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THE WORK of the popular Viennese architect Otto Wagner can be seen in photographs taken by Walter Zednicek currently being exhibited at the Austrian Culture Forum. The famous Austrian architect lived and worked at the turn of the last century. His best known projects are Vienna's City Circuit, Am Steinhof Church, and the Postal Savings Office. The photographs reveal his work's essential aspects to the observer by penetrating into their interiors. The Rakúske kultúrne fórum (Austrian Cultural Forum) can be found at Zelená 7 in Bratislava and is open from Monday to Thursday from 10:00 to 18:00, and on Friday from 10:00 to 16:00. The exhibition runs until February 27. Admission is free. For more information call 02/5464-1337.
photo: Walter Zednicek

CLASSICAL CONCERT: Seasonal Concert - The Slovak Philharmonic Choir and Bratislava Boys Choir, accompanied by the Slovak Philharmonic orchestra, perform.
Starts: Jan 22 and Jan 23 at 19:00. Tickets: Sk140, Sk150, Sk170. Koncertná sieň Slovenskej filharmónie (Concert Hall of the Slovak Philharmonic), Palackého 2. Tel: 02/5443-0341.

CLASSICAL CONCERT: Momentum Musicum - Pressburger Quartet, formed by violinists Gabriel Szathmáry and Eduard Pingitzer, viola player Bálint Kováts, and violoncellist Martin Ťažký, performs music by Johannes Brahms and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Starts: Jan 25 at 16:00. Tickets: Sk80. CC centrum (CC Centre), Jiráskova 3. Tel: 02/6382-4390.

EXHIBITION: Stano Pekár - Documentary photographs taken by the Slovak artist during the 1970s and 1980s mainly capture Bratislava's surroundings in his own distinct style.
Open: Tue-Sun 13:00-18:00 until February 2. Admission: free. Galéria fotografie Profil (Profil Photo Gallery), Prepoštská 4. Tel: 02/5443-0459.

EXHIBITION: Czech-Slovak Theatre Dialog 1993-2003 - Display of photo documentation, posters, and three-dimensional exhibits from the Czechoslovak theatre's plays.
Open: Mon-Fri 13:00-17:00 until February 4. Admission: free. České centrum (The Czech Centre), Hviezdoslavovo nám. 8. Tel: 02/5920-3305.


EXHIBITION: Students' Paintings - Works created by students at the university in Nitra.
Open: Mon, Wed-Fri 9:00-15:30 until January 30. Admission: free. Krajské osvetové stredisko (Regional Educational Centre), Fatranská 3, Nitra. Tel: 037/6532-544.

FESTIVAL: Effeta - The third international cultural festival dedicated to deaf people features works like embroideries and paintings by Slovak artists, and oil paintings by French artists.
Opens: Jan 23 at 17:00 and runs until February 15. Admission: Sk15. Nitrianska galéria (Nitra Gallery), Župné nám. 3, Nitra. Tel: 037/6579-641.

CLASSICAL CONCERT: Laureates of International Competitions - Piano recital by Zuzana Štiasna-Paulechová.
Starts: Jan 20 at 19:30. Tickets: Sk130. Kongresová hala Spoločenského centra (Congress Hall of the Social Centre), Kúpeľný ostrov 13, Piešťany. Tel: 033/7752-150.


CLASSICAL CONCERT: Seasonal Concert - Piano soloist Joshua Pierce from the USA, accompanied by the Žilina State Chamber Orchestra, performs works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Richard Strauss.
Starts: Jan 22 at 19:00. Tickets: Sk50, Sk70, Sk100. Dom umenia Fatra (Fatra House of Arts), Dolný Val 47, Žilina. Tel: 041/5620-979.

LIVE MUSIC: Kazimierz Jonkisz Trio - The frontman of the Polish band, drummer Jonkisz, plays with Borys Janczarski on tenor saxophone and Martin Marinčák on contrabass.
Starts: Jan 24 at 20:00. Tickets: Sk60. Bombura Club, Nám. M. R. Štefánika 16, Brezno. Tel: 048/6115-711.


A CONCERT celebrating The Year of Czech Music will take place at the House of Arts in the eastern Slovak city of Košice. To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the death of revered Czech composer Antonín Dvořák, the year 2004 has been declared The Year of Czech Music by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO). Therefore, classical concerts around the globe this year will focus on interpreting Czech composers. The upcoming concert in Košice will start on January 22 at 19:00. Czech violoncellist Jiří Hanousek, accompanied by the Košice State Philharmonic (ŠFK) and under the baton of Jerzy Swoboda from Poland, will perform Dvořák as well as Richard Wagner and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The Dom umenia (House of Arts) sits at Moyzesova 66 in Košice. Tickets cost Sk60, Sk70, and Sk80. For more information call 055/6226-541.
photo: ŠFK

EXHIBITION: History of Prešov - Exhibition displays various objects documenting the town's history, including the first written manuscripts about Prešov, from the 9th century.
Open: Tue 9:00-18:00, Wed-Fri 9:00-17:00, Sun 13:00-18:00 until December 31. Admission: Sk15. Krajské múzeum (Regional Museum), Hlavná 86, Prešov. Tel: 051/7734-708.

EXHIBITION: Grandmas's Beans - Display of all the different types of beans ever grown on Slovak soil.
Open: Tue 9:00-18:00, Wed-Fri 9:00-17:00, Sun 13:00-18:00 until March 5. Admission: Sk20. Krajské múzeum (Regional Museum), Hlavná 86, Prešov. Tel: 051/7734-708.

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