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Compiled by Jana Liptáková

BRATISLAVA


THE PALESTRINA Choir of St Mary's Pro-Cathedral in Dublin will hold a benefit concert under the baton of Blanaida Murphy at 19:00 on June 30 on the occasion of the termination of the Irish EU presidency. The famous boys' ensemble will perform works by Antonio Vivaldi, Edward Elgar, Franz Schubert, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, and other composers. Gerard Gillen will accompany them on organ. The concert takes place at the St Martin Cathedral under the auspices of Irish Ambassador to Slovakia Thomas D Lyons and Bratislava's Old Town Mayor Peter Čiernik. Admission is voluntary and will go to support the Cancer Research Foundation. For more information call 02/5932-7716.
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CLASSICAL CONCERT: Concert in the Church - Polish Camerata Cracovia ensemble performs early music, song, and dance of the Renaissance period.
Starts: June 28 at 19:00. Františkánsky Kostol (Franciscan Church), Františkánska 1. Tel: 02/5924-6111.

EXHIBITION: 33 Protagonists of Historic Avant-garde - Representative display shows works of the most interesting personalities of the first half of the 20th century.
Open: Tue-Sun 10:00 to 18:00 until September 26. Admission: Sk45. Múzeum Milana Dobeša (Milan Dobeš Museum), Zámočnícka 13. Tel: 02/5443-2305.

EXHIBITION: Walks in Paris - Photographs by Spanish artist Luis Pardinas Bejár.
Open: Mon-Fri until August 3. Admission: free. Francúzsky inštitút (French Institute), Sedlárska 7. Tel: 02/5934-7777.

LIVE MUSIC: Dlhé Diely and Tu v Dome - Two Slovak alternative folk bands hold a joint concert.
Starts: June 30 at 20:30. Admission: Sk80, Sk50. Divadlo Stoka (Stoka Theatre) Pribinova 1. Tel: 02/6541-1717.


WESTERN SLOVAKIA

FESTIVAL: Masters of Rock - Slovak and foreign rock bands, including the well-known Europe, Helloween, and Olympic, perform at the international open-air festival.
Runs: July 2 and 3, starting at 13:30. Admission: Sk750 (for both days), Sk650 (one day). Slnečné Jazerá (Sun Lakes recreation area), Senec. Tel (Tourist Information Office): 02/4592-8224.

CLASSICAL MUSIC: Festival Musica Sacra - The 14th annual international festival of classical music hosts Slovak Choir Adoremus.
Starts: July 1 at 19:00. Admission free. Piaristický kostol Sv Ladislava (Piarist Church of St Ladislav), Piaristická ulica, Nitra. Tel: 037/161-86.


CENTRAL SLOVAKIA

FESTIVAL: Zvolen's Castle Plays - Japanese singer Mitsuko Mori sings arias from Giovanni Puccini's Madam Butterfly opera, performed by the Moravskoslezské Národné Divadlo Ostrava (Moravian-Silesian National Theatre in Ostrava) in the opera segment of the theatre festival.
Starts: June 29 at 20:00. Admission: Sk300, Sk280 (€10). Nádvorie Zvolenského zámku (The courtyard of the Zvolen castle), Zvolen. Tel: 045/533-1781.

FESTIVAL: Topvar Rock Fest - Fourth annual rock festival features international stars such as Suzi Quatro and Uriah Heep, and Czech music bands Kabát and Kryštof.
Runs: July 2 and 3, starting at 13:30. Admission: Sk600 (for both days), Sk350 (one day). Ardea Zelená Voda recreation area, Nové Mesto nad Váhom. Tel: 033/7729-715.


EASTERN SLOVAKIA


ON THE OCCASION of the launch of an online photobank, a photography exhibition recently opened in Prešov. The FotoAgent company launched the website www.fotoagent.sk last May. The database of photos in electronic form currently offers over 4,000 pictures, depicting particular sites in Slovakia, its natural beauties, as well as current events. About 100 photos are added to the database weekly. FotoAgent hopes that the database will help them to fill in a gap in the market by making pictures to be used for promotion, tourism, news, and artistic work more easily accessible. Twenty photographers from Slovakia, the Czech Republic, and Russia each contributed more than 150 photos to the online database. The display of the hard copies of the photographs takes place at the Atrium Pension, at Floriánova 4, Prešov. It is open daily until September 30. Tel: 0903/900-986.


EXHIBITION: Evolution - A display of works by abstract artist Ivan Csudai and his students.
Open: Tue-Fri 10:00-18:00, Sat 13:00-17:30, Sun 14:00-17:30 until July 25. Admission: Sk20. Východoslovenská Galéria (Gallery of Eastern Slovakia), Hlavná 27, Košice. Tel: 055/6221-187.


Compiled by Jana Liptáková

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