DOUBLE Blue Harp, a joint concert by two phenomenal harmonica players, Slovak Erich "Boboš" Procházka and Hungarian Mátyás Pribojszky, will take place on Saturday, June 12 at 19:30. Procházka, acclaimed among harmonica players abroad, won the Slovak Aurel Music Award for the Best Instrumental of 2003. Pribojszky has travelled the world with his Blues Fools band, and appeared as a guest on Procházka's last CD ...grooved... The duo will host Italian guitarist/singer Mike Sponza, the leader of Blues Etcetera. The concert takes place at Klub za zrkadlom at Rovniankova 3. Tickets cost Sk120 and Sk150. Tel: 02/6381-1328.
photo: Mátyás Pribojszky
FESTIVAL: Junifest - Slovak rock, folk, and pop bands, such as Horkýže Slíže, Lojzo, and Tublatanka, perform.
Runs: June 7 to 13, starting at 11:00. Tickets: Sk50. Incheba, Viedenská cesta 7. Tel: 02/6727-1111.
CLASSICAL CONCERT: Final Concert - Pupils attending music courses at the Ružinov Culture House perform on piano and flute.
Starts: June 9 at 17:30. Admission: voluntary. Dom kultúry Ružinov (Ružinov Culture House), Ružinovská 28. Tel: 02/4333-0523.
LIVE MUSIC: Preßburger Klezmer Band & Mango Molas - Slovak bands perform world music inspired by klezmer and rhythm.
Starts: June 9 at 19:00. Tickets: Sk250. Teátro Wüstenrot, Trnavské Mýto 1. Tel: 02/5022-8740.
LIVE MUSIC: Lucie & FOK - Czech legendary rock band Lucie performs, accompanied by the Prague Symphonic Orchestra - FOK, as part of the band's tour celebrating its new CD Lucie in Opera.
Starts: June 11 at 20:00. Tickets: Sk1,000. Národné tenisové centrum (National Tennis Centre), Príkopova 6. Tel: 02/4920-9890.
EXHIBITION: Atelier 4 - University students Andrea Bartošová and Michal Czinege display their contemporary paintings.
Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-17:00 until September 5. Admission: Sk20 and Sk40. Múzeum kultúry Maďarov na Slovensku (Museum of Hungarian Culture in Slovakia), Žižkova 18. Tel: 02/5920-7203.
EXHIBITION: The Colours of Europe - Display of drawings by children from 43 Elementary Art Schools who participated in the international Young Europeans competition.
Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-18:00 until June 12. Admission: Sk10. Bibiana, Panská 41. Tel: 02/5443-4986.
LIVE MUSIC: The Devil's Violin - Led by violinist Ján Berky-Mrenica, the group's repertoire ranges from traditional Slovak and temperamental Gypsy folk to classical music.
Starts: June 7 at 19:00. Tickets: Sk150. Dom Armády (House of the Army), Hviezdoslavova 1. Trenčín. Tel: 032/7433-505.
CLASSICAL CONCERT: Seasonal Concert - Žilina State Chamber Orchestra, featuring violinist František Figura, performs music by Antonín Dvořák.
Starts: June 10 at 19:00. Tickets: Sk50, Sk70, and Sk100. Dom umenia Fatra (Fatra House of Arts), Dolný Val 47, Žilina. Tel: 041/5620-979.
CLASSICAL CONCERT: Graduate's Concert - Students of the Art Academy and the Banská Bystrica State Opera Orchestra, conducted by Igor Bulla, perform music by Johann Sebastian Bach and Joaquin Rodrigo.
Starts: June 10 at 19:00. Tickets: Sk40, Sk80. Štátna opera (The State Opera), Národná 11, Banská Bystrica. Tel: 048/4155-715.
AN EXHIBITION entitled Far, Far to Heaven and Even Further exhibits photographs by Barbora Čisáriková at the Nova Photo Gallery in Košice. In her pictures, the Košice native captured her "world of fantasies and dreams". FotoGaléria Nova sits at Hlavná 48, at the Verejná knižnica Jána Bocatia library. The exhibition runs from Monday to Friday from 7:30 to 18:00 until June 23. Admission is free. Tel: 055/6223-291.
photo: Barbora Čisáriková
LIVE MUSIC: Desmod - Concert by the popular rock band from Nitra.
Starts: June 10 at 19:30. Tickets: Sk50. Jumbo centre, Masarykova 2, Košice. Tel: 055/6335-895.
CLASSICAL CONCERT: Japanese violinist Chizuru Goto and pianist Naoko Inada perform music by Carl Maria von Weber, Max Bruch, and Ludwig van Beethoven.
Starts: June 10 at 19:00. Admission: free. Dom umenia (House of Arts), Moyzesova 66, Košice. Tel: 055/6226-541.
EXHIBITION: Ondrej Pješčák - Slovak artist from Spišská Belá displays his oil paintings.
Open: Mon-Fri 10:00-12:00, 12:30-15:00 until June 30. Admission: Sk10, Sk20. Múzeum JM Petzvala (JM Petzval Museum), Petzvalova 30, Spišská Belá. Tel: 052/4591-307.
Prepared by Kristína Havasová