise a series of workshops in various dance styles, led by US dancers including Lyle Beniga, Ellen Kim and Mike Song.
Starts: Sep 29, Aircraft Sporthouse, Ivánska cesta. Admission: free (for beginners and wider public). More info: www.unitedmovement.sk.
JAZZ: Live Jazz and Latino Jazz – Gabriel Jonáš & Juraj Bartoš Quartet (piano, percussion, guitar and double bass) play Latino jazz and energetic fusion.
Starts: Sep 29, 21:00; LemonTree, Hviezdoslavovo nám. 7. Admision: free. Tel: 02/5441-1244, www.lemontree.sk/events.
EXHIBITION: Banalita a noblesa / Banality and Refinement – A selection of the best artworks from the 14th annual international competition of small-format artistic objects brings together the creations of 82 artists from 22 countries.
Open: Mon-Fri 14:00-18:00 until Oct 5; University Library exhibition hall, Michalská 1. Admission: free. More info: www.ulib.sk.
EXHIBITION: Tekutý čas – Liquid Time – The artistic results of the 20 year existence of the Metal and Jewel Studio (Ateliér kov a šperk) are being displayed at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava in an exhibition in the Slovak National Gallery.
Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-18:00; Thurs 12:00-20:00 until Oct 21; Esterházy Palace, Ľ. Štúra Square 4. Admission: €1.30-€3.50. Tel: 02/2047-6238; www.sng.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: Adriano Trindade (Brazil) & Los Quemados (CZ) – Trindade has already played in renowned world-music clubs. Los Quemados, his accompanying band for the local part of his tour, plays jazz fused with funky, Latino, afro and bop.
Starts: Sep 27, 20:00; Bombura klub, Nám. Gen. M. R. Štefánika 16. Admission: €6 (in advance) - €7. Tickets: www.ticket-art.sk.
DANCE/MUSIC: 2v1 - Spo-mienky tela & Veni Academy – The dance performance Spomienky tela / Memories of the Body, choreographed by Tomáš Danielis to the music of Toni Granko, uncovers the mysterious past of the human body. Veni Academy is a unique project which combines student orchestras’ interpretation of contemporary music and dance theatre.
Starts: Sep 28, 19:00; Divadlo štúdio tanca, Komens-kého 12. Admission: €5-€7. Tel: 048/4146-540; www. studiotanca.sk.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Accordion player Boris Lenko is touring five churches, most of which are inscribed in the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List, playing transcriptions of Joseph Haydn’s and Domenico Scarlatti’s sonatas for the accordion.
Starts: Sep 29, 17:00; Wooden articular church in Kežmarok. Sep 30, 15:00; Church of St Michael the Archangel, Ladomirová. Admission: voluntary contribution. More info: www.kezmarok.sk.
EXHIBITION: Spolok C + S a hostia / C + S Association and Guests – This travelling exhibition comes to Prešov as part of the Košice European Capital of Culture 2013 project. Its loose association of artists, which came into existence in 1988, influenced the artistic scene throughout the 1990s. Curated by Zuzana Labudová, this exhibition offers an overview of the works of the middle and older generation.
Open: Sep 28 - Oct 28, Tue-Fri 9:00-17:00, Sun 13:00-17:00; Šarišská galéria, Hlavná 51. Admission: €0.50-€1. Tel: 051/7725-423; www.sgpresov.sk.