CONCERT:JOHN Scofield is a US jazz guitar player whose music oscillates between post-bop, funk jazz and R&B. On November 13, at 20:00, The John Scofield Trio, featuring Steve Swallow on bass and Bill Stewart on drums, will give a concert in Ateliér Babylon at SNP Square 14 (entrance on Kolárska Street) in Bratislava. Tickets cost €22 and can be bought through www.ticketportal.sk. More information can be found at www.atelierbablyon.sk.
NIGHT OF THEATRES: The 3rd Slovak Night of Theatres / Noc divadiel takes place in 11 towns and cities, comprising 36 theatres that will not only offer performances, but also allow backstage access to workshops, dressing rooms, and more. There will be a teleconference broadcast live by the Slovak Radio and also screened simultaneously in all participating theatres.
Starts: Nov 17, 19:00 (evening programme); various theatres. Admission: free, unless stated otherwise. More info: www.nocdivadiel.sk (in Slovak only).
CLASSICAL MUSIC: The first in a new series of organ concerts will take place on Sunday when Slovak organ player Imrich Szabó performs works of Bach, Cesar Franck, Louis Vierne and Olivier Messiaen.
Starts: Nov 18, 16:00; big concert hall of the Slovak Philharmonic, Reduta, Medená 3. Admission: €8. Tel: 0905/700-909; www.ticketportal.sk, www.filharmonia.sk.
MODERN CLASSICAL MUSIC: German composer and musician performing modern classical music Nils Frahm belongs among the new wave of composers who combine classical instruments with electronic or sampled sounds.
Starts: Nov 14, 20:00; Ateliér Babylon at SNP Square 14. Admission: €12. Tel: 02/ 2090-1900; www. atelierbabylon.sk.
JAZZ: Robert Glasper Experiment returns to play in Bratislava, commemorating the 3rd anniversary of the Nu Spirit Club. The band that could be described as nu sound-jazz delivered a successful performance at the Bratislava Jazz Days.
Starts: Nov 15, 21:30; Nu Spirit Club; Šafárikovo Square 7. Admission: €20. Tel: 0905/865 -566; www.nuspirit.sk; www.ticketportal.sk.
JAZZ: Jazz v Aréne – In the Jazz in Arena cycle, Slovak jazz saxophonist Nikolaj Nikitin will launch his new CD “New Winter Stories” with his Nikolaj Nikitin Quartet, featuring US trumpet player Michael “Patches” Stewart.
Start: Nov 15, 20:00; Divadlo Aréna, Viedenská cesta 12. Admission: €8. Tel: 02/6720- 2557; www.divadloarena.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: Rock v múzeu / Rock in the Museum series brings, this time, the US electric-blues trio Moreland & Arbuckle.
Start: Nov 14. 19:30; Mú-zeum obchodu, Linzbothova 16 (Podunajské Biskupice). Admission: €19. Tel: 02/4524 -3167; www.rockvmuzeu.sk.
MONTH OF PHOTOGRAPHY: The 22nd Month of Photography brings a host of artists and exhibitions in several different venues in the capital, from photo-journalists, through young Slovak photographers, to established photographers from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovenia, Russia, Bulgaria, Armenia, the USA, Germany and France.
Open: various times and venues during November. More info: www.sedf/en.
EXHIBITION: Každý deň odvahu [Courage Every Day!] / Ové pictures – The double exhibition of Lenka Šturmankinová and Marek Cina (in the first part) and Michaela Čopíková and Veronika Obertová (in the second) features drawings and graphic art from the first two artists and animation, music videos and illustrations from the latter two.
Open: Mon-Fri 10:00-18:00, Sat 9:00-17:00 until Nov 24; T-Gallery, Panská 24. Admission: free. Tel: 0903/601-656; www.tgallery.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: The Rasmus – The Finnish rockers come to play in this western-Slovak town, offering older hits as well as songs from their most recent album, The Rasmus.
Starts: Nov 14, 20:00; Piano Club, Pod Sokolice 12-16. Admission: €24. Tel: 032/7445 -081; www.pianoclub.sk.
NEW MEDIA FESTIVAL: Intermedia. BB 2012 – The 5th year of the international festival of new media introduces, across three days, interactive installations, multi-media presentations, computer art, VJ-ing, a processing workshop, sound performance, industrial music and a “new-style” after-party.
Starts: Nov 12-14; various sites. Admission: free. More info: www.festivalintermedia.sk.
MODERN DANCE: Hexen – The Debris Company is a multi-genre physical theatre combining contemporary performance art, Oriental dance, and Eastern martial arts.
Starts: Nov 13, 19:00; Slo-venské komorné divadlo, Divadelná 1. Admission: €5. Tel: 043/4224-098; www.divadlomartin.sk.
EXHIBITION: Ďakujeme, že ste prijali našu účasť / Thank you that you accept taking our part – Exhibition of the Memory Kontrol has a title which reflects resistance to both kinds of pressure – internal and external – combining more traditional genres with modern ones (of middle and younger generation artists).
Open: daily 14:00 - 18:00 until Nov 16; Neologická synagóga, Kuzmányho 1. Admission: free. Tel: 0907/137-145; www.novasynagoga.sk. www.stanica.sk.
CONCERT: BACK to Bass Fall Tour 2012 is the tour of world-famous British rock singer and guitar player Sting (ex-The Police) who will perform his compositions, including greatest hits, with a band of five (guitar, drums, keyboard, electronic violin and support vocals) in a concert on November 17 at 20:00 at the Steel Aréna, Nerudova 12, in Košice. Tickets cost €50-€70 and can be obtained through www.ticketportal.sk.
MODERN CLASSICAL MUSIC: Ars Nova Cassoviae – The festival of contemporary classical music will join with the New Music for Kids and Teens festival to offer a taste of “new” music and experiments, featuring works of Estonian composer Arvo Pärt, a combined performance by Veni Academy and Košice conservatory students and three exhibitions .
Starts: Nov 11 to 15, House of Art, Moyzesova 66. Admission: €6 (some events are free). Tel: 055/6224-509; www. sfk.sk.
ZOO: Deň otvorených dverí - The Open Day at Košice Zoo gives an opportunity to all visitors to look “behind the Zoo’s curtain”. For a discounted admission fee, anyone who is interested can take a guided tour of the zoo’s breeding facilities.
Starts: Nov 12 9:00-16:00, Zoo Košice-Kavečany, Široká 31. Admission: €0.10. Tel: 055 /7968-011; www.zookosice.sk.
Spišská Nová Ves
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Slovak violin virtuoso Peter Michalica will play works of Händel, Mozart, Beethoven, Smetana, Joachim Raff, as well as Slovaks Ladislav Burlas and Ilja Zeljenka.
Starts: Nov 15, 18:00; Reduta Concert Hall, Radničné Square 4. Admission: €2-€4. Tel: 053/4423-249; www.spisskanovaves.eu.