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MONDAY - 2

CLASSICAL MUSIC: The Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conducted by Britain's Andrew Parrott, piano, violin and cello soloists are featured in the works of Elgar and Stravinsky.
Tickets: 80-150 Sk. Starts at 19:30. Concert Hall of the Slovak Philharmonic, Palackého 2 Tel: 5443 3351.


TUESDAY - 3

FILM: Some Train Rides and Walks in a Foreign Country. John Tyl's silent documentary on life in Russia is accompanied by the music of Roland von der Aist.
Tickets 30 Sk. Starts at 20:00. Stoka Theatre, Pribinova 1. Tel: 5292 4463.


WEDNESDAY - 4

FILM: The Last Temptation of Christ. Based on Kazantzakis's novel, Martin Scorsese presents Jesus as a man facing the needs of both his body and soul.
Tickets 35 Sk. Starts at 18:30. Filmclub Nostalgia, Stavebná fakulta, Starohorská 2. Tel: 5296 1713.


THURSDAY - 5

EXHIBITION: Karol Ondreička. A famous Slovak graphic artist and painter, Ondreička will exhibit his work with a music performance by students of the state conservatory of Bratislava.
Admission free. Starts at 18:00. Dom Plynárov, Drevená ulica 4. Tel: 5441 6103. The exhibition runs till October 29 and is open Tue-Sun 10:00-18:00.


FRIDAY - 6

CLASSICAL MUSIC: Closing Concert of the 36th Bratislava Music Festival. The Slovak Philharmonic, Slovak Philharmonic Choir and Bratislava City Choir perform Schonberg's Gurrelieder.
Tickets: 80-150 Sk. Starts at 19:30. Concert Hall of the Slovak Philharmonic, Palackého 2 Tel: 5443 3351.


SATURDAY - 7

OPERA: Hamlet. Amboise Thomas's opera version of Shakespeare's drama about the Danish prince, premieres with Slovak artists. In French.
Tickets: 200-300 Sk. Starts at 19:00. Slovenské národné divadlo (Slovak National Theatre), Hviezdoslavovo námestie 1. Tel: 5443 3771.


SUNDAY - 8

MUSICAL: Grease. The Czech performance of the famous musical film Grease hits the Slovak capital.
Tickets 350-500 Sk at Laurinská 18. Starts at 19:00. Estrádna Hala at PKO (Culture and Leisure Park), Nábrežie arm. Gen. L.Svobodu 3. Tel: 5464 1781

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