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THE INTERNATIONAL jazz project Komeda - The Innocent Sorcerer is the work of Polish saxophone player Adam Pieronczyk, who invited US saxophonist Gary Thomas to cooperate. Their cast of players is completed by Nelson Veras (Brazil) on guitar, Max Mucha (Poland) on contrabass and Lukas Zyta (Poland) on drums. The concert on April 19 at 20:00 in Klub za Zrkadlom, Rovniankova 3 in Bratislava, will be a tribute to an icon of Polish jazz, Krzysztof Komeda Trzcinski. Tickets for €5 (in advance) and €7 can be purchased through www.ticketportal.sk. For more information, please visit www.kzp.sk.

Veľko-nočná hudba v rodine J. S. Bacha / Easter Music in the family of J. S. Bach – The Solamente Naturali ensemble, specialising in old music and headed by Miloš Valent, plays the works of Heinrich Bach, Johann Christoph Bach and Johann Sebastian Bach together with the Vocalensemble Polyharmonique choir and I. Clerix (soprano), A. Schneider (alto), S. Gähler (tenor) and M. Lutze (bass).
Starts: April 19, 19:00; Dvorana concert hall, Zochova 3. Admission: €5. Tel: 02/2047- 5233; www.filharm.sk.

Organový recitál / Organ recital – Martin Bako plays organ works by Franz Liszt, whose birth 200 years ago is being celebrated this year across the whole region where he lived, worked and left his imprint.
Starts: April 24, 18:30; St Martin’s Cathedral. Admission: €5-€7. Tel: 02/5293- 3321; www.ticketportal.sk.

Čierna skrinka 2011 / The Black Box 2011 – This exhibition offers the second edition of a review of unrealised or significantly modified projects by Slovak graphic designers such as Nagy, Drličiak, Matis, Brezinová, Liška, Mis-trík, Chmelíčková, Gavalda, and others.
Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-17:00 until April 29; Galéria Medium, Hviezdoslavovo Square 18. Admission: free. Tel: 02/5942-8570; www.vsvu.sk.

Partizáni / Partisans - Šymon Kliman – This exhibition of photographs portraying partici-pants in the Slovak National Uprising is a result of a joint effort by the French Institute and the Central European House of Photography. Kliman also presented his subjects through sound recordings and texts.
Open: Mon-Fri 9:00-21:00, Sat 9:00-13:00 until May 10; Institut Français, Sedlárska 7. Admission: free. Tel: 02/5934- 7705; ifb.ambafrance-sk.org.

Fermata - Ceresit Tour 2011 – A concert by legendary Slovak rock band Fermata (F. Griglák, P. Prieložník, F. Frešo, I. Skovay), who have set out on a tour that will delight old fans and is sure to secure the group some new ones.
Starts: April 20, 19:00; Kino Hviezda. Admission: €10. Tel: 02/5293-3321; www. ticketportal.sk.



ILLUSTRATOR and cartoonist Adolf Born is one of the greatest representatives of Czech graphic art. Among his most popular works is a children’s cartoon movie, Mach a Šebestová.

The exhibition in the At the Sitting Angel Gallery, at Starý trh 53 in Kežmarok, presents his works in cooperation with the

Czech Centre. Until May 5, they can be seen on weekdays between 12:00 and 18:00 and on Saturdays from 10:00 till 13:00. For more information, please call 052/4522-153, or visit www.galeriauanjela.sk.

Čas veľkonočný / Easter Time – An exhibition of folklore production by people who still stick to the traditional way of making things associated with Easter in Slovakia.
Open: weekdays 8:00 -16:00; Regional Cultural Cen-tre, Horný Val 20. Admission: voluntary. Tel: 041/5625-956; kulturnecentrum. zilina.net.

Nová Baňa
Spomienky na Zambiu / Memories of Zambia – An exhibition created from the private collection of Milan Jeřábek, who worked in this African country in 1970s and 80s. It includes items like butterflies, a python’s skin, the world’s biggest coconut (a Coco de Mer) aboriginal clothing and jewellery, and more.
Open: Mon-Fri 8:00-16:00 until May 31; Pohronské mú-zeum, Bernolákova 2. Admission: €0.50-€1. Tel: 045/6855 -178; www.pohronskemuzeum.sk.


Joëlle Léandre – A concert by a prominent personality of ‘new European music’ brings this French contrabass player, composer and improviser, who has collaborated with numerous artists.
Starts: April 19, 19:00; Východoslovenská galéria/ Eastern-Slovak Gallery, Hlavná 27. Admission: €3. Tel: 02/5293-3321; www. ticketportal.sk.

This set of events and performances organised for Easter comprises a Calvary, i.e. a meeting of believers above Starý Smokovec, a performance by Swiss troubadours from St Moritz, a rock-pop-jazz concert and an Easter Feast including folk dances to live music.
Starts: April 21-24, various venues, from Starý Smokovec to Zamkovský Chalet and Climbers’ Chalet in Horný Smokovec. Admission: free. More info: www.vysoketatry. cz.

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