A CONCERT of works by renowned Czech composer Bedřich Smetana (1824-1884), held as part of the Year of Czech Music, will take place at the Concert Hall of the Slovak Philharmonic on March 4 and 5. The Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, under the baton of Czech conductor Leoš Svárovský, will perform symphonic poems from Smetana's opus My Homeland. Smetana, best known for his opera The Bartered Bride, became deaf late in his life but continued to compose. The concert will start at 19:00 at the Slovak Philharmonic, at Palackého 2. Tickets cost Sk140, Sk150, and Sk170. Tel: 02/5443-5413.
photo: Slovak Philharmonic
CLASSICAL CONCERT: Bohdan Warchal's Slovak Chamber Orchestra - The orchestra, featuring violinist Ewald Danel (the orchestra's current conductor), trombonist Albert Hrubovčák, and pianists Peter Pažický and Aleš Solárik, plays music by Dag Wirén, Lars-Erik Larsson, Ilja Zeljenka and Josef Suk.
Starts: Mar 3 at 19:00. Tickets: Sk50-Sk150. Koncertná sieň Slovenskej filharmónie (The Concert Hall of the Slovak Philharmonic), Palackého 2. Tel: 02/5443-5413.
DANCE PERFORMANCE: Magic Square - Three dancers from Bratislava perform in a contemporary dance show.
Starts: Mar 3 at 20:00. Tickets: Sk100. V Club, Nám. SNP 12. Tel: 02/5921-4182.
LIVE MUSIC: René Lacko & Band - Concert by the blues-rock band dedicated to Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan.
Starts: Mar 4 at 20:00. Tickets: Sk80, Sk100. Klub Za Zrkadlom (Za Zrkadlom Club), Rovniankova 3. Tel: 02/6381-1328.
LIVE MUSIC: Creeping Beholder & Mary Jane - The Iron Maiden revival band and the punk-metal band hold a joint concert.
Starts: Mar 5 at 19:00. Tickets: Sk50. Dom kultúry Lúky (Lúky House of Culture), Vígľašská 1. Tel: 02/6382-3930.
EXHIBITION: Andrej Krajčík - The Tatra Mountains, as captured through the lens of the amateur photographer.
Open: Mon-Thu 9:00-19:00, Fri 9:00-15:00, Sat 9:00-17:00 until March 23. Admission: free. 22 Club, Vavilova 22. Tel: 02/6224-4789.
EXHIBITION: Slow Down, Speed Up - Multimedia artist Beöthy Balázs from Budapest displays 5,000 beer bottles arranged in a path on the floor, as he used to see them in Bratislava's old gardens, and features a collection of 1,001 photographs of rainbows taken from the internet displayed with a video projector.
Open: Wed-Sun 16:00-19:00 until March 14. Admission: voluntary. Galéria Priestor (Priestor Gallery), Somolického 1/B. Tel: 02/5441-8262.
DEVIL'S Violin, the highly successful seven-member Slovak band led by violinist Ján Berky-Mrenica Jr, will play for an audience in the western Slovak town of Myjava. The lively tunes of this band range from Slovak and Gypsy folk music to classical works and modern compositions. The band, which has toured the world, will perform with Slovak opera singer Ján Babjak. The concert starts at 19:00 on March 6, at the Dom kultúry (House of Culture), Partizánska 17, Myjava. Tickets cost Sk200. Tel: 034/6213-389.
photo: Devil's Violin
EXHIBITION: Resemblances and Faces of the Slovak (Town of) Nadlak - Photographs, written evidence, and three-dimensional objects documenting the 200 years since the arrival of the first Slovaks to a region in Romania.
Open: Tue-Fri 9:00-17:00, Sat-Sun 10:00-17:00. Admission: Sk5, Sk10. Ponitrianske múzeum (Ponitrianske Museum), Štefánikova trieda 1, Nitra. Tel: 037/7419-771.
LIVE MUSIC: Anticage & Nullus Hrá Primus - The two Slovak bands play alternative rock.
Starts: Mar 6 at 20:00. Tickets: Sk50. Bombura Club, Nám. M. R. Štefánika 16, Brezno. Tel: 048/6115-711.
EXHIBITION: Milan Mäkký - Display of sculptures by the artist from Žilina.
Open: Tue-Fri 9:00-17:00, Sat-Sun 10:00-17:00 until March 7. Admission: Sk5, Sk10. Považská galéria umenia (Považská Art Gallery), Štefánikova 2, Žilina. Tel: 041/5622-522.
EXHIBITION: Uhel Contra Bonos Mores - Display of 110 paintings and drawings by Jaroslav Uhel, an artist from the northern Slovak town of Liptovský Mikuláš.
Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-16:00 until April 18. Admission: Sk15. Galéria Petra M. Bohúňa (Peter M. Bohúň Gallery), Tranovského 3, Liptovský Mikuláš. Tel: 044/5522-758.
EXHIBITION: Anton Djuračka - Monographic exhibition of drawings and paintings by the artist from Žilina, celebrating the 100th anniversary of his birth.
Open: Tue-Fri 9:00-17:00, Sat-Sun 10:00-17:00 until April 11. Admission: Sk10, Sk20. Považská galéria umenia (Považská Gallery of Art), Štefánikova 2, Žilina. Tel: 041/5622-415.
CLASSICAL CONCERT: Alexandra Lubchansky - Košice State Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by the Russian Piotr Gribanov and featuring Israeli soprano Lubchansky, performs music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Starts: Mar 4 at 19:00. Tickets: Sk60, Sk70, Sk80. Dom umenia (House of Arts), Moyzesova 66, Košice. Tel: 055/6224-509.
Prepared by Kristína Havasová