Western SLOVAKIABratislavaCONCERT:EVEN those who are not die-hard jazz fans may appreciate the concert by Diana Krall, world-acclaimed Canadian singer and pianist, who appears in Bratislava on November 12 at 20:00. The 44-year-old diva, boasting two Grammys and also the prestigious Order of Canada, has never before visited Slovakia. She will offer the audience well-known singles from her 12 albums, including her 2009 release, Quiet Nights, which continues in the same vein as her previous work. Krall’s concert will be staged at the Sibamac Arena (National Tennis Centre) at Príkopova 6 with tickets costing between €55 and €70. More information at www.xl.sk.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Music and Images – Slovak Brass Quintet performs classical music compositions including No Comment by Juraj Filas.
Starts: November 10, 19:00. Admission: €5. Slovak National Gallery, Vodné kasárne (Water Barracks), Rázusovo nábrežie 2. Tel.: 02/5920-8233, www.filharm.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: Wayne Shorter Quartet – A must-see gig by Wayne Shorter, the American jazz saxophonist and multiple Grammy Award winner.
Starts: November 10, 20:00. Admission: €25 - €35. Incheba Expo Arena, Viedenská cesta 3-7. www.incheba.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: The Power of Three – Three legends of the world’s jazz scene, keyboardist Chick Corea, bassist Stanley Clarke and drummer Lenny White, return to the country.
Starts: November 11, 20:00. Admission: €30 - €40. Incheba Expo Arena, Viedenská cesta 3-7. www.incheba.sk.
SHOW: Thank You Michael Jackson – This fund-raising show telling the story of the late “King of Pop” and featuring more than 200 performers premieres in the capital before setting off on a tour around Slovakia.
Starts: November 15-16, 19:00. Admission: €10 - €99. Pasienky Sports Hall, Trnavská cesta 29. Tel: 0918/542-026, www.thriller.sk.
EXHIBITION: Charles Darwin – Participants of the Artem arts symposium present this travelling exhibition of original works of art created on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth, which will later go on to be shown in other European countries.
Open: Mon-Fri 10:00-17:00, until November 30. Admission: free. Slovak Radio Gallery, Mýtna 1. Tel: 02/5478-9416, www.artem.sk.
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LIVE MUSIC: Brink Man Ship – This jazz and drum & bass foursome from Switzerland gigs at the foot of the Little Carpathians, presenting the best of the four albums they have released .
Starts: November 14, 20:00. Admission: €5. Blue Note, J. Hašku 18. Tel: 032/7440-002, www.bluenote.sk.
EXHIBITION: Entry into the Silence – After several successful exhibitions both in Slovakia and abroad, Igor Kalný, a painter, for the first time presents his works in his hometown.
Open: Tue-Sun 9:00-17:00, until December 6. Admission: €1. Miloš Alexander Bazovský Gallery, Palackého 27. Tel: 032/7436-858, www.gmab.sk
DANCE: Swan Legend – The famous mythological romance of Aonghus and Caer in the form of a dance show produced by Irish choreographer Lisa Delaney-Galal which offers top step dance performances and Irish melodies.
Starts: November 10, 19:00. Admission: €12 - €35. Garmin Arena, Športová 5. Tel: 041/7233-186, www.tikzilina.sk.
FESTIVAL: Attractive Theatre Days – The centre of Zvolen livens up with drama performances, dance shows, concerts and displays as this theatre festival enters its 21st year.
Runs: November 12-15. Admission: €2.50 - €10 per performance. ŽSR Palace of Culture, Sokolská 69; Zvolen Castle, Námestie SNP 1. www.atraktivnedivadlo.sk.
CONCERT:AFTER a year’s break, the popular NouveauNu_FM festival will again bring its fans the best of what the organisers call “intelligent music”, meaning mostly jazz. Unlike the previous editions, this time the originally Bratislava-based event will also travel to Slovakia’s second largest city, Košice, featuring musicians from all around Europe. These include well-known names like Trouble Over Tokyo and Fink, both from Britain, DJ Bootsie Quartet from Hungary, and Digit All Love Soundsystem from Poland. The capital will host NouveauNu_FM on November 12 and 13 and Košice will do so on November 13 and 14. Tickets for one evening cost between €7.50 and €12. For more information, visit www.vresk.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: Sonata Arctica – One of Finland’s most popular bands tours the world with a load of power metal rhythms in their luggage, and will play for their eastern Slovak fans.
Starts: November 14, 19:00. Admission: €19 - €25. Cassosport Sports Hall, Alejová 11. Tel: 0915/383-068, www.cassosport.sk.
EXHIBITION: Masks from New Guinea – A collection of cult masks from the island of New Guinea.
Open: Tue-Fri 09:00-16:00, Sat-Sun 12:00-16:00, until March 7, 2010. Admission: €0.66. Tatra Museum, Vajanského 72. Tel: 052/7721-924, www.muzeumpp.sk.
9. Nov 2009 at 0:00 | Dominika Uhríková