NATHALIE Renault, a Canadian Francophone singer, pianist, and composer, will hold a concert in Bratislava with Slovak blues singer Silvia Josifoska. Renault's music ranges from jazz and blues to boogie-woogie and folk. Her lyrics mainly reflect her personal experiences. The concert starts at 20:00 on February 19 at the Klub Za Zrkadlom (Behind the Mirror Club) at Rovniankova 3. The tickets cost Sk100 and Sk120. Tel: 02/6383-6764.
CLASSICAL CONCERT: Slovak Philharmonic - The orchestra and choir of the Slovak Philharmonic, featuring pianist Tomislav Nedelkovic-Baynov and tenor Michal Lehotský, perform compositions by Gabriel Fauré, Sergei Rachmaninov, and Albert Roussel.
Starts: Feb 19 and Feb 20 at 19:00. Tickets: Sk140, Sk150, Sk170. Koncertná sieň Slovenskej filharmónie (Concert Hall of the Slovak Philharmonic), Palackého 2. Tel: 02/5443-3352.
CLASSICAL CONCERT: Public Concert - Performances by the best students of the Jozef Rosinský Elementary Art School music department.
Starts: Feb 17 at 17:00 and Feb 19 at 17:30. Admission: free. Koncertná sála (Concert Hall), Na vŕšku 4 (on Feb 17), Nitra; Základná umelecká škola (Elementary Art School), J.R. Damborského 1 (on Feb 19), Nitra. Tel: 037/7415-629.
AMERICAN new media artist and poet Bill Seaman has created the site-specific, two-part project Epiphany inside and outside of a former synagogue in Trnava. Inspired by the history, architecture, and social relations of Trnava during his stay last August, the artist incorporated these things into a video work accompanied by music and the whispered text of a poem in both English and Slovak. The second part of the project, Names of Streets, takes the lines of the poem out of the synagogue and into the streets of Trnava. Displayed in the same way as the city's street signs, the text can be found surrounding the synagogue, as well as around the Ján Koniarek Gallery located at Zelený kríček 3. Each street sign carries one line of the poem in Slovak on the top and English on the bottom. Born in 1956, Seaman is the head of the Digital Media Department at the Rhode Island School of Design. The Trnava Synagogue, which houses the Centre of Contemporary Arts, is located at Halenárska 2. It is open from Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 17:00 and from Saturday to Sunday from 13:00 to 18:00. The exhibition runs until March 31. Admission is Sk10 and Sk20. Tel: 033/5514-657.
photo: Bill Seaman
LIVE MUSIC: Close Harmony Friends - Charity concert in which the nine-member vocal group from Nitra sings gospel songs.
Starts: Feb 18 at 19:00. Admission: voluntary. Mestské kultúrne stredisko Malá Scéna (Malá Scéna City Cultural Centre), A. Dubčeka 27, Piešťany. Tel: 033/7718-992.
LIVE MUSIC: Gordon Tan - Concert of the Australian jazz quartet that plays instruments such as guitar, drums, and saxophone.
Starts: Feb 21 at 20:00. Tickets: Sk100. Q Club, Centrum 13/17, Považská Bystrica. Tel: 042/4330-862.
CLASSICAL CONCERT: Young Artists' Series - The State Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Miloš Formáček from the Czech Republic, performs works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Joaquin Rodrigo, and Johann Sebastian Bach with accompaniment from students of the Banská Bystrica Academy of Arts and the Žilina Conservatory.
Starts: Feb 19 at 19:00. Admission: free. Dom umenia Fatra (Fatra House of Arts), Dolný Val 47, Žilina. Tel: 041/5620-979.
LIVE MUSIC: Jazz Apple - The band from Banská Bystrica plays saxophone, contrabass, and drums.
Starts: Feb 21 at 20:00. Tickets: Sk50. Bombura Club, Nám. M. R. Štefánika 16, Brezno. Tel: 048/6115-711.
EXHIBITION: Cosmic Messages - Slovak glass artist Ján Zoričák, who lives in France, displays his glass sculptures.
Open: Tue-Sun 8:00-16:00 until April 18. Admission: Sk10 and Sk15. Centrum Kolomana Sokola (Koloman Sokol Centre), Námestie osloboditeľov 28, Liptovský Mikuláš. Tel: 044/5620-035.
EXHIBITION: Kovačice Naive Art - Display of paintings by amateur artists of Slovak origin from Kovačice, Serbia.
Open: Tue, Wed, Fri 9:00-17:00, Thu 9:00-18:00, Sun 14:00-18:00 until March 14. Admission: Sk10, Sk20. Šarišská galéria (Šariš Gallery), Hlavná 51, Prešov. Tel: 051/7581-121.
EXHIBITION: Coloured Bridge towards Europe - Display of 40 abstract paintings created by students of design at the Košice Technical University's Faculty of Art.
Open: Tue-Sat 9:00-17:00, Sun 9:00-13:00 until February 29. Admission: free. Východoslovenské múzeum (Eastern Slovak Museum), Nám. maratónca mieru 2, Košice. Tel: 055/6223-061.
Prepared by Kristína Havasová