Western SLOVAKIABratislava CONCERT: THE MOMENTUM Musicum series of concerts brings original compositions by Astor Piazzolla performed by the band Porque Tango, which consists of virtuosos playing a combination of instruments to evoke the atmosphere of a real Argentinean party, full of emotions and perceptions, on December 10 at 18:00 in Bratislava’s CC Centre at Jiráskova 3 for €3-€5. For more information, visit www.kzp.sk or www.porquetango.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: The popular Pressburger Klezmer Band, which specialises in playing central-European Jewish klezmer music, is joined by its guest the Mojše Band to offer visitors an uplifting musical and dance experience.
Starts: December 9, 19:00; Klub Za zrkadlom, Rovniankova 3. Admission: €6-€8. Tel: 02/6381-1328; www.kzp.sk.
GOSPEL MUSIC: Vianočný gospel / Christmas Gospel - The Hope Gospel Singers and Band lead by Iveta Viskupová and its special guests Mária Čírová and ZOE Chamber Orchestra offer Christmas and gospel music and introduce their new album.
Starts: December 8, 19:00; Istropolis, Trnavské mýto 1. Admission: €5-€15. Tel:
02/ 5293-3321, www. gospelsingers.sk.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Schumann in the Pálffy Palace – The Moyzes Quartet invites guests to a performance of seven pieces by Robert Schumann, including Allegro for piano and French horn, and Three Romances for piano and oboe.
Starts: December 8, 19:00; Pál-ffy Palace, Zámocká 47. Amission: free. More information: www. moyzesquartet.sk.
EXHIBITION: Hdart – This photo exhibition by artist Hessam presents colourful pictures printed on fine-art paper.
Open: Tue- Fri 13:00-18:00 until December 31; Barbakan Gal-lery, Michalská 25. Admission: free. More information: www.hdartphoto.com.
EXHIBITION: Divé Maky – The output of the artistic workshops and year-round efforts by talent scouts seeking out gifted Roma children from across Slovakia is presented as an exhibition at the Avion Shopping Park mall.
Open: Mon-Sun 9:00-21:00 until December 31; ASP, Ivánska cesta. Admission: free. More info: www.divemaky.sk.
EXHIBITON: Krása starých kníh / The Beauty of Old Books – The Printing House of Trnava University presents a collection of books from its historical facility comprising the private collection of Professor Bohumil Chmelík and proving the artistic and craft mastery of old printers and bookmakers.
Open: Mon-Fri 10:00-17:00 until December 14; entrance hall of Trnava University. Admission: free. More info: www. gjk.sk, www.tkkbs.sk.
EXHIBITION: THE ČAS Vianočný / Festive Season exhibition in Žilina’s Makovického House cultural centre presents the works of folk craftsmen who are maintaining the tradition of old handicraft skills, and thus evoking the air of Christmas as it was once celebrated in Slovakia. Until December 17, visitors can see their work on weekdays from 8:00 till 16:00 for a voluntary contribution. For more info, please go to kulturnecentrum.zilina.net.
BENEFIT CONCERT: Školy pre Afriku / Schools for Africa – A concert including children’s choirs and folklore ensembles to benefit UNICEF projects.
Starts: December 9, 17:00; res-taurant Barbakan, Š. Moyses Square 26/52. Admission: voluntary. Tel: 048/4156-052; www. pkobb.sk.
FOLKLORE/CRAFTS: Jubilanti - šúpolie, drevo, kov / Celebrating masters - Corn Husk, Wood, Metal – This exhibition shows the works of folk masters from Orava who are celebrating their jubilees this year: V. Farská, J. Kokoška, and M. Sojčák.
Open: Mon-Fri 10:00-16:00 until January 2; House of Cutu-re. Admission: free. More info: www. osvetadk.sk.
ROCK OPERA: Pietro e Lucia - Peter a Lucia – The famous love story, inspired by the novel of Romain Rolland, has become a rock opera that will be premiered in Slovakia at the Steel Arena. Director Dušan Rapoš and composer Jaroslav Moravčík found collaborators abroad, including famous soloists from Italy and Russia, and the Czech National Symphony Orchestra from Prague and Czech Philharmonic Choir from Brno.
Starts: December 9, 19:00; Ko-šice Steel Aréna. Admission: €15. Tel: 02/5293-3323; www. ticketportal.sk.
JAZZ: Euroregión bez hraníc 2010 / Jazz bez hraníc / Euro-region without Borders; Jazz without Borders 2010 – Within this set of events, the legendary jazz-rock band Collegium Musicum will bring its unbound, wild and characteristic mix of genres to local audiences.
Starts: December 10, 19:00; Theatre Hall – House of Culture, Štefánikova 99. Admission: €8-€10. Tel: 052/7722-255; www.poprad.sk.
6. Dec 2010 at 0:00 | Zuzana VIlikovská