CONCERT: SLOVAK jazz saxophonist Nikolaj Nikitin’s New Winter Stories Promo Tour (named after his recently released album) features US trumpeter Michael “Patches” Stewart and Slovak musicians, including bass players Juraj Griglák and Róbert Ragan Senior, pianist Gabriel Jonáš and drummer Jozef Döme. The tour starts on April 18 at 20:00 at Hlava 22 at Bazová 9 in Bratislava, before continuing to the Czech Republic and then moving on to Žilina, Banská Bystrica, Tatranská Lomnica, Martin, Piešťany and Michalovce. Tickets for the Bratislava gig cost €7 and can be purchased through www.hlava22.sk; more info can be found at www.nikolajnikitin.com.
OPERA: Amélia ide na bál! / Amelia Goes to the Ball! - Students of the Department of Voice at the Music and Dance Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts (VŠMU) and the Opera Orchestra of the VŠMU, trained and conducted by Marián Lejava, Maroš Klátik and Ladislav Kaprinay and directed by Tomáš Surý, perform on two evenings the opera fragment Le Sposo Deluso by Mozart and the 1937 opera Amelia Goes to the Ball, by Gian Carlo Menotti.
Starts: Apr 19 and 20, 18:00; SĽUK Theatre, Balkánska 31, Rusovce. Admission: voluntary. More info: 0905/403032; www.htf.vsmu.sk/index.php?page=aktuality&item=aktuality_aktuality.
LIVE MUSIC: Balanescu Quartet – The string quartet that performs its own modern classical compositions as well as cover-versions of well-known hits (e.g. by Kraftwerk) comes to Slovakia for the first time.
Starts: Apr 21. 20:00; Ateliér Babylon, SNP Square 14. Admission: €15. Tel: 02/2090-1900; www.atelierbabylon.sk.
MINORITIES’ FESTIVAL: [fjúžn] – Another year of the minorities’ festival, which celebrates the merging of various cultures, customs and cuisines, known also as The Week of New Minorities, will feature concerts, dance and drama shows, movies, exhibitions and debates focused on multiculturalism and minorities.
Starts: Apr 18-24; KC Dunaj, Lumiére Cinema, elledanse and other venues. More info: www.fjuzn.sk, Facebook.
FLAMENCO: Flamenco Variations with Los Remedios – Los Remedios, the band which fuses flamenco with jazz and other genres, have invited other musical guests to enhance the concert.
Starts: Apr 21. 18:00; House of Culture Zrkadlový háj, Rovniankova 3. Admission: €10. Tel: 02/6829-9225; www.kzp.sk.
EXHIBITION: V krajine / In the Landscape - An exhibition of photos by Ján Kekeli, a young Slovak artist, presents his large-scale landscape studies in all seasons of the year. Promenade, an exhibition by Italian Marco Rigamonti, shows a single location in Nice as photographed over several years, always in the last week of the year.
Open: Tue-Sun 13:00-18:00 until Apr 21; The Central-European House of Photography (Stredoeurópsky dom fotografie, SEDF), Prepoštská 4. Admission: €1.50. Tel: 02/5441-8214; www.sedf.sk.
EXHIBITION: Ján Triaška - Smog – An exhibition of 25 large paintings was created around the concept that when put together, the individual works form something greater than the sum of their parts, and also includes a video/internet installation and a white object.
Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-18:00 until Apr 29; House of Arts, SNP Square 12. Admission: free. More info: www.kamdomesta.sk; www.nocka.sk.
EXHIBITION: Tretia kultúra / Third Culture – An exhibition in the Bunker premises of the Nitra Gallery deals with the connection between art and science through joint projects, referencing important milestones that led to the emergence of bio-art, from Gregor Mendel and genetics to modern bio-technology.
Open: Tue-Fri 10:00-18:00, weekends 13:00-18:00 until May 5; Bunker – Nitrianska galéria, Župné námestie 3. Admission: €0.50-1.50. Tel: 037/6579-641; www.nitrianskagaleria.sk.
