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THE RENOWNED CZECH violinist Pavel Šporcl and his band Šporcelán will give a concert entitled “Na perutích hudby do jiných sfér... / On the Wings of Music into Other Realms…” on March 26, at 19:00 at Istropolis, Trnavské mýto 1 in Bratislava. They want to share their view of the violin and its role in the 21st century. The Šporcelán rock band consists of Jiří Hutárek (keyboard), Václav Kramář (piano), Ondřej Čech (bass, double bass), Tokhi (percussion) and Zbyněk Raušer (drums). Tickets cost €5-€35 and can be bought via www.ticketportal.sk or by calling 02/5293-3321.

The famous Gregorian choir returns to Slovakia this spring within its Epic Chants Tour, offering songs from a new album plus older hits.
Starts: March 26, 19:00; Aegon Arena NTC, Príkopova 6. Admission: €25-€45. Tel: 02/ 5293-3321; www.ticketportal.sk.

Reggae Callin’ – A party focused on reggae, this will feature famous Jamaica singer Gavinchi Brown, as well as local artists Rolland Blow, Mc Rynha, Pokyman and Rida Radar.
Starts: March 29, 21:00; Nekapri InnArt, SNP Square 30 (OD Dunaj). Admission: €4 (before midnight) - €5. Tel: 0903/525-282; www.facebook.com/Nekapri.InnArt.

La Traviata – This melodrama in three acts in Italian is a permanent gem of world stages. In Bratislava, it is conducted by Friedrich Haider and directed by Marián Chudovský, and offers singers like Ľubica Vargicová, Monika Fabianová, Oto Klein, Sergej Tolstov, and others.
Starts: March 28, 19:00; new building of the Slovak National Theatre, Pribinova 17. Admission: €8-€30. Tel: 02/ 2047- 2299; www.snd.sk.

Hudba v Clariseu / Music in the Clariseum – On the occasion of Tea-chers’ Day, the students of the Department of Music Arts Education at Comenius Uni- versity’s Faculty of Education give a concert in the Univer-sity Library’s Seminar Hall.
Starts: March 26, 18:00; Seminar Hall, Klariská 5. Admission: free. More info: www.ulib.sk/events.

Glen Porter & Second Class Citizen + Kevin Matthews – Porter, a US musician playing cross-genre instrumental music dubbed surf, psychedelic, or down-tempo will join British multi-instrumentalist Matthews.
Starts: March 28, 20:00; Fuga, Továrenská 14. More info: www.facebook.com/events/435805093168308/.

Sitra Achra – This grouping (comprising Boboš Procházka, Pišta Lengyel, Ajdži Sabo and Martin Zajko) plays blues mixed with funk, soul, reggae and hillbilly.
Starts: March 27, 20:30; Moods, Baštová 3. Admission: free. Tel: 0905/551-616; www.moods.sk.


KEBABB 13 – This post-study exhibition combines the works of students at liberal arts’ schools from Košice, Bratislava and Banská Bystrica, as curated by Mira Sikorová and Roman Popelár, and offers an overview of what is being lectured at these schools.
Open: Mon-Sat 9:00-12:00, 12:30-17:00; Sunday 10:00- 12:00, 12:30-16:00 until April 7; Museum of Art, M. R. Štefáni-ka 2. Admission: €0.50-€1. Tel: 041/5622-415; www.pgu.sk.

Banalita a noblesa / Banality and Grace – Are these two notions opposites, or are they intertwined? A total of 118 artists from 25 countries have tried to find the answer and submitted 208 artworks to this exhibition.
Open: Tue-Fri 9:00-15:00, Sun 14:00-17:00 until April 7; Novohrad Museum, Kubínyi-ho Square 3. Admission: €0.50 -€1. Tel: 047/4332-502;
www. nmg.sk.


DIALOGUES of the Carmelites, a French opera by Francis Poulenc from 1957 will have its Slovak premiere on March 26 at 19:00 in the State Theatre, Hlavná 58 in Košice. The work by Poulenc, who died 50 years ago this year, has three acts and is performed in French. Adapted and conducted by Ondrej Olos and directed by Linda Keprtová, it will feature the performers Ludovic Kendi, Marián Lukáč, Jaroslav Dvorský, Lucie Kašpárková, Janette Zsigová, and others. Tickets cost €4-€15 and can be bought through 055/2452-269 (daytime), 055/2452-260 (evenings); or via www.sdke.sk.

Miloš Železňák Trio – The trio (Miloš Železňák on guitar, Róbert Ragan on double bass and Martin Kanočko on drums) play a fusion of several genres from rock through blues to jazz.
Starts: March 30, 20:00; Tabačka KulturFabrik, Gorké-ho 2. Admission: €3. More info: www.tabacka.sk.

Poprad-Starý Smokovec
Ice-climbing, ski-touring and hiking with snowshoes are activities offered by a private mountain guide. Tours can be ordered on Thursdays (for Fridays) and Sundays (for Tuesdays) until 20:00 or by e-mail.
Starts: March 26 and 29, 8:00; meeting near Villa Alica. Admission: €166 (for a group of 2-4 people). Tel: 0905/428- 170; www.tatraguide.sk.

Veľkonočný gazdovský dvor / Easter Farmyard – The city’s pedestrian zone will evoke an Easter atmosphere, offering traditional crafts and Easter products.
Starts: March 25-28, 10:00- 18:00; pedestrian zone. Admission: free. More info: www.pkopresov.sk.

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