For the third year in a row, Bratislava will play host to the Mozart Festival Week celebrating the musical genius of the Austrian composer. Slovak, Czech, Austrian and German performers will pay tribute to the famous composer by focusing on Mozart's lesser known pieces. The festival is arranged by the Czech, Austrian, German and Dutch embassies in Slovakia. Below is a calendar outlining the week's events.
Tickets, which cost from 70 to 120 crowns per event, can be purchased at the Slovak Philharmonic at Palackého 2 (Tel: 5443 3351) or at the door of each event.
Sunday, February 27
Soloists and parish church choir.
Programme: Missa brevis F Major (Mozart) and Ave verum corpus (Mozart).
Kostol najsvätejšej trojice (Church of the Holy Trinity), Žižkova ulica. Admission free. Starts at 21:00.
Virtuosi di Praga Orchestra (Czech Republic). Soloists Wolfgang Schulz (flute), Tibor Kováč (violin) Conductor: Helmut Zehetner (Austria).
Monday, February 28
The State Chamber Orchestra Of Žilina. Soloists Eric Hoeprich (base clarinet), Frantíšek Figura (violin). Conductor Leo Svárovský.
Programme: Hommage a Mozart (J. Ibert). Concert for Clarinet in A Major (Mozart). Serenade #7 in D Major (Mozart).
Starts at 19:00. Zrkadlová sieň, Primaciálny palác (Archbishop's Palace), Primaciálne námestie.
Tuesday, February 29
Windsbacher Puppet Theatre (Germany).
Programme: Bastien and Bastienka (Mozart). Song theatre performed as puppet theatre.
Admission free. Starts at 18:00. Štátne bábkové divadlo (State Puppet Theatre), Dunajská 36.
Wednesday, March 1
Lecture: (In German) The Phenomenon of Mozart, the Wonder-Child, by Professor Otto Biba (Austria).
Admission free. Starts at 18:00. Mozartova sieň (Mozart Hall), Austrian Embassy, Zelená ulica.
Friday, March 3
The Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra. Soloist Ján Samec (flute), Conductor Uri Mayer (Israel).
Programme: Symphony #92 in G Major (J. Haydn), Concert for Flute and Orchestra #2 in D Major (Mozart), Symphony #6 in F Major (Pastorale) (L.van Beethoven).
Starts at 19:00. Koncertná sieň Slovenskej filharmonie (Reduta Concert Hall), Slovak Philharmonic, Palackého 2.
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