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Western SLOVAKIA

(Source: Jana Liptáková)

Western SLOVAKIA

Bratislava
CONCERT:
THE PRESSBURGER Klezmer Band which plays klezmer, a Jewish style of music typical of central/eastern Europe, will launch their new album Tants mit mir (Yiddish for Dance with Me) as part of the Klezminorities event on November 30, at 19:30. Apart from the band, all the guest performers on the album – Merlin Shepherd (UK), Marcel Komendant (Moldova), Miroslav Vukovic (Bosnia), and Anita Ribar and Dalibor Martinov (Serbia) – will take part in the concert accompanying its launch. Tickets for the event, which will take place at the DPOH City Theatre, at Laurinská 19 in Bratislava, cost €8 in advance and €10 on the door. More information (in Slovak) is available at www.mestskedivadlo.sk.

Bratislava
BLUES:
Folk Blues Session 2012 – The 12th year of this festival of blues and folk blues brings musicians like Milan Konfráter Blues Band, Julian Socha (UK), Petra Börnerová Duo (Czech Republic), Ádám Bornemissza (Hungary), Hospic, and B. and the MoneyMakers.
Starts: Nov 30, 19:00; DK Lúky, Vígľašská 1. Admission: €6.50-€9. Tel: 02/6383-5404; www.kzp.sk.

Bratislava
SHOW ON ICE:
Popoluška na ľade / Cinderella on Ice – Due to its enormous success, this Czech musical show on ice, licensed by the US company World on Ice, returns to Slovakia, including actors and figure-skaters from 7 countries, plus live animals.
Starts: Nov 28 and 29, 17:30; Ondrej Nepela Ice Stadium, Trnavská cesta. Admission: €20-€37. Tel: 02/5293- 3321, www.ticketportal.sk.

Bratislava
ORIENTAL DANCE:
Xmas Hafla Party – The Christmas edition of the oriental-dance party offers dance groups (Madhuri, Karisma, Shakti), individuals (Ranya, Zagha-reet, Amina, Halka, Zahra and others) dancing to live music by Bardia-IR, Neos Dravelli and Orientalbeats.
Starts: Dec 1, 19:00; DK Lúky, Vígľašská 1. Admission: €4. Tel: 02/6383-5404; www. kzp.sk.

Bratislava
LIVE MUSIC:
Me and My Drummer – The “newcomer of the 2011 summer season”, Berlin-based duo Me and My Drummer includes Charlotte Brandi (keyboard, vocals) and Matz Pröllochs (drums) and plays indie-pop.
Starts: Nov 28, 21:00; KC Dunaj. Nedbalova 3. Admission: €8-€10. Tel: 0904/330- 049; www.kcdunaj.sk.

Bratislava
LIVE MUSIC:
Seal – After seven years, the famous British singer with Nigerian and Brazilian roots returns to Bratislava to perform new songs from his SOUL 2 album, as well as older hits.
Starts: Nov 29, 20:00; Expo Aréna, Viedenská cesta 3-7. Admission: €40-€79. Tel: 02/5293-3321, www.ticketportal.sk, www.xl.sk.

Bratislava
BLUES:
Boogie Boys - This Polish band playing boogie and blues will perform as part of the Rock in the Museum project.
Starts: Dec 1, 19:30; Múzeum obchodu, Linzbothova 16 (Podunajské Biskupice). Tel: 02/4524 -3167; www.rockvmuzeu.sk.

Bratislava
JAZZ:
Jazzda – The young JAZZda project has undergone some changes and currently comprises five musicians who mix jazz with Latino music and funk, always inviting a live guest to perform with them.
Starts: Nov 29, 20:00; Hlava 22, Bazová 9. Admission: free. Tel: 0948/327-333; www.hlava22.sk.

Bratislava
CLASSICAL MUSIC:
Hommage a Claude Debussy - Students of the Department of Keyboard Instruments at the Academy of Performing Arts will play 24 piano preludes.
Starts: Nov 29, 18:00; Dvorana concert hall, VŠMU, Zochova 1. Admission: free. Tel: 02/5441-2070; www.htf.vsmu.sk.

Bratislava
CLASSICAL/LIVE MUSIC:
The Slovak Chamber Orchestra (SKO) Bohdan Warchal and Czech singer-musician Iva Bittová will perform works of Slovak composer Vlado Godár and also Bittová's own works, melting and exceeding the borders of musical genres.
Starts: Dec 2, 16:00; concert hall in Reduta, Medená 3. Admission: €8. Tel: 0905/700-909; www.ticketportal.sk, www.filharmonia.sk.

Bratislava
CONTEMPORARY DANCE:
Večer moderného tanca - The Evening of Modern Dance - The Bralen dance ensemble has developed from a hobby group in 1975 through a professional troupe in 1997 to a team of enthusiastic amateurs - in 2012. This evening celebrates their 37th birthday.
Starts: Dec 2, 18:00; Zrkadlový háj house of culture, Rovniankova 3. Admission: €6. Tel: 02/6829-9225; www.kzp.sk.

