CONCERT: ONE OF the world’s top mezzo-sopranos, Italian star Cecilia Bartoli, gives a gala concert on October 13 in the new building of the Slovak National Theatre in Bratislava at 19:00, along with the leading Milanese chamber orchestra Il Giardino Armonico conducted by Giovanni Antonini. They will perform Sacrificium, a project commemorating music for castrati composed by Nicola Porpora, Antonio Caldara and Carl Heinrich Graun, and three arias sung by the last castrato, Alessandro Moreschi. For more information, visit www.snd.sk.
MULTI-GENRE: Voices Live 25 – The monthly multi-genre event this time brings Slovak bands Diego and Datasystem, documentary photographer Boris Németh, the animated cartoon Ovce.sk, a book written by children from foster families, the ‘literary corner’ of Boris Farkaš, and the publishing house Kniha do ucha, which publishes audio-books.
Starts: Oct 13, 19:00; Heineken Tower Stage, Tower 115, Pribinova 25. Admission: €5. Tel: 02/5293-3321; www. ticketportal.sk, www.heinekentowerstage.sk.
SPANISH MUSIC & DANCE: Španielske múzy / Spanish Muses – This event dedicated to Spanish music and dance comprises a dance evening, DANZA; a master-class workshop of clarinet music by J. L. Estelles; and a musical evening, MÚSICA, supported by the Spanish Embassy and the music and dance schools of Bratislava.
Starts: Oct 13, 19:00; KC Dunaj, Nedbalova 3 (DANZA); Oct 14, 9:00 Music Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts (workshop); Oct 15 19:00, Dvorana concert hall, Zochova 1 (MÚSICA). Admission: free. More info: www. bratislavskenoviny.sk (in Slovak).
EXHIBITION: P-O-S-T-E-R-I-U-M – The curator of this international project of posters, Dušan Junek, has invited renowned graphic artists and artists of visual communication to exhibit their works in European cities, starting in Bratislava.
Open: Mon-Thu 10:00- 16:00, Fri 10:00-15:00 until Oct 28; Polish Institute, SNP Square 27. Admission: free. More info: www.polinst.sk.
EXHIBITION: Premeny krajiny / Changes of Landscape – Czech painter Jan Tichý, scion of a famous artistic family, exhibits his paintings and pottery, most of which come from the last three years.
Open: Tue-Sun 13:00-18:00 until Oct 23; Michalský dvor Gallery, Michalská Street 3. Admission: free. Tel: 02/5441 -9295; www.galeria.sk.
EXHIBITION: Pamäť čiary / The Memory of a Line – Famous Slovak illustrator, painter, and sculptor Miroslav Cipár exhibits his works of various genres, including installations and large-format paintings.
Open: Tue-Sun 13:00-18:00 until Oct 23; Galéria Z, Ventúrska 9. Admission: free. More info: www.galeria-z.sk.
FESTIVAL: THE DANCE studio Štúdio tanca in Banská Bystrica is organising the 8th year of the Štyri (+1) dni tanca pre vás (Four (+1) Days of Dance for You) festival between October 11 and 16. The pieces offered include performances by the host studio, by guest dancers and troupes from Slovakia and the Czech Republic, and also a multi-media performance, Too Close to Return (Príliš blízko na návrat) on Oct 12 at 19:00 in which Slovak choreographer Katarína Mojžišová and Austrian group Machfeld (video and screening) premiere their medley of genres. To buy tickets and for more information, please go to: www.studiotanca.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: Super Triango Tour 2011 – Peter Breiner, a Slovak musician now living in the USA, has invited jazz violinist Stano Palúch and accordionist Boris Lenko (both Slovaks) to put together music inspired by the Argentinean tango. For this tour, the players are joined by guest cross-over cellist Irina Khirkova.
Starts: Oct 10, 19:00; House of Art Tatra. Admission: €12. Tel: 02/5293-3321; www.ticketportal.sk, www.triango.sk.
EXHIBITION: Zócalo LOCALES – An exhibition by Pavlí-na Fichta Čierna within the cycle Pocta Kolomanovi Sokolovi / Tribute to Koloman Sokol shows her paintings and a video presentation.
Open: Tue-Sat 10:00-17:00 until Dec 3; Koloman Sokol Centre, Námestie Oslo-boditeľov 28. Admission: €2. Tel: 044/5522-758; www. galerialm.sk.
FILM FESTIVAL: XIX. Medzinárodný festival horských filmov / 19th International Festival of Mountain Movies – The annual festival of movies about mountains and climbing brings competitions, screenings, multi-media presentations, discussions and more.
Starts: Oct 13-16; Theatre Hall of the House of Culture, Štefánikova 99/72. Tel: www.mfhf.sk.
Spišská Nová Ves / Smižany
MUSEUM: Top 60 múzea Spiša / The Spiš Museum’s Top 60 – The Spiš Museum celebrates its 60th anniversary this year, and this profile exhibition shows the best of the 130,000 items from different spheres and branches collected in the museum’s depository.
Open: Mon-Fri 8:00-16.30, Sat 9:00-13:00 until Dec 20; Múzeum Spiša, Letná 50. Admission: €1-€2. Tel: 053/4423 -757; www. muzeumspisa.com.
10. Oct 2011 at 0:00 | Zuzana Vilikovská