CONCERT: CZECH ROCK legend Vladimír Mišík comes to Slovakia to perform his 1972 album Kuře v hodinkách, which has never been played live until now. At the concert on April 17 at 19:00, in the Zvolen House of Culture ŽSR at Sokolská 69 in Zvolen, Mišík will play with two of his communist-era bands, Etc… and Flamengo, both of which were well known among serious music connoisseurs. Tickets cost €13 and €17 and can be bought in the Zvolen Information Centre, phone number 045/5429-268; www.zsr.sk/buxus/docs//Org_zlozky/RR_UZI_Zvolen/november2009.pdf.
CLASSICAL MUSIC FESTIVAL: XXIII. Stredoeurópsky festival koncertného umenia / The 23rd Central-European Festival of Concert Art – This festival of classical music shows, in six days, the best that the young European generation of conductors and performers has to offer. Italian, German, Austrian, Polish, Armenian, Russian, Ukrainian, British, Dutch, Belgian, French and Slovak musicians will perform works of various classical and modern composers.
Starts: Apr 15-20, various hours; Slovak Sinfonietta, Dolný Val 47. Admission: €6-€8 (orchestral concerts); €4 (chamber concerts). Tel: 041/2451-111; www.skozilina.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: Longital – Muzika Akustika Tour 2013 – The spring tour of this well-known alternative rock and electronic Slovak band includes stops in several towns throughout the country, including Žilina, presenting its new acoustic repertoire.
Starts: Apr 19, 20:00; Stanica Žilina – Záriečie, Závodská cesta 3. Tel: 041/5005-064; www.stanica.sk.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Slovenský komorný orchester Bohdana Warchala / The Slovak Chamber Orchestra (SKO) of Bohdan Warchal opens the Banská Bystrica Musical Spring with works of Vivaldi, Piazolla, Mozart and Britten.
Starts: Apr 16, 18:30; City-Hall, SNP Square 1. Admission: €4-€8 (Information centre, 048/4155-085). More info: www.pkobb.sk.
CLASSICAL MUSIC FESTIVAL: XXXVII. Popradská hudobná jar / The 37th Poprad Musical Spring - Quartetto Cassoviae – This Košice-based quartet ranks among the most prominent Slovak chamber music ensembles. Musicians Milan Kyjovský (violin), Peter Oleár (viola), Štefan Demeter (violin) and Milan Červenák (cello) play works of Mozart, Hayden and Dvořák within the classical music festival.
Starts: Apr 16, 18:00; House of Culture, Štefánikova 99/72. Admission: €2-€4. Tel: 052/7722-255; www.portal.poprad.sk.
THEATRE FESTIVAL: An annual presentation of the best theatre performances by eight European countries (Slovakia, Bulgaria, Spain, Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic, Romania and Russia) featuring performances by Spanish bilingual grammar schools, will be organised in Košice for the first time. Sixteen ensembles - winners of national events - will present a colourful mosaic of mainly Spanish drama of various genres.
Starts: Apr 15-19, all-day event; Historical City-Hall, Hlavná 59. Admission: free. More info: www.kosice2013.sk/en.
ZOO/EVENT: Deň Zeme / Earth Day – The children’s organisation Frigo has organised the 13th year of Earth Day celebrations, and in addition to a rich children’s programme, the zoo will baptise a young animal.
Starts: Apr 21, 14:30; Zoo Kavečany, Široká 31. Admission: €3. Tel: 055/7968-011; www.zookosice.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: Burdon – The Ukrainian band Burdon creates a new and modern style with compositions inspired by eastern European and Carpathian folklore.
Starts: Apr 20, 20:30; Christiania, Hlavná 105. Admission: €5. Tel: 051/7495-839; www.christiania.eu.sk.
PHOTO-EXHIBITION: Skutoční ľudia / The Real people – On the occasion of International Romani Day on April 8, the exhibition of photos of Roma by Košice native Miroslava Majorošová tries to show real personalities and role models among this community in Slovakia.
Open: workdays 15:00-18:00 until Apr 23; Výmenník Brigádnická, Brigádnická Street. Admission: free. Tel: 0908/513-685; www.vymenniky.sk.
PHOTO-EXHIBITION: Kresťanské symboly na Slovensku / Christian Symbols in Slovakia – This exhibition features the photography of Zemplín photographer Mikuláš Jacečko.
Open: daily 15:30-17:30 until Apr 30; Ss Peter and Paul Church. Admission: free. More info: www.vysoketatry.sk.
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