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CLASSICAL MUSIC: The Bohdan Warchal Slovak Chamber Orchestra - The leading chamber orchestra and prominent Czech violin player Pavel Šprocl play Händel, Bach, Tartini, and Boccherini.
Starts: Apr 20 at 19:00. Admission: Sk130, Sk140. Koncertná sieň Slovenskej filharmónie (Concert Hall of the Slovak Philharmonic), Palackého 2. Tel: 02/5920-8233.

SEAL, the "velvet voice" of world pop, will perform in Bratislava on April 18. The concert by the British singer of hits such as Kiss From A Rose and Killer is part of his world tour to promote his CD Best: 1991-2004. The charismatic star emerged from England's house music scene in the early 1990s to become the most popular British soul vocalist of the decade. Before beginning his singing career, Seal studied architecture and worked in electrical engineering. The concert starts April 18 at 20:00 at Incheba, Expo Arena, Viedenská cesta 7. Ticket prices range from Sk890 to Sk1290. Tel: 0904/666-363.
photo: XL Promotion

LIVE MUSIC: Silver Rain - Marcus Miller, one of the best bass guitarists in the world, and who played with Miles Davis, performs.
Starts: Apr 20 at 20:00. Admission: Sk499. Babylon Music Club, Karpatská 2. Tel: 0915/200-567.

CLASSICAL MUSIC: Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra - The ensemble features Dalibor Karvay, a child prodigy, who has developed into an first class violin player.
Starts: Apr 21 at 19:00. Admission: Sk210-250. Koncertná sieň Slovenskej filharmónie (Concert Hall of the Slovak Philharmonic), Palackého 2. Tel: 02/5920-8233.

SHOW: Hollywood - Holiday on Ice brings its latest ice show, dedicated to the world of film, to Slovakia.
Starts: Apr 21-24. Admission: Sk450, Sk550, Sk1300. ST Aréna, Ondrej Nepela ice-hockey stadium, Odbojárov 9. Tel: 02/5293-3323.

MARKET: Bratislava Market - Handicraft makers offer their traditional wares as part of the Bratislava for Everybody event, during which people can visit Bratislava zoo, the Botanic Garden, city galleries and open-air musical and drama performances free of charge.
Runs: Apr 23 and 24. Admission: free. Bratislava downtown. Tel: 02/5935-6155.

EXHIBITION: From Private Collection - The display presents 60 photos by controversial Czech photographer Jan Saudek, of which some are for sale.
Runs: Mon-Sat 12:00-18:00 until April 24. Admission: Sk80. Z Gallery, Zichy Palace, Ventúrska 9. Tel: 02/5441-5724.

EXHIBITION: Countries of Bodies and Fields of Faces - Austrian visual artist Michaela Trummer exhibits her pieces.
Open: until April 29. Admission: free. Austrian Culture Forum, Zelená 7. Tel: 02/5464-1337.

EXHIBITION: Oliver Leššo - The exhibition introduces works by the sculptor, who creates his works using glass.
Open: Tue-San 13:00-18:00 until April 30. Admission: free. Nova Gallery, Baštová 2, Tel: 02/5443-3039.


CLASSICAL MUSIC: Organ Concert - Stanislav Šurin, chairman of the Bach Association in Slovakia, plays Johann Sebastian Bach within the JS Bach festival.
Starts: Apr 20 at 13:00. Admission: free. Kostol Sv. Mikuláša (St Nicolas Church), Námestie sv. Mikuláša, Trnava. Tel: 02/5932-7716.

EXHIBITION: I See - Three young photographers, Juraj Anušev, Juraj Fifík and Tomáš Manina, present their black-and-white photo assortment of European cities and the countryside.
Open: Mon-Fri 10:00-15:00 until May 7. Admission: Sk20, Sk30. Nitrianska galéria (Nitra Gallery) and Galéria Mladých (Gallery of Youth), Župné námestie 3, Nitra. Tel: 037/6579-641-3.


PAINTER and writer Karim Chaibi, an American born in Tunis, presents his colourful paintings in an exhibition, Soul. His works are poetical and contain mystical secrets, which is also true of his short stories. Chaibi was raised in a traditional Islamic milieu though as a child he attended the French Jesuit school. A graduate of the Zitouna Islamic Theological Faculty, he taught himself to paint as an adult when he began to travel the world. Karim lived and worked in the United States, Morocco, Saudi Arabia and currently lives in Slovakia, along with his spouse and their three children. The exhibition takes place at Galéria Merum (Merum Gallery) at Štúrova 108, Modra. It is open daily between 15:00 and 18:00 until May 8. Tel: 02/5478-9416.
photo: Galéria Merum

FOLK MUSIC: Kubínske Krpčeky (Moccasins of Kubín) - Children's folk dance and music ensembles perform at a regional competition.
Starts: Apr 24 at 10:00. Admission: voluntary. Mestské kultúrne stredisko (Town Centre of Culture), Bysterecká 1263/55, Dolný Kubín. Tel: 043/5864-928.

EXHIBITION: Mixiatures and Moslem Teenagers - The photos of Soody Sharifi, an Iranian living in the USA, explore ancient and contemporary culture.
Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-17:00 until May 15. Admission: Sk15, Sk30. Koloman Sokol Centre, Námestie osloboditeľov 28, Liptovský Mikuláš. Tel: 044/5620-035.


CLASSICAL MUSIC: Music Spring of Prešov - The Slovak State Philharmonic orchestra of Košice featuring solo violoncello player Michal Sťahel gives the closing concert of the festival under the baton of Hungarian conductor Gergely Ménesi.
Starts: Apr 20 at 19:00. Admission: Sk200. Park kultúry a oddychu (Culture and Leisure Park), Hlavná 50, Prešov. Tel: 051/7723-741-2.

FOLK MUSIC: Old Notes of Young Strings of Europe - Estonian artists perform within the 15th year of the international youth festival of traditional folk music.
Starts: Apr 24 at 17:00. Admission: voluntary. Mestské kultúrne stredisko (Town City Centre), Starý trh 46, 47, Kežmarok. Tel: 052/4522-156.

Prepared by Jana Liptáková

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