Pezinok
EXHIBITION:
Vitis Galéria – The results of a competition to find promising young artists, Vitis Galéria, organised by the Vitis wine company, can be seen until mid December.
Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-16:00 until Dec 14; Gallery of Naive Art, Cajlanská 255. Admission: €0.55-€1.70. Tel: 033/6404-035; www.sng.sk.

Central SLOVAKIA

Banská Bystrica
CLASSICAL MUSIC:
Symfonický koncert / Symphonic Concert – The State Opera organises a special concert, conducted by Igor Bulla, in which Maija Karklina (piano, Latvia), laureate of the Forum per Tasti 2012 award, plays works by Bizet, Schubert and Chopin.
Starts: Nov 30, 19:00; State Opera, Národná 11. Admission: €3.50-€7. Tel: 048/2457- 120; www.stateopera.sk.

Banská Bystrica
MODERN DANCE:
Príliš blízko na návrat / Too Close to Return – A postmodern ballet about soul-searching. The piece is based on the music and the libretto of Karl von Kleist, a Dutch composer living in Ireland who spent seven years creating it; the result is a ballet in ten images. The choreographer, Katarína Mojžišová, has adapted the original libretto and choreography into a postmodern ballet with audio-visual media.
Starts: Nov 28, 19:00; Divadlo štúdio tanca, Komen-ského 12. Admission: €3-€5. Tel: 048/4146-540; www. studiotanca.sk.

Žilina
EXHIBITION:
Pocta Vladimírovi Kompánkovi / Tribute to Vladimír Kompánek – The exhibition presents works by numerous artists collected as a tribute to one of the most important Slovak artists of the second half of the 20th century, who would have turned 85 this year.
Open: Tue-Sat 9:00-17:00, Sun 10:00-16:00 until Dec 2; Považská galéria umenia / Museum of Art, M.R. Štefánika 2. Admission: €0.50-€3. Tel: 041/5622-522; www.pgu.sk.

Eastern SLOVAKIA

Spišská Nová Ves
EXHIBITION:
ALONG THE Gothic Route / Po gotickej ceste is a travelling exhibition within the Terra Incognita project which, as part of the Košice European Capital of Culture 2013 event, is mapping three basic routes within the Košice Region: the Iron Route, the Gothic Route and the Wine Route. This exhibition offers visitors the beauties of the ancient Gothic Route as depicted in old daguerreotypes, the first type of commercial photographs. Until December 31, the exhibition can be viewed at the Spiš Museum in Spišská Nová Ves on weekdays between 8:00 and 16:30 and on Saturdays between 9:00 and 13:00.

Prešov
CLASSICAL MUSIC:
Vianočná suita / Christmas Suite – Compositions by iconic Slovak musician Marián Varga have been adapted for string quartet and wind quintet. Varga himself performs, as well as the Moyzes Quartet and the Bratislava Wind Quintet.
Starts: Nov 26, 19:00; PKO Čierny orol, Hlavná 50. Admission: €10. Tel: 051/7723-741; www.pkopresov.sk.

Košice
GUIDED TOUR:
Kaplnka sv. Michala / St Michael’s Chapel – This beautiful Gothic monu-ment is gleaming again after a 10-year restoration. The gui-ded tour leads into spaces like the chancel, undergrounds rooms and the cemetery chapel, which are not normally open to the public.
Starts: Dec 1, 17:00 (in English); Vedecká knižnica (Scientific Library), Hlavná 10. Admission: €1.50 (in advance, MiC, Dargov shopping cen-tre), €2.99 on the door. Tel: 16-186; www.potulka.sk.

Košice
CLASSICAL MUSIC:
Vianočné oratórium / Christmas Oratorio – The three Cantatas (IV-VI) of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio will be performed by the chamber orchestra and choir of the Liszt Hochschule fuer Musik in Weimar, as conducted by Juergen Puschbeck, with soloists Friderike Thom, Mareike Weiffenbach, Patrick Grahl and Wieland Lemke.
Starts: Dec 2, 19:00; State Philharmonic, Moyzesova 66. Admission: €5-€7. Tel: 055/ 6220-763; www.sfk.sk.

Košice
EXHIBITION:
Helmut Bistika: Maľba / Painting – An exhibition of works by this Slovak artist, who lives in nearby Medzev. Here he presents, as part of Visegrad Days 2012, his current paintings and artistic objects.
Open: Tue-Sat 10:00-18:00, Sun 13:00-17:00 until Dec 9; Vojtech Löffler Museum, Alžbetina 20. Admission: €0.50-€1. Tel: 055/6223-073; www.lofflermuzeum.sk.

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