Classical music outside Bratislava

TWO classical music festivals have already started and another will begin on June 16 - all outside the Slovak capital. The events are taking place in Nitra, Kremnica, and Pezinok.
The 13th annual international festival of church music, the Musica Sacra, held in the southern town of Nitra opened on June 8 with the Slovak choir Musica Vocalis performing in Piaristický Church. Among the groups scheduled to perform are the Hungarian chamber orchestra Brigetio, the Vienna Men's Choir, Polish organist Wladyslaw Szymanski, Slovak chamber orchestras Collegium Cantorum, Comorra, and Concordia Choir, and violin virtuoso Peter Michalica with harpsichordist Marica Dobiášová. The festival will be closed by the Cyril-Method Academy performing a musical poem on July 4.
Michalica will be holding his own festival, entitled Music Under the Diamond Vault, with concerts each Friday at 18:00 from June 16 to July 11 in the central Slovak town of Kremnica. The performances, given by acclaimed Slovak classical musicians, will take place in the house in which Michalica was born - one of the most important Gothic buildings in Slovakia, Dom Komorského Grófa (the House of the Chamber Count). The festival is named after a rare of Gothic architectural detail in the house, which is located at Kollárova Street 542/3.


MICHALICA playing at home.
photo: Courtesy of Línia

TWO classical music festivals have already started and another will begin on June 16 - all outside the Slovak capital. The events are taking place in Nitra, Kremnica, and Pezinok.

The 13th annual international festival of church music, the Musica Sacra, held in the southern town of Nitra opened on June 8 with the Slovak choir Musica Vocalis performing in Piaristický Church. Among the groups scheduled to perform are the Hungarian chamber orchestra Brigetio, the Vienna Men's Choir, Polish organist Wladyslaw Szymanski, Slovak chamber orchestras Collegium Cantorum, Comorra, and Concordia Choir, and violin virtuoso Peter Michalica with harpsichordist Marica Dobiášová. The festival will be closed by the Cyril-Method Academy performing a musical poem on July 4.

Michalica will be holding his own festival, entitled Music Under the Diamond Vault, with concerts each Friday at 18:00 from June 16 to July 11 in the central Slovak town of Kremnica. The performances, given by acclaimed Slovak classical musicians, will take place in the house in which Michalica was born - one of the most important Gothic buildings in Slovakia, Dom Komorského Grófa (the House of the Chamber Count). The festival is named after a rare of Gothic architectural detail in the house, which is located at Kollárova Street 542/3.

The fifth annual Music Without Borders in the Heart of Europe festival opens this week in Pezinok. It consists of concerts presenting European classical music by young composers and musicians, and will run until June 20. The event will be held in Regionálne vzdelávacie zariadenie a Jazyková škola (the Regional Educational Centre and Language School), Tehelná 1, Pezinok Tel: 033/6412-808.

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