BALLET: BALET Bratislava, a new ballet ensemble founded by choreographer Mário Radačovský, will start its artistic performances with the famous love story of Romeo and Juliet, put to music by Sergei Prokofiev and choreographed by Radačovský. The opening nights of Rómeo a Júlia in Bratislava will be on November 11 and 12, 2011; its home stage will be the Nová Scéna Theatre, Živnostenská 1. The cast includes Katarína Košíková (pictured), Natália Némethová and Veronika Hollá – all performing as Juliet – and Peter Dedinský (also pictured) and Canadian dancer Arthur Abram, appearing as Romeo. Tickets (€19-€24) can be bought through www.nova-scena.sk or www.ticketportal.sk.
JAZZ: All That Jazz – World-famous musicians David Sanborn (alto saxophone) and Joey DeFrancesco (organ) will give an intimate club performance in Bratislava, accompanied by Byron Landham on drums.
Starts: Nov 8, 21:00; Nu Spirit Club, Šafárikovo Square 7. Admission: €20-€25. Tel: 0917/304-801; www. nuspirit.sk.
SPANISH MUSIC: Čarovná Zarzuela / Magic Zarzuela – A performance of Spanish Zarzuela - traditional combination of drama, dance and music - organised by the Slovak National Theatre (SND), the Spanish Embassy in Slovakia and the Fundación Guerrero. It will be performed by the Spanish artists Sagrario Salamanca, Alejandro González del Cerro and Pilar Gallo.
Starts: Nov 12, 19:00; SND historical building, Hviezdoslavovo Square 4. Admission: €4-€10. Tel: 02/2049- 4290; www.snd.sk.
BLUES FESTIVAL: Folk Blues Session – The 11th year of this festival of blues and folk-blues music brings artists like Bluesraiders, Boky Citom, Eric Wood (US) and Veteráni zo Salón Doré.
Starts: Nov 12, 18:00; House of Culture (DK) Lúky, Vígľašská 1. Admission: €4.50 (in advance) or €7 (on the door). Tel: 02/6382-3930; www. ticketportal.sk, www.kzp.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: Sade – This British soul singer with Nigerian roots needs no introduction. After a long break, she has embarked on a tour that includes Slovakia.
Starts: Nov 13, 20:00; Ondrej Nepela ice-hockey stadium. Admission: €69-€119. Tel: 02/5293-3321; www. ticketportal.sk.
EXHIBITION: Neznámy autor známych prác / The Unknown Author of Known Works - Jozef Vlček – An artist of Czech origin who worked in Slovakia during the wartime Slovak State, designed several stamps and was once a prominent graphic artist. He later slipped into obscurity, but Ľubomír Longauer is now seeking to rehabilitate his reputation.
Open: Tue-Sat 13:00-18:00 until Nov 20; Slovak Centre for Design Satelit, Dobrovičova 3. Admission: free. Tel: 02/2047 -7311; www.sdc.sk.
EXHIBITION: Love and Death, La Suite Vollard - Láska a smrť – Exhibition of world-renowned painter Pablo Picasso's lesser-known works, mostly itchings form 1930's, has had enormous success, and thus the opening hours of the Bratislava City Gallery have been prolonged. Also the photo-exhibition of David LaChapelle has been prolonged due to an almost-record number of visitors and opening hours have been changed.
Open: Tue-Sun 11:))-18:00, on weekend 11:00-20:00 in Mirbach Palace, Františkánske Square11; until Nov 13 (Picasso); all days 11:00-20:00 in Pálffy Palace, Panská 19 untill Nov 15 (LaChapelle). Admission: €4. Tel: 02/5443-1556-8; 02/5443-3627; www.gmb.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: Olympic – This legendary Czech rock band has been playing together since the 1960s and has lost none of its power and attraction – as you can find out for yourself.
Starts: Nov 11, 20:00; Piano Club Trenčín, Pod sokolice 12-16. Admission: €16. Tel: 02/ 5293-3321; www. ticketportal.sk.
CONCERT: Czech singer Iva Bittová comes to the Dom umenia Fatra / Fatra House of Art in Žilina (Dolný val 47) on November 13 with the band Čikori to give a concert of her distinctive music, which merges world music, jazz, rock, classical and pop music. Her performances and recordings with Čikori are among the most poetic in her repertoire. Tickets (€13) can be bought through www.ticketportal.sk
CLASSICAL MUSIC: A concert to mark the 100th anniversary of the death of Slovak composer Ján Cikker offers A. Čajová-Vizvári (soprano), V. Bartošová (piano), and P. Michalica (piano) playing the works of Cikker, Dvořák, Ilja Zeljenka and Mozart.
Starts: Nov 9, 19:00; Town Culture Centre (MKS), Kúpeľ-ná 11, Sliač. Admission: €5. Tel: 045/5442-202; www. sliac.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: Christian Frederickson – A solo concert by a musician who boldly combines classical music with indie-pop, electronic and experimental sounds. In this concert, he will mainly play his works for viola with the use of loops and various effects.
Starts: Nov 8, 19:00; Stanica Záriečie, Závodská cesta 3. Admission: €2-€3. Tel: 041/ 5005-064; www.stanica.sk.
JAZZ MUSIC: jazz FOR sale – The 2nd edition of this jazz series brings bands and solo musicians: Los Quemados (Czech Republic), Band of Gypsys Reincarnation (Hungary), Dynamic Fusion (Slovakia), Pawel Kaczmarczyk (Poland) and Audio felling band (Poland).
Starts: Nov 12, 19:00; Historical Town Hall, Hlavná 59. Admission: €10. Tel: 02/5293- 3321; www.ticketportal.sk.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: ARS NOVA Cassoviae - The Slovak State Philharmonic and the International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM) have prepared this festival, which brings a wide range of concerts and accompanying events focused on classical contemporary music. In 2013, The ISCM World New Music Days will take place simultaneously in Košice, Bratislava and Vienna.
Starts: Nov 7-14; Dom umenia / House of Art, Moyze-sova 66. Admission: various. More info: www.iscm -slovakia.org.
7. Nov 2011 at 0:00 | Zuzana Vilikovská