Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

MUSIC, THEATRE, EXHIBITION...

Countrywide Events

Western Slovakia BratislavaLIVE MUSIC: TOP Slovak musicians and soloists who used to be members of the prominent folklore ensemble Lúčnica are premiering a new show on September 1 as part of the Golden Violin project. Musicians grouped around Martin Sleziak, the project artistic director and violin virtuoso, will perform compositions by Mozart, Puccini, and Brahms arranged by Ľubica Salamon-Čekovská and Peter Jantoščiak, hits from famous musicals and operettas, and Italian bel canto music. Soprano Adriana Kučerová, baritone Dalibor Jenis and violinist Dalibor Karvay (pictured above) are the highlights of the show. Due to the extensive reconstruction of Bratislava Castle, the show will take place at the Incheba Expo Arena at Viedenská cesta 3-7. Tickets cost from Sk390 (€12.95) to Sk1,990 (€66.06). For more information, go to www.zlatehusle.sk.

Dalibor Karvay(Source: SITA)

Western Slovakia


Bratislava
LIVE MUSIC: TOP Slovak musicians and soloists who used to be members of the prominent folklore ensemble Lúčnica are premiering a new show on September 1 as part of the Golden Violin project. Musicians grouped around Martin Sleziak, the project artistic director and violin virtuoso, will perform compositions by Mozart, Puccini, and Brahms arranged by Ľubica Salamon-Čekovská and Peter Jantoščiak, hits from famous musicals and operettas, and Italian bel canto music. Soprano Adriana Kučerová, baritone Dalibor Jenis and violinist Dalibor Karvay (pictured above) are the highlights of the show. Due to the extensive reconstruction of Bratislava Castle, the show will take place at the Incheba Expo Arena at Viedenská cesta 3-7. Tickets cost from Sk390 (€12.95) to Sk1,990 (€66.06). For more information, go to www.zlatehusle.sk.

Bratislava
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Bach and Capricornus – Musicians from Japan, Italy, Hungary, the Netherlands and Slovakia perform works by Johann Sebastian Bach and Samuel Capricornus.
Starts: Sept. 1, 19:00. Admission: Sk130/Sk80 (€4.32/€2.66). The New Evangelical church, Legionárska Street. Tel: 0905/716-851.

Bratislava
OPERA: Krútňava (The Whirlpool) – The Slovak National Theatre (SND) opens its new season with a live broadcast of the opera by Eugen Suchoň.
Starts: Sept. 1, 19:45. Admission: Sk200 (€6.64) - Sk800 (€26.56). The new building of the SND, Pribinova 17. Tel: 02/5778-2534, www.snd.sk.

Bratislava
FESTIVAL: The Day of Joy – This celebration of the first school day includes competitions, workshops, face painting and other activities.
Starts: Sept. 2, 11:00. Admission: free. CC Centrum, Jiráskova 3. Tel: 02/6382-4390.

Bratislava
LIVE MUSIC: The Cassidys – The Irish band performs.
Starts: Sept. 7, 18:00. Admission: Sk220 (€7.30). The Primate Palace’s courtyard, Primaciálne Square. Tel: 02/5935-6650.

Bratislava
EXHIBITION: Magic Eights in Slovak History – This travelling exhibition prepared by Pavol Komora, Martin Besedič and Peter Tomčík marks the milestone years in Slovak history between 828 and 1989 via documents, photos, period exhibits and a film.
Open: Mon-Sun 9:00-17:00 until September 28. Admission: free. The Western Terrace of Bratislava Castle. Tel: 02/5935-6650.

Pezinok
EXHIBITION: Art Brut and Outsider Art – This display from the collection of the Slovak National Gallery presents a selection of art brut and outsider works created by renowned artists from France, the Netherlands, and Israel.
Open: Tue–Sun 10:00-17:00 until September 30. Admission: Sk50 (€1.66). The Gallery of Naive Art, Cajlanská 255. Tel: 033/6404-035, www.sng.sk.

Central Slovakia


Žilina
FILM FESTIVAL:THE KINOBUS film festival experiments with forms of film presentation, the limits of art, and its relationship to a specific venue. During the festival, which will be held between September 5 and 7, two buses will take film lovers to towns and villages near Žilina, with stops in local cinemas, to see films on the theme of home. Now in its fourth year, the festival will follow the route: Žilina – Príbovce - Kláštor pod Znievom – Belá-Dulice – Blatnica – Žilina. The focus is on Central European film, with a stress on Slovak culture. It will feature 10 full-length films (including Czech Štestí, pictured above), some short films and a play performed by an amateur theatre group from Belá-Dulice. The gallery at the Stanica culture centre, the festival’s main organiser, will house an exhibition of household items typical of Czechoslovakia in the 1960s and 1980s. Tickets cost Sk350 (€11.62) and Sk450 (€14.94). For more information, go to www.kinobus.sk.

Komárno
OPERA: István, a Király – A performance of the most successful Hungarian rock opera takes place.
Starts: Sept. 6, 20:00. Admission: Sk50 (€1.66)-Sk2,200 (€73.03). Local football stadium of KFC Komárno, Športová Street. Tel: 035/7713-170.

Liptovský Mikuláš
FESTIVAL: White Light – Proceeds from the first year of this festival dedicated to celebrating health will be presented to a local hospital. The rich programme includes music, dance, a photo exhibition, fashion show, a competition and more.
Starts: Sept. 6, 20:30. Admission: Sk350 (€11.62). The House of Culture, Hollého 4. Tel: 044/5564-000.

Banská Bystrica
EXHIBITION: Old Banská Bystrica – This display of 250 historical postcards enables visitors to go back 150 years in time to see buildings and walk the streets of Banská Bystrica that no longer exist.
Open: Mon-Fri, Sun 9:00-17:00, Sat 9:00-13:00. Admission: Sk15 (€0.50), Sk30 (€1). Central Slovak Museum, Thurzo’s House, SNP Square 4, Tel: 048/4125-897, www.stredoslovenskemuzeum.sk.

Eastern Slovakia



Košice
LIVE MUSIC: Dubfire Deep Dish – The electronic legend performs.
Starts: Sept. 5, at 18:00. Admission: Sk499 (€16.56), Sk650 (€21.58). Cassosport Hall, Tel: 055/6258-888.

Košice
SHOW: The Australian Pink Floyd Show – This show presents original music from Pink Floyd albums The Wall, The Final Cut, Momentary Lapse Of Reason, Division Bell, Animals, Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, as well as a light show in the style of Pink Floyd’s last world tours.
Starts: Sept. 6, 20:00. Admission: from Sk690 (€22.90). Steel Arena. Tel: 055/6258-888.

Top stories

Coalition only agrees on how to talk. But what will they talk about?

Budget talks to decide on concrete policies. Danko wants airplanes, Fico wants better pay for nights and weekends.

Danko, Fico, Bugar.

Cloud computing becomes a standard

External servers are now much more secure than local business ones, according to experts.

Slovak firms have their eyes on the cloud.

Slovaks drink less and less

Behind the decline in alcohol consumption is, for example, the abandoning of the habit of drinking at work – typical especially during communism, according to an expert.

Kiska: Even Europe has its aggressive neighbour

President Andrej Kiska addressed UN commenting poverty, instability and climate change.

President Andrej Kiska