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Western SLOVAKIA BratislavaLIVE MUSIC: AFTER a successful summer tour through Slovak cities, the Convergence international chamber music festival will culminate in Bratislava from September 18 to 21. Its excellent performances and unique ambience make it one of the most renowned events of its kind. The festival's highlights this year include a performance of Chassidic Songs, the Franco-Slovak Chamber Music Night and the world premiere of a vocal-instrumental piece by Brazilian composer Jorge Bossa that is based on texts from the Book of Ecclesiastes. Performers include cellist Jozef Lupták, the founder of the event, keyboardist Marián Varga, violinist Simon Tandree and cellist Robert Cohen (both from the UK), and Rabbi Baruch Myers, chief rabbi of Bratislava. The concerts will take place at the Klarisky Concert Hall on Klariská Street, the Primate's Palace at Primaciálne Square, the Design Factory on Bottova Street and the Great Evangelical Church on Panenská Street. Tickets cost Sk250-Sk350 (€8.30-€11.62); a festival pass costs Sk990 (€32.86). For further information, go to www.konvergencie.sk.

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Western SLOVAKIA


Bratislava
LIVE MUSIC: AFTER a successful summer tour through Slovak cities, the Convergence international chamber music festival will culminate in Bratislava from September 18 to 21. Its excellent performances and unique ambience make it one of the most renowned events of its kind. The festival's highlights this year include a performance of Chassidic Songs, the Franco-Slovak Chamber Music Night and the world premiere of a vocal-instrumental piece by Brazilian composer Jorge Bossa that is based on texts from the Book of Ecclesiastes. Performers include cellist Jozef Lupták, the founder of the event, keyboardist Marián Varga, violinist Simon Tandree and cellist Robert Cohen (both from the UK), and Rabbi Baruch Myers, chief rabbi of Bratislava. The concerts will take place at the Klarisky Concert Hall on Klariská Street, the Primate's Palace at Primaciálne Square, the Design Factory on Bottova Street and the Great Evangelical Church on Panenská Street. Tickets cost Sk250-Sk350 (€8.30-€11.62); a festival pass costs Sk990 (€32.86). For further information, go to www.konvergencie.sk.

Bratislava
LIVE MUSIC: Dave Stapleton & Beg Wahorn – This British jazz duo's gig is one of the last events of Bratislava's Summer of Culture.
Starts: Sept. 17, 20:00. Admission: Sk120 (€3.98). The Klarisky Concert Hall, Klariská Street. Tel: 02/5910-3133, www.bkis.sk.

Bratislava
BALLET: Ivan the Terrible – The Slovak National Theatre presents the premiere of an impressive ballet about the famous Russian tsar.
Starts: Sept. 19-20, 19:00. Admission: from Sk400 (€13.28). The Slovak National Theatre, Pribinova 17. Tel: 02/5778-2534, www.snd.sk.

Bratislava
LIVE MUSIC: Little Blue Riding Hood – The Bratislava Cultural and Information Centre invites all families with children for a musical cruise on the Danube.
Starts: Sept. 21, 15:00. Admission: Sk180 (€5.42). The Martin, Bratislava Passenger Port. Tel: 02/5293-2226, www.lod.sk.

Bratislava
LIVE MUSIC: In Jungle We Trust – This performance by DJ Spaceant, DJ Duke and MC Phile from Austria is the first event of the Art of Vinyl club concert cycle.
Starts: Sept. 20, 21:00. Admission: Sk150 (€4.98) in advance, Sk220 (€7.30) at the door. The Klub za Zrkadlom music club, Rovniankova 3. Tel: 02/6381-1328, www.kzp.sk.

Bratislava
EXHIBITION: The Rise of a Legend – This new exhibition “about the power of humanism that arose from our country and spoke to the whole world” is dedicated to Alexander Dubček, “Slovakia's most famous figure".
Open: Mon-Sun 10:00-16:00, until Sep 21. Admission: free. The Slovak Parliament building, Alexander Dubček Square 1. www.artem.sk.

Trnava
LIVE MUSIC: Film Music – The Prague Film Orchestra plays the best-known film music during the Trnava Days 2008 festival.
Starts: Sept. 15, 15:00. Admission: Sk100 (€3.32). City Amphitheatre, Halenárska Street. Tel: 033/3236440, www.trnava.sk.

Nitra
EXHIBITION: Tiger and Rat – Júlia Piačková and Igor Piačka, a renowned husband-and-wife artistic team, show their newest works.
Open: Mon-Sun, 10:00-19:30, until September 21. Admission: free. The Small Akcent Gallery, Kúpeľná 4. Tel: 0905/318-260.

Central SLOVAKIA



Žilina
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Opening Concert – The Slovak Sinfonietta opens its 35th season with a concert of works by Prokofiev, Suchoň and Brahms.
Starts: Sept. 18, 19:00. Admission: Sk120-Sk140 (€3.98-€4.65). The Fatra Palace of Art, Jozefa Vuruma Street. Tel: 041/5620-952, www.slovaksinfonietta.sk.

Žilina
FESTIVAL: The Street for People – To mark European Mobility Week, Veľká Okružná Street will become a boulevard “for all those who prefer people to cars”. For twelve hours, heavy traffic will be replaced with concerts, workshops and fashion shows.
Starts: Sept. 20, 10:00. Admission: free. Veľká Okružná Street. www.mulica.sk.

Eastern SLOVAKIA



Košice
MUSIC: TEN SOLOISTS from the famous Don Cossacks Choir will be touring eastern Slovakia from September 15 to 21. Their sincere interpretation of ancient Russian andUkrainian liturgical and folklore songs, to the accompaniment of bayans, balalaikas and guitars, has been described as both touching and cheerful. The singers will visit Košice, Bardejov, Svidník, Humenné, Prešov, Kežmarok and Ružomberok, with every concert taking place at a local church or cultural centre, usually at 19:00. Tickets cost Sk150 (€4.98). More information is available at www.mickosice.sk. Photo: AP Projekt

Košice
LIVE MUSIC: Marie Rottrová & Guests – One of the most famous Czech singers, nicknamed “Lady Soul”, performs her greatest hits.
Starts: Sept. 18, 19:00. Admission: Sk450-Sk500 (€14.94-€16.60). The Palace of Art, Moyzesova 66. Tel: 055/16-186, www.mickosice.sk.

Hrabušice
CYCLING: XCM Slovak Paradise – All sports and nature fans are invited to the fifth Slovak Paradise cycling marathon.
Starts: Sept. 20, 07:30. Admission: free (participation fee: Sk300 - €9.96). The Podlesok Relax Centre (near Hrabušice). www.xcmaraton.sk.

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