CONCERT:Famous Balkan brass band Boban i Marko Markovič Orkestar (B and M Markovič Orchestra) returns to Bratislava after several successful gigs, this time to play in the Majestic Music Club in Karpatská 2 on October 28 at 20:00. Tjie repertory will include tunes from their latest album “Go Marko GO! Brass Madness” where Boban is accompanied by his son Marko (see photo). Tickets cost €19.90-€25 and can be bought through www.majestic.sk or through www.ticketportal.sk.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Members of the Moyzes Quartet have again prepared a cycle of concerts for autumn and winter – this time focused on the personality of Slovak composer Ilja Zeljenka.
Starts: Oct 24, 19:00; Pálffy Palace, Zámocká 47. Admission: €2-€4, one hour before concert on the door. More info: www.kamdomesta.sk.
JAZZ: The Souljazz Orchestra – The Bratislava Jazz Days (BJD) have for some time included multi-genre accompanying events; this year, the Canadian band will play at the warm-up to BJD, supported by the domestic DH Kinet.
Starts: Oct 25 21:00; Nu Spirit Club, Šafárikovo Square 7. Admission: €9 (in advance)-€12 (on the door). Tel: 0905/865-566; www.nuspirit.sk, www.ticketportal.sk.
FILM FESTIVAL: The 2nd year of the Cypriot Film Festival presents the works of director Michael Cacoyiannis (The Greek Zorba, among others): Our last spring (22), Sweet country (23) and The Trojan women (24); all films are in English or have English subtitles.
Starts: Oct 22-24, 18:00; Mladosť cinema, Hviezdoslavovo Square 14. Admission: free. More info: www.citylife.sk/festival/cypersky-filmovy-festival-2012.
GREGORIAN CHANT: 4th International Festival of Gregorian Chant - Four days of Gregorian chants and medieval polyphony resound in seevral Bratislava churches, mostly in the Jesuit Church of the Holy Redeemer, the Franciscan Church Annunciation of the Lord, or in the St Martin's Cathedral. During the day and afternoon, workshops and masses take take place, while the concerts are organised in the evening.
Starts: Oct 25-28; various churches. Admission: voluntary. More info: www.bkis.sk.
JAZZ: Bratislavské džezové dni / Bratislava Jazz Days – The Bratislava Jazz Days (BJD) that annually offer a host of domestic and foreign performers of jazz and jazz-related genres open on Friday to last for three days. Musicians and band sinclude Grace Kelly Quartet, Mario Biondi & The Italian Jazz Players, Emil Viklický Trio, Dianne Reeves, Lucerne Jazz Orchestra, Kool & The Gang, and more.
Starts: Oct 26-28; Incheba Expo Aréna, Viedenská cesta 3-7. Admission: €25 (free seat, for one day) - €90 (specific seat, all three days). Tel: 02/5293-1572; www.bjd.sk.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: The opening concert of the Slovak Philharmonic’s Junior cycle meant for young audiences brings the Philharmonie der Animato Stiftung (Philharmonic of the Animato Foundation), selected ensemble of best graduates from European musical schools, playing Anatoly K. Lyadov’s Baba Yaga, Tchaikovsky’s Concert for Violin and Orchestra D Major and Shostakovich’s Symphony No 5, D minor.
Starts: Oct 27, 18:00; Concert hall of SF, Reduta, Medená 3. Admission: €3-€6. Tel: 0905/700-909; www.ticketportal.sk, www.filharmonia.sk.
GOSPEL: The Hope Gospel Singers, a vocal-instrumental grouping led by conductor Iveta Viskupová which performed with various musicians and recorded an album, will sing as THGS and Band in an intimate club.
Starts: Oct 24, 20:00; Hlava 22, Bazová 9. Admission: €5. Tel: 0948/327-333; www.hlava22.sk, www.gospelsingers.sk.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: The concert season of the Symphonic Orchestra of the Slovak Radio (SOSR) starts with Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, Glazunov’s Concert for Violin and Orchestra A Minor, and Brahms’ Symphony No 1 C Minor as conducted by Mário Košik, solo by Joung Hwa Rhee.
Starts: Oct 24, 19:00; Concert Studio of the Slovak Radio, Mýtny 1. Admission: €5-€7. Tel: 02/5727-3624; www.slovakradio.sk, www.ticketportal.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: Eddy Portella Birthday Party – The Slovak/Peruvian percussionist celebrates his birthday with the dance group Caribena “Las reinas del Tumba,” the band Azúcar Cubana, drumming orchestra Batatimba and guests.
