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photo: Danubiana The Danubiana gallery, located on an artificial peninsula that is part of the Gabčíkovo hydropower station, is presenting two new exhibitions. Paintings and Sculptures introduces Slovak artist Vladimír Kompánek, one of the most captivating personalities of the legendary Mikuláš Galanda group. Several dozen sculptures and paintings from the last 15 years present Kompánek's artistic repertoire, which was always inseparably linked to his native country, its traditions and folklore. South African Art is an exhibition curated by Edwin Meulensteen, who gained first-hand knowledge of various forms of contemporary African art during his time in South Africa. The collection of almost 30 artists was selected in cooperation with the Iziko South African National Gallery and several leading art galleries in that country. Among the exhibiting artists are Cecil Skotnes, who is regarded as one of the fathers of South African modern art, and Esther Mahlangu, who modifies traditional painting in a modern manner. Others include Marlene Dumas, Norman Catherine, Conrad Botes, Robert Hodgins and David Goldblatt. Both exhibitions are open until November 18. The Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum, located at the Čunovo waterworks in Bratislava, is open daily except Mondays from 10:00 to 18:00. Tickets cost Sk80. For more information, call 02/6252-8501 or visit www.danubiana.sk. (Cecil Skotes) Western SLOVAKIA BratislavaCLASSICAL MUSIC: Reformation 490 - The sixth concert from the Bach cycle brings works by Johann Sebastian Bach and Georg Friedrich Telemann, performed by the Slovak Solamente Naturali orchestra, Hungarian Ars Longa Kammerchor, and other Hungarian, Italian, and Slovak musicians.Starts: Oct 15, 19:00. Admission: Sk130, Sk80 (in advance), Sk150, Sk100 (at the door). New Evangelical church, Legionárska. Tel: 02/5935-6650. BratislavaCONCERT: BU-SHI-DO - The Japanese band specialises in traditional Japanese music featuring two wadaiko drum players and one shamisen (stringed instrument) player. The concert is divided into traditional and modern sections. Starts: Oct 16, 19:00. Admission: free. The Concert Studio in the Slovak Radio building, Mýtna 1. BratislavaSCREENING: Metropolis and Musica Falsa et Ficta - A screening of silent sci-fi cult features with live music to be performed by Musica Falsa et Ficta.Starts: Oct 18, 20:00. Admission: Sk60 (in advance), Sk80 (at the door). Klub za Zrkadlom music club, Rovniankova 3. Tel: 02/6381-1328. BratislavaFESTIVAL: The International Gregorian Chant Festival - The first year of the event includes holy masses with Gregorian chants, concerts and workshops featuring choirs from Austria, Poland, Italy, Finland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia.Runs: Oct 18-21. Admission: free. Churches and other premises in Bratislava (Jesuit church at Františkánske Square, Primatial Palace at Primaciálne Square and others). Tel: 02/5935-6650, www.choral-music.sk. BratislavaFESTIVAL: Evenings of New Music - The 18th year of the festival of contemporary music presents performers from Slovakia, Austria, Canada, the Netherlands, the United States, Denmark and Slovakia. Runs: Oct 13-22, starting at 19:00. Admission: Sk600 (festival pass), Sk160 (tickets for individual concerts). Štúdio 12 at Jakubovo Square 12, A4 at the SNP Square 12. Tel: 0908/434-667, www.vecery.info. BratislavaFESTIVAL: allthatDžez - The first year of the festival joins jazz and electronic music. It features 10 musicians from Slovakia and abroad including Dom Servini and Paul Murphy from Great Britain, and 60 Minits of Funk from Austria.Runs: Oct 19-20. Admission: Sk180. Nu Spirit Bar at Medená 16 and the Nassau club at the boat on the Danube River (on the right embankment close to the Old Bridge). Tel: 0905/65-566, www.nuspirit.sk. TrnavaCLASSICAL MUSIC: Honour to Viola - Three concerts that focus on this stringed instrument feature Július Šoška and his guests, Moyzes Quartet and other musicians, performing works by classical music composers as well ...

