Reader feedback: Doing Slovakia proud

Re: Slovakia Is Ready in New York, By Roma Press Agency, Nov 18-23, Vol 9 No 44

The concert [of Slovak classical music in Carnegie Hall in New York] was a smashing success. I had expected only ancient Slovak immigrants to be in the audience; instead, it was filled to capacity by a very chic international crowd.

The Slovak Roma quartet Anyalai Gypsy Band performed a very unusual interpretation of classical and Roma folklore melodies. It was fast and bold. They received a standing ovation. Then, it alternated between arias from well known operas performed by Ľubica Vargicová and piano pieces performed by Daniel Buranovský. The acoustics in Weill Recital Hall were exceptional; for a while, I was afraid Vargicová's voice would shatter the crystal chandeliers hanging over my head. Buranovsky performed Metamorphosis by Eugen Suchon (Slovak composer). After a call for an encore, this beautiful little girl (8-9years old) performed a duet with Vargicová. I was proud to have come from Slovakia after that performance.

Adrianne, New York

Top stories

Bratislava Mayor Matúš Vallo speaks to foreigners at [fjúžn] festival's "Ask the Mayor" event.

Foreigner’s community has a big voice, but it needs to be more organised

Bratislava Mayor Matúš Vallo addressed the questions and concerns of foreigners in Bratislava during a special Q&A.

In the Tehelné Pole zone, the pilot parking policy will be replaced by the city-wide parking policy.

Parking in Bratislava changes. Required registration opens soon

Three boroughs will join the new city-wide system, inhabitants will be required to register.

24 h

Anti-vax mobilisation starting to look like a losing strategy

Several countries no longer rely on positive motivation to get vaccinated against Covid.

5 h
Boris Kollár and Igor Matovič during the coalition talks in March 2020.

Conflict in coalition is far from over. Matovič does not support Kollár’s pet project

Sme Rodina chair Boris Kollár leverged his stay in coalition with rental flats, but support is uncertain.

6 h
Skryť Close ad