Starts: Oct 25, 20:00; Klub Za Zrkadlom, Rovniankova 3. Admission: €5-€7. Tel: 02/6381-1328; www.kzp.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: Endrigo in Jazz - Works of legendary Italian composer and singer Sergio Endrigo as performed by a jazz band (Barbara Errico - vocals, Renato Strukelj - piano, Franco Feruglio - double bass.
Starts: Oct 23, 18:00; Mirror Hall, Primatial Palace, Primacialne Square 1. Admission: free. More info: www.iicbratislava.esteri.it.
ART FAIR: Bratislava Accessible Art Fair – The movement of “accessible art fairs” started in 2004 in Brussels and since then, it has conquered Europe, now including Slovakia. Accessible means artworks between €50-€2,000, with the artists present, symbolic low admission fee and a central location.
Starts: Oct 27-28, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Hodžovo Square 2. Admission: €2 for the weekend. More info: www.baaf.sk.
EXHIBITION: Dušan Polakovič – Metamorfózy – Metamorphoses – Renowned Slovak graphic artist presents, this time, rather his paintings – apart from the usual drawings and graphic artworks.
Open: Tue – Sun 13:00-18:00 until Nov 5; Galéria Michalský dvor, Michalská 3. Admission: free. Tel: 02/5441-9295; www.gallery.sk.
FOLKLORE/ETHNIC CULTURE: Život v pohybe 2012 – Life in Motion – The 2nd year of the festival of dance, music and singing aimed at uncovering young Roma talents and exposing them to wider audiences presents students from the local elementary and special schools as well as the re-education centre in Čerenčany.
Starts: Oct 24, 10:00, House of Culture in Jesenské. Admission: free. More info: www.gmos.sk, www.kamdomesta.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: Jiří Stivín Tour – The Czech multi-instrumentalist, jazzman and composer celebrates his 70th birthday with a tour, making a stop in Martin.
Starts: Oct 26, 19:00; Slovenské komorné divadlo, Divadelná 1. Admission: €10. Tel: 043/4222-212; www.divadlomartin.sk.
EXHIBITION: Poznaním druhých poznávaj seba – Drúzske čriepky v izraelskej culture – Get to Know Yourself through Knowing Others – Druze Fragments of Israeli Culture - Druze are monotheistic religious communities which stem from the 11th century Ismailism school of Shia Islam. Their culture is presented in Slovakia through 35 paintings of 4 contemporary artists (Jamal Hasan, Faris Hamdan, Hikmat Khrais a Hani Khatib) , as well as catalogues, films, items of everyday life, a lecture, books, and more.
Open: Tue-Fri 9:00-17:00; Sat-Sun 10:00-18:00 until Oct 28; Ethnographic Museum of the Slovak National Museum, Malá hora 2. Admission: €1-€2. Tel: 043/4131-011 – 12; www.snm.sk.
EXHIBITION: The Galéria U anjela / At the Angel Gallery in Starý trh 53 in Kežmarok celebrates its 10th anniversary with a special exhibition, presenting the renowned Slovak graphic artist and professor Róbert Jančovič, called Posol svetla / The Messenger of Light. The artist is fascinated by the medium of light and explores it through individual stories that have their own life and structure. Until November 15, his works can be seen in the gallery for free, except for Mondays and Sundays, from 12:00 to 18:00 on weekdays and from 10:00 to 13:00 on Saturdays.
LIVE MUSIC: Longital – Two “sound travellers” Shina and Dano, who form the band Longital, and their virtual buddy – Xi-Di-Nim – who plays “heart beat”, combine poetic lyrics with their unique sound.
Starts: Oct 27, 20:00; Christiania, Hlavná 105. Admission: €5. Tel: 051/7495-839; www.christiania.sk.
PHOTO-EXHIBITION: Stanislav Túma – Architectura Poetica – The selection of works of this influential Czech photographer shows many places close to his heart, especially Malá Strana and Hradčany boroughs of Prague. Exposition is part of the Days of Czech Culture 2012
Open: Mon, Wed-Fri 9:30-18:00 until Oct 30; Public Library of J. Bocatio, Hlavná 48. Admission: free. More info: www.fotoklubnova.sk.
EXHIBITION: Bioart: Life Affairs – Organised by the art grouping DIG, this exhibition presents latest artistic projects of US, Canadian, Slovenian and Slovak authors creating new forms of visual arts.
Open: Mon-Fri 14:00-20:00 until Oct 30; DIG Gallery, Slovenskej jednoty 42. Admission: free. Tel: 0918/814- 875; www.diggallery.sk.