photo: Danubiana

The Danubiana gallery, located on an artificial peninsula that is part of the Gabčíkovo hydropower station, is presenting two new exhibitions. Paintings and Sculptures introduces Slovak artist Vladimír Kompánek, one of the most captivating personalities of the legendary Mikuláš Galanda group. Several dozen sculptures and paintings from the last 15 years present Kompánek's artistic repertoire, which was always inseparably linked to his native country, its traditions and folklore. South African Art is an exhibition curated by Edwin Meulensteen, who gained first-hand knowledge of various forms of contemporary African art during his time in South Africa. The collection of almost 30 artists was selected in cooperation with the Iziko South African National Gallery and several leading art galleries in that country. Among the exhibiting artists are Cecil Skotnes, who is regarded as one of the fathers of South African modern art, and Esther Mahlangu, who modifies traditional painting in a modern manner. Others include Marlene Dumas, Norman Catherine, Conrad Botes, Robert Hodgins and David Goldblatt. Both exhibitions are open until November 18. The Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum, located at the Čunovo waterworks in Bratislava, is open daily except Mondays from 10:00 to 18:00. Tickets cost Sk80. For more information, call 02/6252-8501 or visit www.danubiana.sk. (Cecil Skotes)
Western SLOVAKIA Bratislava
CLASSICAL MUSIC:
Reformation 490 - The sixth concert from the Bach cycle brings works by Johann Sebastian Bach and Georg Friedrich Telemann, performed by the Slovak Solamente Naturali orchestra, Hungarian Ars Longa Kammerchor, and other Hungarian, Italian, and Slovak musicians.
Starts: Oct 15, 19:00. Admission: Sk130, Sk80 (in advance), Sk150, Sk100 (at the door). New Evangelical church, Legionárska. Tel: 02/5935-6650. Bratislava
CONCERT:
BU-SHI-DO - The Japanese band specialises in traditional Japanese music featuring two wadaiko drum players and one shamisen (stringed instrument) player. The concert is divided into traditional and modern sections.
Starts: Oct 16, 19:00. Admission: free. The Concert Studio in the Slovak Radio building, Mýtna 1. Bratislava
SCREENING:
Metropolis and Musica Falsa et Ficta - A screening of silent sci-fi cult features with live music to be performed by Musica Falsa et Ficta.
Starts: Oct 18, 20:00. Admission: Sk60 (in advance), Sk80 (at the door). Klub za Zrkadlom music club, Rovniankova 3. Tel: 02/6381-1328. Bratislava
FESTIVAL:
The International Gregorian Chant Festival - The first year of the event includes holy masses with Gregorian chants, concerts and workshops featuring choirs from Austria, Poland, Italy, Finland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
Runs: Oct 18-21. Admission: free. Churches and other premises in Bratislava (Jesuit church at Františkánske Square, Primatial Palace at Primaciálne Square and others). Tel: 02/5935-6650, www.choral-music.sk. Bratislava
FESTIVAL:
Evenings of New Music - The 18th year of the festival of contemporary music presents performers from Slovakia, Austria, Canada, the Netherlands, the United States, Denmark and Slovakia.
Runs: Oct 13-22, starting at 19:00. Admission: Sk600 (festival pass), Sk160 (tickets for individual concerts). Štúdio 12 at Jakubovo Square 12, A4 at the SNP Square 12. Tel: 0908/434-667, www.vecery.info. Bratislava
FESTIVAL:
allthatDžez - The first year of the festival joins jazz and electronic music. It features 10 musicians from Slovakia and abroad including Dom Servini and Paul Murphy from Great Britain, and 60 Minits of Funk from Austria.
Runs: Oct 19-20. Admission: Sk180. Nu Spirit Bar at Medená 16 and the Nassau club at the boat on the Danube River (on the right embankment close to the Old Bridge). Tel: 0905/65-566, www.nuspirit.sk. Trnava
CLASSICAL MUSIC:
Honour to Viola - Three concerts that focus on this stringed instrument feature Július Šoška and his guests, Moyzes Quartet and other musicians, performing works by classical music composers as well as contemporary musicians.
Runs: Oct 19-21. The Synagogue at Halenárska 2, the chateau in Dolná Krupá. Tel: 033/3236-440. Modra
EXHIBITION:
Grace Generation - Young artists Julie Haluzová and Pavol Susa present their paintings and sculptures.
Open: Mon-Sun 15:00-18:00 until October 23. Admission: free. Merum Gallery, Štúrova 108. Tel: 02/5478-9416.
Central SLOVAKIA Žilina
CONCERT:
Sto Múch - A new discovery of the Slovak music scene, which describes itself as ecological funky-underground with folk influences.
Starts: Oct 20, 20:00. Admission: Sk80, Sk50. The Žilina-Záriečie Culture Centre, the Žilina-Záriečie railway station, Závodská cesta 3. Tel: 0904/047-441. Banská Štiavnica
EXHIBITION:
Calvary in Asylum - The display presents precious original artworks from the Baroque Calvary in Banská Štiavnica as well as photos of this place.
Open: Tue-Sun, 8:00-16:00 until December 31. Admission: Sk60. Starý Zámok (Old Castle). Tel: 045/6949-422.
Eastern SLOVAKIA Košice
LIVE MUSIC:
Uriah Heep, The Sweet and Katapult - British bands Uriah Heep and The Sweet, and the Czech Katapult play a rock concert for fans of 1970s music.
Starts: Oct 18, 19:00. Admission: Sk199. Steel Aréna. Tel: 055/6258-888.
photo: Equinoxe

After two years, the 100-member Budapest Gypsy Symphonic Orchestra is playing in Košice again. On October 20, the world-famous orchestra will perform its new show, consisting of famous Hungarian czardas, but also classical music compositions such as The Hungarian Rhapsody by Ferencz Liszt, Hungarian Dance by Johannes Brahms and works by members of the Strauss family. This will be the seventh concert in Slovakia by this orchestra, which has performed around the world. The concert starts at 20:00 at Steel Arena. Tickets cost from Sk349 to Sk949. For more information call the Košice Information Centre at Hlavná 59, 055/6258-888.

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