CONCERT: THE POPULAR classical ensemble the Slovak Chamber Orchestra (SKO) of Bohdan Warchal gives a concert on December 9 at 15:00 in St Martin’s Cathedral in Bratislava. As part of the Hudba v chrámoch / Music in Churches series, the SKO will play works by Arcangelo Corelli and Claudio Monteverdi, supported by the Bratislavský chrámový zbor / Bratislava Church Choir. Tickets cost €8 and can be obtained through www.filharmonia.sk or www.ticketportal.sk.
FILM FESTIVAL: Jeden svet / One World – The 13th international festival of documentary films organised by the Človek v ohrození / People in Peril association offers a view of current events, this year under the motto World in Motion – documenting revolutions, engaged art, environmental issues and more.
Starts: Dec 3-9, Lumiere and Mladosť cinemas, Slovak National Gallery and KC Du-naj. Admission: €2.50/one film; €8-12/festival. Tel: 02/ 5542-2254; www.jedensvet.sk.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Rímska arkádska akadémia / Rome Arcadian Academy – The Baroque Ensemble, led by Peter Zajíček, play Corelli’s Concerto grosso op. 6, No 4 and Händel’s Apollo e Dafne.
Starts: Dec 10, 19:00; Dvorana concert call, VŠMU building, Zochova 1. Admission: free. More info: www.htf.vsmu.sk.
DISCUSSION: Creative Mornings – The latest in this series of meetings with inspirational personalities brings Piotr Cywinski, head of the Auschwitz Holocaust Museum, and Gilbert Sezirahiga, head of the Murambi Museum of Genocide in Rwanda.
Starts: Dec 4, 8:30; KC Du-naj, Nedbalova 3. Admission: free. Tel: 0904/330-049; www. kcdunaj.sk.
JAZZ: PetJazz – This regular jazz event in Petržalka offers Czech multi-instrumentalist Jiří Stivín and Slovak Milo Suchomel with his Jazz in the City project, featuring Glenda Lopez (Cuba).
Starts: Dec 5, 20:00; Klub Za Zrkadlom, Rovniankova 3. Admission: €8-€10. Tel: 02/ 6381-1328; www.kzp.sk.
GOSPEL: The Hope Gospel Singers and Band bring – as every year – a host of gospel and spiritual music (e.g. Amazing Grace, Rejoice!, etc.) for Advent. Their guest singer is Jana Daňová.
Starts: Dec 4, 19:00; Istropolis, Trnavské mýto 1. Admis sion: €10-€12. Tel: 02/5293 -3321; www.ticketportal.sk.
LANGUAGE/DISCUSSION: Multilingual Language Café – A meeting at which discussion focuses on – and is conducted in – all the languages spoken in Slovakia (including some Asian tongues).
Starts: Dec 5, 17:30; KC Du-naj, Nedbalova 3. Admission: free. More info: www. languagecafe.eu.
LIVE MUSIC: Big Band Battle – This Jazz Christmas event will see the Melody Makers (CZ) and the Bratislava Hot Serenaders (SK), the two most famous swing bands in these countries, compete.
Starts: Dec 7, 19:00; House of Art. Admission: €25. Tel: 033/2458-001, 02/5293-3321; www.nocka.sk, www.ticketportal.sk.
CONCERT: THE SLOVAK Sinfonietta joins forces with jazz conductor Michal Vaňouček and the multi-form Pacora Trio (Stano Palúch on violin, Róbert Ragan on double bass and Marcel Commendant on cimbalom) to perform the world premiere of the Pacora Concerto by Egon Krák, as well as the trio’s own compositions and arrangements of jazz standards. Tickets for the concert in Žilina, on December 6 at 19:00, cost €6-€9 and can be purchased through www.skozilina.sk
ART TRIP: Kunstbus Žilina-Viedeň – A trip to the Secession Gallery and the local designer market “Lights” at the Werkstätten- und Kulturhaus in Vienna (a member of the Trans Europe Halles) is organised by Stanica Záriečie.
Starts: Dec 9, 8:00-23:30; New Synagogue, Kuzmányho 1. Admission: €18-€23. More info: www.novasynagoga.sk.
PHOTO EXHIBITION: Jozef Sedlák: Latentný obraz / Latent Image – The last exhibition of this year to be organised within the Osobnosti slovenskej fotografie / Personalities of Slovak Photography project.
Open: Tue-Sat 10:00-17:00 until March 31; House of Photography, Tranovského 3. Admission: €3. Tel: 0905/288-717; www.domfoto.sk.
FOLKLORE: SĽUK - Vinšujeme vám / We Wish You – The Christmas concert of the SĽUK folk music ensemble offers holiday songs of ethnics living in Slovakia: Slovaks, Croats, Hungarians, Germans, Ruthenians and Gorals.
Starts: Dec 8, 19:00; Divadlo Cassia, Jumbo Center, Masarykova 2. Admission: €12 -€15. Tel: 0944/437-855; www. divadlocassia.sk.
DANCE THEATRE: Zvonár u Matky Božej / The Hunchback of Notre Dame – This dance version of the famous story, dramatised by Roland Petit and Maurice Jarre, was arranged by choreographer Ján Ďurovčík and composer Henrich Leško.
Starts: Dec 8, 19:00; State Theatre, Hlavná 58. Admission: €3. Tel: 055/2452-269 (tic-kets); www.sdke.sk.
MODEL CAR RACE: PKP R/C Drift Cup - Round 8, Final – Professional 1:10 scale radio-controlled model cars compete in a drift race.
Starts: Dec 8, 10:00; ABC Leisure-time Centre. Admission: free. More info: www. rcautopresov.eu.
CHOIR MUSIC: Legato – The festival of vocal bands brings two days of music with the ensembles Brilliant, Voces, Misty (CZ), Free Voices, and Gregoriana-Completorium.
Starts: Dec 8-9; various sites. Admission: free. More info: www.voces.sk.