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Western SLOVAKIA BratislavaTENIS: The 4th year of the Tennis Classic will welcome, for the first time, the current world women’s tennis number one, Caroline Wozniacki, who will compete with Slovak star Dominika Cibulková. It promises to be a dramatic match, as their record so far in 2011 is 2:1 in Cibulková’s favour. The exhibition will also bring tennis showmen Henri Leconte and Mansour Bahrami (above), who previously visited Bratislava in 2009. This time round they will appear in the National Tennis Centre Sibamac Aréna, Príkopova 6, on November 21 at 18:30. Tickets cost from €29 and are available through www.ticketportal.sk.

(Source: Sme – Vladimír Šimíček)

Western SLOVAKIA


Bratislava
TENIS:
The 4th year of the Tennis Classic will welcome, for the first time, the current world women’s tennis number one, Caroline Wozniacki, who will compete with Slovak star Dominika Cibulková. It promises to be a dramatic match, as their record so far in 2011 is 2:1 in Cibulková’s favour. The exhibition will also bring tennis showmen Henri Leconte and Mansour Bahrami (above), who previously visited Bratislava in 2009. This time round they will appear in the National Tennis Centre Sibamac Aréna, Príkopova 6, on November 21 at 18:30. Tickets cost from €29 and are available through www.ticketportal.sk.

Bratislava
CLASSICAL MUSIC:
Gerald Radics and the Schumann Quartet – Radics, 19, who is a scholar of the Divé Maky programme to support young Roma talents and who now studies music at the Liszt Academy in Budapest, will perform with his quartet the works of Schumann, Vecsey, Mendelssohn and Liszt.
Starts: Nov 25, 17:00; Seminar Hall of the University Library, Klariská 5. Admission: free. More info: www. divemaky.sk.


Bratislava
LIVE MUSIC:
Wilsonic Club: Jono McCleery – This London-based artist, whose first album was self-produced in 2008 after being funded by fans, comes to Bratislava to present his music.
Starts: Nov 25, 21:00; KC Dunaj, Nedbalova 4. Admission: €7-€11. More info: www. kcdunaj.sk, www.tixy.sk.


Bratislava
MODERN DANCE:
Compagnie Pál Frenák (France / Hungary): Twins, InTimE – Choreographed by Pál Frenák to the music of Gilles Gauvin (and Attila Gergely in the second piece), the works of this ensemble show the phenomenon of twins and the contradictions of loneliness, desire, happiness and fulfilment, as expressed in modern scenic dance.
Starts: Nov 21, 19:00; new SND building, Pribinova 17. Admission: €11-€19. Tel: 02/ 2047-2299; www.snd.sk.


Bratislava
LIVE MUSIC/DANCE:
Vášne duše - Passions of the Soul - Musical-dance project of the Academy of Performing arts combines instrumental music, singing, and dance; the music is composed by French Baroque composer Jean Philippe Rameau.
Starts: Nov 27, 17:00; Dvorana concert hall, Zochova 1. Admission: voluntary. More info: www.htf.vsmu.sk.


Trenčín
MUSIC FESTIVAL:
Pohoda Indoor Camping Festival – The popular open-air summer music festival Pohoda has grown so successful that now it is offering for the first time an indoor winter edition on four stages, including artists like Hadouken!, Sophie Barker, Kroke, Zapaska; Mňága a Žďorp, Púlnoc, as well as Slovak performers Le Payaco, Ink Midget a Pjoni, Got Blue Balls, Marián Varga a Noneto, afterPhurikane, Puding pani Elvisovej, Longital, and others.
Starts: Nov 25 and 26, 18:00; Expo Center fairground, Pod Sokolicami 43. Special buses will travel from Bratislava and Trnava, leaving at 13:00 from Bratislava and at 14:00 from Trnava. Admission: €35. Tel: 02/5293 -3321; www.ticketportal.sk.


Nitra
FILM FESTIVAL:
Vysoké hory Nitra - High Mountains Nitra - The 6th year of the festival bringing documentaries concerning mountains, expeditions, climbing and nature also presents lectures, disucssions, presentations, and a photo-exhibition.
Starts: Nov 26, 9:00; City Office, Nitra. Admission: various. More info: www.vysokehory.nihos.sk.



Nitra
Concert:
Chassidic songs / Chasidské piesne as performed by Bratislava’s Rabbi Baruch Myers (piano, vocals, center), Jozef Lupták (cello, right), Boris Lenko (accordion), and Miloš Valent (violin, left) emphasise the classical Jewish music that tries to speak to people without words, using only melodies. Where there are lyrics, they come from psalms and stories. The group will play in Košice (in the historical Town Hall) on November 23 and in Nitra synagogue on November 22 at 18:00. Tickets for the latter cost €5-€8 and are available at NISYS, Štefánikova trieda 1.

Central SLOVAKIA


Banská Bystrica
LIVE MUSIC:
Cigánsky oheň / Gipsy Fire – The Russka Roma band joins forces with Gypsymusic (originally called Alexander Daško & his Band) to play music that includes various genres like operetta, opera, swing, country music, pop, jazz, folklore, and more.
Starts: Nov 22, 19:00; Ministry of Fun, Na Troskách 25. Admission: €13-€17. Tel: 02/ 5293-3321; www.ticketportal.sk, www.gypsymusic.sk.


Rimavská Sobota
CLASSICAL MUSIC:
Komorný klavírny koncert / Chamber Piano Concert – The 200th anniversary of the birth of Franz Liszt and the 100th anniversary of the birth of Slovak composer Ján Cikker will be commemorated by a piano recital by Zuzana Niederdorfer-Paulechová and Eva Kosorínová, playing – as well as Liszt and Cikker – Schumann, Schubert and Moritz Moszkowski.
Starts: Nov 22, 19:00; Thea-tre Hall of the House of Culture, Š. M. Daxnera Square 1. Admission: €0.80-€1.50. Tel: 047/5621-550; www. domkultury-rs.sk.


Eastern SLOVAKIA



Košice
MUSICAL:
Krysař / Rat-Catcher – The classical fairy tale has gained a new meaning and symbolism in the version adapted by Czech musician Daniel Landa. With its more than 1,000 re-runs, it ranks among the most successful and popular Czech musicals. Since 2002 it has been staged according to the version choreographed by Dutch choreographer Dirk Smits.
Starts: Nov 26, 19:00; Divadlo Cassia, Jumbo Centrum, Masarykova 2. Admission: €24 -€30. Tel: 02/5293-3321; www. ticketportal.sk; 0944/437-855; www.divadlocassia.sk.


Poprad
ART FESTIVAL:
FactoryArt – The 4th year of this festival of Slovak art is entitled The Holders of Tradition and is dedicated to the memory of renowned Slovak artist Vladimír Kompánek, who died in January 2011. Apart from an exhibition of his work, the festival also brings a video-screening on November 25 at 18:00 by Ján Šicko, plus a concert by the Veni Ensemble.
Open: until Dec 12; Tatran-ská Galéria Elektráreň, Hviezdoslavova 12. Admission: €0.50-€1.50. Tel: 052/7721-968; www.tatragaleria.sk.

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