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BratislavaMUSIC: THE 10th jubilee edition of the well-known Convergences chamber music festival will soon liven up concert halls in Bratislava. Between September 17 and 20, ten performances to suit the tastes of the most discriminating audiences will be available. Among the highlights are the opening concert featuring musicians such as British conductor Richard Cohen, Slovak cellist Jozef Lupták and Japanese violinist Aki Kuroshima, an unusual performance for children from age 5 to 10, and the closing concert by Collegium Musicum. Tickets cost between €4 and €16 and a festival pass is €45. For more information, visit www.konvergencie.sk.


MUSICAL: Fiddler on the Roof – Well-known director Jozef Bednárik’s interpretation of the famous musical which first premiered in New York 45 years ago.

Starts: September 16, 18:30. Admission: €9.95 - €12.95. Nová Scéna Theatre, Živnostenská 1. Tel: 02/2048-8500, www.nova-scena.sk.


LIVE MUSIC: Booster Wants You – Six bands compete for the evening’s first prize. A sale of second-hand instruments, vinyl records and CDs is also available.

Starts: September 17, 18:00. Admission: €2. Klub za zrkadlom (Club Behind the Mirror), Rovniankova 3. Tel: 02/6381-1328, www.kzp.sk.


CLASSICAL MUSIC: Vocal Origami – Maebashi Female Choir from Japan and Bratislava Technik Choir give a concert of modern classical music compositions, Japanese vocal songs and folklore songs.

Starts: September 19, 19:00. Admission: free. Primate's Palace, Primaciálne Square 1. Tel: 02/5980-0100, www.sk.emb-japan.go.jp.


DANCE: Beyond the River – A Slovak-Czech-Hungarian-Canadian troupe who call themselves Blue-Bridge Project have prepared a modern choreography for the Bratislava On the Move festival.

Starts: September 19, 20:00. Admission: €6. ElleDanse Alternative Theatre, Miletičova 17/B. Tel: 02/5541-0716, www.abp.sk.


EXHIBITION: 13th Chamber – On show are photographs focused on the family and its everyday life behind closed doors by talented young artist Petra Cepková.

Open: Tue-Sun 13:00-18:00, until October 4. Admission: €0.66. Central European House of Photography, Prepoštská 4. Tel: 02/5441-8214, www.sedf.sk.


LIVE MUSIC: Marie Rottrová & Guests – Famous Czech diva Marie Rottrová, alias Lady Soul, gigs with accompaniment by Dalibor Kapras’s Orchestra.

Starts: September 17, 19:00. Admission: €16. Palace of Culture, Nábrežie Ivana Krasku 1. Tel: 033/7625-365, www.domumenia-piestany.sk.


EXHIBITION: Reflections in the Glass – Miloš Galbavý celebrates the 20th anniversary of his artistic debut with a display of his latest glassworks at the same gallery that showed his first pieces.

Open: Tue-Sun 9:00-17:00, until October 18. Admission: €1. Miloš Alexander Bazovský Gallery, Palackého 27. Tel: 032/7436-858, www.gmab.sk.


EXHIBITON:SLOVAK modernist art is the focus of a comprehensive exhibition at the Slovak National Gallery, available in Zvolen until October 18. It presents dozens of avant-garde paintings, drawings and graphics from the 1920s and 1930s by some of the most famous local artists including Martin Benka, Miloš Bazovský, Ľudovít Fulla and Július Jakoby. Recurrent topics of these artists’ works, often verging on art engagé, are patriotism, humanism and social critique. Between Tradition and Modernism at Zvolen Castle at SNP Square 1, is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10:00 to 17:00 and costs €2.70. Further information at 045/5331-337 or www.sng.sk.


CLASSICAL MUSIC: Opening Symphonic Concert – A series of compositions by Mozart, Schubert and Hummel marks the opening of the 36th season of the Slovak Sinfonietta. The soirée is attended by two special guests, conductor Misha Katz and cellist Michael Kugel from Russia.

Starts: September 17, 19:00. Admission: €5 - €7. Fatra Palace of Art, Jozefa Vuruma Street. Tel: 041/5620-952, www.skozilina.sk.


EXHIBITION: 15th Jewellery Symposium – Local and foreign artists present the fruits of a two-week workshop entitled “Crisis of the Jewel”.

Open: Tue-Sun 9:00-13:00, 14:00-16:30, until September 27. Museum of Coins and Medals, Štefánikovo nám. 10. Tel: 045/6780-301, www.nbs.sk.



CLASSICAL MUSIC: Ivan Sokol’s International Organ Festival – The Alliance Française in Košice and the Slovak Philharmonic perform.

Starts: September 17, 19:30. Admission: €5. Saint Elisabeth’s Cathedral. Hlavná 26. Tel: 055/6224-514, www.sfk.sk.


EXHIBITION: Dialogues 009 – The display presents slightly surrealist paintings by a father-and-daughter duo, Rudolf Krivoš and Vanda Krivošová.

Open: Mon-Fri 10:00-17:00, Sat 10:00-13:00, until October 15. Admission: voluntary contribution. U Sediaceho Anjela Gallery, Starý Trh 53. Tel: 052/4522-153, www.galeriauanjela.sk.

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