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BRATISLAVA Academic Choir, grouping amateur singers from several countries, will perform the Mass in D Major, op. 86 by Czech composer Antonín Dvořák. The concert will be held at Klarisky Church, which is considered to have some of the best acoustics for chamber music in the capital. The singers will be led by Ľuba Halová, and among the soloists, visitors will hear Slovak soprano Nataša Košútová and Montenegrin bass Nikola Latkovič. The concert starts at 19:00 on October 15 at Klarisky Concert Hall on Prepoštská Street. Admission is a voluntary donation. Tel: 02/5262-6241.
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CLASSICAL CONCERT: Slovak Philharmonic - Toho Music University Choir from Japan performs traditional Japanese songs.
Starts: Oct 17 at 19:00. Tickets: Sk140-170. Koncertná sieň Slovenská Filharmónia (Concert Hall of the Slovak Philharmonic), Medená 3. Tel: 02/5443-3351.

EXHIBITION: Realism and Reality - Over 70 contemporary Slovak artists display their works.
Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-18:00. Admission: Sk40. Pálffyho palác (Pálffy Palace), Panská 19. Tel: 02/5443-1556.

EXHIBITION: Exposition - Works by Hungarian artist Ilona Németh and Slovak Karol Pichler represent modern art trends.
Open: From Oct 16 Tue-Sun 10:00-17:00. Admission: Sk40. Múzeum maďarskej kultúry (Museum of Hungarian Culture), Žižkova 18. Tel: 02/5441-2021.

LIVE MUSIC: Punk/Rock Comfort Zone - Slovak and Czech bands play punk and rock music.
Starts: Oct 17 at 19:00. Tickets: Sk80. DK Lúky (Culture House Lúky), Vígľašská 1. Tel: 02/6382-3930.

LIVE MUSIC: Goldies - A Slovak trio performs country-rock music.
Starts: Oct 18 at 19:00. Tickets: free. Café Studio Club, Laurinská. Tel: 02/5443-4974.


TRNAVA international festival Trnavské Zborové Dni (Trnava Choir Days) will take place in the western Slovak city of Trnava from October 16 to 18. Its 15th year will start with a concert held by the Trnava Choir, starting at 19:30 on Thursday at the St Jacob Church. The next day will belong to foreign choirs, mainly from Poland and Ukraine, which will compete at 11:00 at the Holy Trinity Church. The same day, Trnava baroque orchestra Musica Volacis, playing period instruments, will perform at St Jacob Church at 19:30. The final day, October 18 will belong to Slovak as well as foreign choirs, including Cantemus from Ukraine and Resonans Con Tutti from Poland, which will show their talents in a church music competition. The Saturday contest will start at 11:00 at the Great Hall of the Slovak Technical University on Paulínska Street. The admission to the concerts is free. Tel: 033/5511-537.
photo: TASR

DANCE PERFORMANCE: Gasp - A new dance show by choreographer Ján Ďurovčík features dancers dressed in worker's outfits performing on scaffolds and playing on buckets.
Starts: Oct 17 at 19:00. Tickets: Sk220. Dom Armády (House of the Army), Hviezdoslavova 1. Trenčín. Tel: 032/7433-505.

CLASSICAL MUSIC: Organist Ján V. Michalko and trumpet player Juraj Bartoš perform during the Trenčín Autumn Music festival.
Starts: Oct 19 at 18:00. Tickets: Sk70-90. Farský kostol (Parish Church), Matúšova 2, Trenčín. Tel: 032/7433-505.

LIVE MUSIC: Skaličané - Concert of a popular brass band from Skalica to celebrate the Month of the Elderly.
Starts: Oct 19 at 18:00. Tickets: Sk30. Kultúrny dom Ľudovíta Štúra (Ľ. Štúr House of Culture), Modra. Tel: 033/647-2112.


LIVE MUSIC: Iné Kafe - Slovak pop band performs.
Starts: Oct 17 at 19:00. Tickets: Sk130. Robotnícky Dom (Worker's House), Robotnícka 6, Banská Bystrica. Tel: 048/4155-085.

EXHIBITION: Contemporary Slovak Art - An exhibition presents contemporary Slovak artworks that date from the early 1960s until the present.
Open: Tue-Fri 9:00-17:00, Sat-Sun 10:00-17:00. Admission: Sk20. Považská galéria umenia (Považie Gallery of Art), Žilina. Tel: 02/6382-7504.


CLASSICAL CONCERT: Chamber Concert - Female musicians play violin, double bass, and piano music by current Slovak and Polish composers, such as Ľudovít Rajter.
Starts: Oct 15 at 19:30. Tickets: Sk80. Hlavná 50, Prešov. Tel: 051/7723-741.

LIVE MUSIC: Marie Rottrová - Popular Czech legend performs her hit songs.
Starts: Oct 15 at 19:00. Tickets: Sk250. Závodný klub Tatravagónky (Tatravagónka Club), Štefánikova, Poprad. Tel: 0905/256-638.

CLASSICAL CONCERT: Chamber Concert - Košice State Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Gábor Horváth from Hungary and featuring Czech soprano Eva Dřízgová, performs works by Ottorino Respighi and Richard Strauss.
Starts: Oct 16 at 19:00. Tickets: Sk60-100. Dom umenia (House of Arts), Moyzesova ul. 66, Košice. Tel: 055/6226-541.

Prepared by Kristína Havasová

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