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THE AUSTRIAN Cultural Forum in Bratislava is hosting an exhibition called Believe in Doubt that presents photographic and film works by members of the Upper Austrian Artistic Association. Their works focus on a central attribute of photography – its documenting of reality – but the exhibition shifts the border between documentary and fiction. Artists like E. Czihak, L. Estermann, L. Gebetsroither, J. Huemer, W. Schroedl, Th. Steiner and others have allowed their works to be arranged in mutual interaction as well as in contrast. The collection can be viewed until May 28 at the Austrian Cultural Forum, Zelená 7.

For more information, call 02/5464-1337 or see


l BALLET: Ky-Time – The Slovak National Theatre’s ballet has prepared a programme dedicated to world-famous Czech choreographer Jiří Kylián. It consists of five choreographies: two are his own and three are by his students and followers (M. Radačovský and L. Timulák).

Starts: April 24, 19:00.

SND New Building, Pribinova 17.

Admission: €6-€12. Tel: 02/2047-2298, 02/2049-4290;


LIVE MUSIC: Timna Brauer and Elias Meiri Ensemble, Pressburger Klezmer Band – This splendid mixture of emotive Jewish music and dances, featuring Austrian singers and bands plus renowned Slovak musicians, will be enhanced by a lecture on Jewish dances through a project by the House of Traditional Dances.

Starts: April 22, 19:30, Klub Za Zrkadlom, Rovniankova 3. Admission: €8-€10. Tel: 02/6383-6764;


CLASSICAL MUSIC: Agnus Dei - Within the Symphonic Vocal Cycle, the Slovak Philharmonic, conducted by Rastislav Štúr, with Janusz Olejniczak on piano, will perform Jozef Gahér’s Agnus Dei as well as Frederic Chopin and Karol Szymanowski.

Starts: April 22, 19:00. SND Historical Building, Hviezdoslavovo Square. Admission: €7-€9. Tel: 02/2047-5233,


EXHIBITION: Lobby – This exhibition by Stano Masár and Tomáš Vaněk is a site-specific and context-sensitive installation reacting to current trends in the museum and gallery branch.

Open: Tue-Fri 13:00-17:30, until April 24. SPACE, Velehradská 7/A. Admis–

sion: free. Tel: 0918/463-278;


LIVE MUSIC: Karel Gott - A star of Czech and Slovak pop music with decades of success and dozens of hit songs will give two concerts in Slovakia.

Starts: April 19, 19:00. Ice Hockey Stadium/Sports Hall. Admission: €33-€38. Tel: 02/5293-3321;


EXHIBITION: V skle maľované - Drahomír Prihel, a prominent artist, concentrates on glass-plastic art, utility glass and glass design.

Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-18:00, until May 31. Salón, Nitra Gallery, Župné Square 3. Admission: €0.50-€0.70. Tel: 037/6579-641-3;


Banská Bystrica
THE FESTIVAL of Choral Singing of Viliam Figuš-Bystrý in Banská Bystrica is among the oldest choral festivals and is now celebrating its 32nd year, which starts on April 22 with a workshop and a church concert, and follows with performances by youth choirs on April 23 and a competition between children’s choirs on April 24. These are accompanied with a concert every evening and the event culminates on the evening of April 24 with a gala concert in Estrádna Hall, hosting Tachovský dětský sbor and the Gentlemen Singers from the Czech Republic and Sine nomine from Poland. For more info, call 048/415-6051, or see


CLASSICAL MUSIC: XXth Central European Festival of Concert Art - This annual event taking place every spring starts on April 19 this year and lasts until April 24. It includes, apart from local musicians and performances by winners of student competitions, concerts by the Czech Virtuosi Brno ensemble and Camerata Salzburg from Austria. A highlight will be the final concert by the St Petersburg Chamber Orchestra conducted by Yuri Gilbo, with the phenomenal Russian trumpeter Sergei Nakariakov.

Starts: April 24, 19:00. Dom umenia Fatra, Dolný Val 47. Admission: €3-€6. Tel: 041/245-1111; and

Rimavská Sobota

EXHIBITION: Focus – Jana Farmanová's exhibition in the Town Gallery is a selection from her past exhibitions since 2006, conceived as a space installation.

Open: Mon-Fri 9:00-17:00 until April 28. Hlavné nám. 5. Admission: €0.30-€0.70. Tel: 047/5624-351;



CLASSICAL MUSIC: This special concert by the State Philharmonic in Košice and students of the local conservatory, conducted by David Švec, will perform Haydn, Donizetti, Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Mozart, Tchaikovsky and Bruch.

Starts: April 22, 19:00. House of Arts/Dom umenia, Moyzesova 66. Admission:

€4. Tel: 055/6220-763;,

Starý Smokovec

EXHIBITION: Slovenská krajina – zo zbierok Tatranskej galérie - This exhibition features paintings from the collections of the Tatra Gallery of older as well as current landscapes of various regions of Slovakia.

Open: Tue-Sat 10:00-16:00 until April 30. Vila Flóra. Admission: €1-€1.50. Tel: 052/4422-388;

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