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THE NESCAFÉ Wilsonic Music Festival of electronic music, which takes place in the capital for the third time, will start at 20:00 on Friday, October 31. The event's headliner, British jazz-influenced electronic artist Squarepusher, aka Tom Jenkinson (pictured), will perform at 23:00. Altogether, the festival will feature more than 15 musicians playing electronic music, such as German artists Rainer Trüby and Fauna Flash, Swiss star Luciano, Canada's Algorithm, and Safety Scissors from San Francisco. The event will run at the Concert Hall of the Culture and Leisure Park (PKO) on the Danube embankment, Nábrežie Ludvíka Svobodu 3. The tickets (Sk290 in advance and Sk390 at the door) are available in several music stores in Bratislava, or via www.wilsonic.sk. Tel: 0903/268-871.
photo: Courtesy of Nescafé Wilsonic Festival

CLASSICAL CONCERT: Let The Florid Music Praise - Austrian soprano singer Judith Kopecky and pianist Viktoria Grois perform music by contemporary composers.
Starts: Oct 30 at 18:00. Admission: free. Mozartova sieň Rakúskeho veľvyslanectva (Mozart Hall of the Austrian Embassy), Ventúrska 10. Tel: 02/5930-1533.

CLASSICAL CONCERT: The Slovak Philharmonic, conducted by Petr Altrichter, plays music by Ludwig van Beethoven, Robert Schumann, and Franz Schubert, celebrating the opening of its 55th concert season.
Starts: Oct 31 at 19:00. Tickets: Sk140, Sk150, Sk170. Koncertná sieň Slovenskej Filharmónie (Concert Hall of the Slovak Philharmonic), Palackého 2. Tel: 02/5443-3351.

EXHIBITION: Japanese Stencil Prints - The Embassy of Japan displays around 30 works of Hanga art, a traditional technique used by Fusu Sakamoto.
Open: Mon-Fri 9:00-17:00 until October 31. Admission: free. Japonské veľvyslanectvo (Embassy of Japan), Hlavné nám. 2. Tel: 02/5980-0100.

EXHIBITION: Colour, Surface, Space - Michal Berger, from the central Slovak city of Žilina, displays his furniture designs.
Open: Mon-Fri 13:00-18:00 until November 12. Admission: free. K-Gallery, Ventúrska 8. Tel: 02/5443-3927.

EXHIBITION: Through the Eyes of Sony - Second annual exhibition of around 3,200 digital photographs taken by non-professional photographers from all around Slovakia.
Open: Mon-Fri 10:00-19:00, Sat 10:00-13:00 until December 12. Admission: free. Zákaznícke a informačné centrum (Customer and Information Centre) Sony, Mostová 2. Tel: 02/4342-2978.


WESTERN SLOVAKIA

CLASSICAL CONCERT: Pianist Daniela Varínska plays music by Ludwig van Beethoven, while violoncellist Ján Slávik performs works by Paul Hindemith.
Starts: Nov 2 at 18:00. Tickets: Sk70. Piaristický kostol (Piarist Church), Mierové námestie, Trenčín. Tel: 032/6582-363.

EXHIBITION: Cannes - Slovak photographer Peter Leginský captures the atmosphere and people of the preeminent film festival between 1993 and 2003.
Open: Mon-Fri 10:00-18:00, Sat 13:00-18:00, Sun 10:00-13:00 until October 31. Admission: Sk30. Kultúrno-spoločenské centrum Fontána (Fountain Cultural and Community Centre), Beethovenova 1, Piešťany.

EXHIBITION: Freedom & Beauty - Contemporary art works by Slovak artists, such as Alex Mináčik and Milan Paštéka.
Open: Wed-Sun 14:00-18:00 until October 31. Admission: free. Mliečňanská 6, Šamorín. Tel: 031/5627-999.


CENTRAL SLOVAKIA


THE ALEA ensemble, from the northern Slovak town of Dolný Kubín, will hold a concert to celebrate the 45th year of the founding of the local elementary art school. The Alea quartet was established in 2001 with the aim of performing works composed by Argentinean Astor Piazzolla in the instrumental configuration the composer most favoured. Boris Lenko plays accordion, Daniel Buranovský piano, Stanislav Palúch violin, and Ján Krigovský double bass. The concert starts at 18:00 on October 28, at the Large Exhibition of the Župný dom of the Orava Gallery in Dolný Kubín. Admission is free. Tel: 043/5863-212.
photo: Courtesy of Nescafé Wilsonic Festival

LIVE MUSIC: Iné Kafe - Concert of the Slovak neo-punk band.
Starts: Oct 30 at 19:00. Tickets: Sk130-170. Rondel Club 23, Závodska 6, Žilina. Tel: 041/7641-929.

CLASSICAL CONCERT: Franz Joseph Haydn - Michal Šintál plays the composer's works on oboe.
Starts: Oct 30 at 19:00. Tickets: Sk120. Štátna Opera (The State Opera), Národná 11, Banská Bystrica. Tel: 048/4125-823.

CLASSICAL CONCERT: Close Harmony Friends - Vocal ensemble performs popular melodies.
Starts: Oct 27 at 19:00. Tickets: Sk100. Štátna opera (State Opera), Národná 11. Banská Bystrica. Tel: 048/4124-418.

CLASSICAL CONCERT: Organ recital - Peter Sochuľák plays music by Johann Sebastian Bach, Franz Liszt, and Maurice Duruflé.
Starts: Oct 28 at 19:30. Tickets: Sk80. Katedrálny kostol (Cathedral Church), Námestie SNP 27, Banská Bystrica. Tel: 048/4152-912.

CLASSICAL CONCERT: Four-hand Piano Night - Performance by Ozana Kalmuschi and Mihaela Spiridon from Romania.
Starts: Oct 29 at 19:00. Tickets: Sk100. Konzervatórium (Conservatory), Skupeckého 27, Banská Bystrica. Tel: 048/4155-559.


EASTERN SLOVAKIA

CLASSICAL CONCERT: Ceremonial Concert to Celebrate the Formation of Czechoslovakia - The Slovak State Philharmonic, conducted by Peter Feranec, plays music by Dvořák, Janáček, and Schumann.
Starts: Oct 27 at 19:00. Tickets: Sk60, Sk70, Sk80. Dom umenia (House of Arts), Moyzesova 66, Košice. Tel: 055/6220-763.

EVENT: Four Seasons - Audiovisual programme in which slides of baroque paintings are screened on an artificial astral sky at the planetarium to the tones of Antonio Vivaldi's music.
Starts: Oct 28 at 18:00. Admission: Sk35. Hvezdáreň a planetarium (Observatory and Planetarium), Dilongova 17, Prešov. Tel: 051/7733-218.

Prepared by Kristína Havasová

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