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Concerts pay homage to Slovak composer Miloš Ruppeldt
AmCham Business Cocktail
Austrian Embassy lecture, Košice concert, exhibitions
French Institute exhibition
Spanish Embassy exhibition
Organised runs

Concerts pay homage to Slovak composer Miloš Ruppeldt

The Slovak Teachers' Choir will hold two concerts to celebrate the 120 birth anniversary of Miloš Ruppeldt (1881-1943). Organist, school director, conductor, piano instructor and founder of the Slovak Philharmonic, Ruppeldt was instrumental in shaping Slovak classical music after the founding of the first Czechoslovakia in 1918. The first concert begins at 19:00 October 20 at Chrám sv. Vincenta de Paul (Saint Vincent de Paul Cathedral) in Ružinov; the second at 9:30 October 21 at Veľký evanjelický kostol (Big Evangelical Church) on Panenská street. Admission free. Tel: 02/5596-8837.


AmCham Business Cocktail

The American Chamber of Commerce Slovakia invites you to AmCham's October Business Cocktail, sponsored by the Radisson SAS Carlton Hotel and Citibank (Slovakia) a.s. The evening begins at 18:00 October 16 at Carlton Hall in the newly-opened Radisson SAS Carlton Hotel on Hviezdoslavovo námestie 3. Complimentary cocktails and hors-d'oeuvres will be served. Tel: 02/5934-0508.


Austrian Embassy lecture, Košice concert, exhibitions

Austrian professor Johannes Koder will lecture on the Monastery and its Role in the Byzantine Empire, beginning at 18:00 October 18 in Mozartova sieň (Mozart Hall) in the Austrian Embassy, Ventúrska 10. The lecture will be simultaneously translated into Slovak. Tel: 02/5443-2985.
Austrian drummer Maria Isabella Jenner and Slovak organist Marek Štrbák will perform at the International Modern Music festival in eastern Slovakia's Košice. The concert begins at 19:00 October 18 in Dóm Svätej Alžbety (Saint Elizabeth Cathedral) in Košice city centre. Tickets on sale at Informačné centrum (Information Centre) on Hlavná 8, Košice. Tel: 055/6258-888.
An exhibition of water-colours by avant-garde painter Gerald Brettschuh runs until November 6 at Dom umenia (Culture Centre) on nábrežie Ivana Krasku in the western spa town of Piešťany.
Und Ich Sah... (And I Saw...) is a photographic exhibition of medieval basilicas in the Austrian Seckau region. Runs at the Austrian Embassy, Ventúrska 10, until November 2. Tel: 02/5443-2985.


French Institute exhibition

Paris Through the Eyes of Daniel Bidelnica, a photography exhibition by the Slovak painter/photographer. Runs at the French Institute Gallery, Sedlárska 7, until November 31.


Spanish Embassy exhibition

Oil paintings by Spaniard Alfredo García Andrés. The exhibition (open daily, except Sun, 12:00-18:00) runs at Gallery Z in Zichyho Palác, Ventúrska 9, until October 28.


Organised runs

To enter the Malokarpatský maratón (Little Carpatian Marathon) contact Alfréd Morvay at 033/552-1007. The run starts at 10:00 October 20 at internát M. Uhra (M. Uhra's dormitory), Bottova 23, in western Slovakia's Trnava.


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