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Prepared by Jana Liptáková

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Hoffman, from the Czech Republic, is a fledgling 16-year-old performer, but belies her tender years with a mature blues voice tinged with gospel humility.
The concert takes place on October 14 at 20:00 in the Klub za Zrkadlom (Club Behind the Mirror) at Rovniankova 3.

photo: Maria Hoffman




THE LADIES & PIANO programme brings together three formidable female performers, Maria Hoffman, Silvia Josifoska and Canadian Nathalie Renault, who deliver a telling rendition of chanson, jazz and blues material. Renault brings to her piano a voice inspired by the likes of Al Jarreau, Shirley Horn and Helen Merill, and whose distinctive keyboard playing is influenced by Keith Jarrett. The concert takes place on October 14 at 20:00 in the Klub za Zrkadlom (Club Behind the Mirror) at Rovniankova 3. Tickets cost Sk180. For more information call 02/6381-1328.
photo: Nathalie Renault


CLASSICAL CONCERT: Cycle of Russian Music - A concert of works by Igor Stravinsky, Sofia Gubaidulina, and Galina Ustvolskaya takes place within the Space Festival.
Starts: Oct 12 at 20:00. Admission: Sk80. Kostol Cirkvi Bratskej, Cukrová 4. Tel: 0908/046-735.


LIVE MUSIC: Zuzana Navarová & Koa - One of the Czech Republic's most original female singer/songwriters performs.
Starts: Oct 13 at 20:00. Admission: Sk250. Babylon Music Club, Karpatská 2. Tel: 0915/200-567.


EXHIBITION: Metamorphoses - Prominent Slovak graphic artist Vladimír Gažovič exhibits his work, including illustrations of Metamorphoses, based on Ovid's classical myths, and the poem by Edgar Allan Poe, The Raven.
Open: Mon, Wed, Thu 13:00-17:30, Tue, Fri 10:00-12:00, 13:30-16:00 until October 20. Admission: free. Artotéka Gallery, Kapucínska 1. Tel: 02/5463-0427.



Slovakia's Josifoska is another fine blues singer, complementing her repertoire with soul, jazz, rock and pop. The concert takes place on October 14 at 20:00 in the Klub za Zrkadlom (Club Behind the Mirror) at Rovniankova 3. Tickets cost Sk180. For more information call 02/6381-1328.
photo: Silvia Josifoska


EXHIBITION: Dialogues of Silence - Spanish artist Alfred García Andrés presents a range of paintings and graphic works.
Open: Tue-Sun 12:00-18:00 until October 24. Admission: free. Galéria Z (Z Gallery), Ventúrska 9. Tel: 02/5441-5724.


WESTERN SLOVAKIA


FESTIVAL: Homage to Flute - Vladislav Brunner, accompanied by Marica Dobiášová, Ján Slávik and Alexander Lakatoš plays the flute as part of the Music to Trnava festival.
Runs: Oct 15 at 18:00. Admission: Sk100. Kopplov Kaštieľ (Koppel House), Trnava. Tel: 033/5511-022. (Another two concerts will be held in Dolná Krupá Kaštiel, Oct 16 at 17:00 and Kopplov Kaštieľ, Oct 17 at 18:00).


CLASSICAL MUSIC: Collegium Cantorum - The chamber ensemble gives a concert performance.
Starts: Oct 17 at 16:00. Admission: free. St Urban Church at Zobor, Nitra. Tel: 0907/432-320.


CENTRAL SLOVAKIA



THE EPIPHANY project by Bill Seaman is a combination of image, text and sound, revealing the artist's reaction to the particularities of the situation and space. The project was premiered at Trnava Synagogue last February at its Centre for Contemporary Art, and is now showing in the At Home Gallery in Šamorín's former synagogue. The project exists on two levels - as an interiorising video installation, and as a conceptual, poetic text written on enamel signs on various exteriors. The American artist assembled the visual and acoustic material during his residency organised by the Ján Koniarek Gallery in Trnava in August 2003. The exhibition will end on October 24. For more information call the At Home Gallery, Mliečňanská 6, Šamorín. Tel: 031/5627-999.
photo: Ján Koniarek Gallery


CLASSICAL CONCERT: David di Fiore - The prominent American organ player, accompanied by a quartet of brass instruments, performs his own material as well as works by Charpentier and Copland.
Starts: Oct 14 at 19:00. Admission: free. Hradný kostol Sv. Kataríny (Castle Church of St Catherine), Kremnica. Tel: 045/6743-968.


LIVE MUSIC: 35 years of Punk and Chaos in Slovakia - Two Slovak punk legends, Slobodná Európa and Zóna A, give a live gig.
Starts: Oct 15 at 18:30. Admission Sk100, Sk130. Rondel Club 23, Závodská cesta 6, Žilina. Tel: 0903/804-051.


EXHIBITION: When Winter Asks - Examples of traditional farmers' products.
Starts: Oct 17 at 9:00. Admission: Sk60. Múzeum slovenskej dediny (The Slovak Village Museum), Jahodnícke háje, Martin. Tel: 043/4132-686.


EASTERN SLOVAKIA


LIVE MUSIC: Meky Žbirka Tour - The Slovak pop legend and his guests, Misha and Martha, take their tour to Slovak towns and cities.
Starts: Oct 12 at 19:00. Admission: Sk250. Stará športová hala (Old Sports Hall), Pri jazdiarni 1, Košice. Tel: 055/ 6258-888. (Other concerts take places in Prešov on Oct 13, Prievidza on Oct 14, and Žilina on Oct 16).


EXHIBITION: Jewel Not Only as Decoration - Karol Weisslechner exhibits his latest works from the sphere of jewels, using them as objects and installations, as the exhibition title suggests.
Open: Mon-Fri 9:00-17:00, Sat 9:00-13:00 until October 30. Admission: Sk5, Sk10, Sk20. Tatranská galéria (Tatra Gallery), Alžbetina 30, Poprad. Tel: 052/7721-968.


Prepared by Jana Liptáková

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