CONCERT:SERENGETI (real name David Cohn), an American rapper from Chicago, a poet and a “master of words” representing the new wave of rappers, gives a concert in the Nu Spirit Club at Šafárikovo Square 7 in Bratislava to perform his merging of electronic music with folk and rock. Through his alter ego, truck driver Kenny Dennis, he tells stories and jokes reminiscent of both Woody Allen and Homer Simpson. Tickets for his performance on July 17 at 20:00 cost €8 and can be bought through www.orepole.sk or 0904/212-590.
FLAMENCO: Plavba v rytme flamenca / Sailing in the Flamenco Rhythm – Martin Bies and his Flamenco Clan perform flamenco, within the Music on the Danube programme, for those aboard the Martin ship.
Starts: July 15, 19:00; the Martin ship, Passenger Harbour / Osobný prístav, Pontoon No 52. Admission: €7. Tel: 02/5293-3321;
ORIENTAL DANCE: Summer Night Hafla – The FESTEAVAL celebrates tea and features performers demonstrating all facets of Oriental dance. The performance will take place only in good weather.
Starts: July 20, 18:00; Tea house in the Medical Garden. Admission: free. More info: www.hafla.sk.
MUSIC FESTIVAL: Á Cappella Dreams - The 2nd year of a project presenting ensembles singing a capella (i.e. without accompanying instruments) brings the Quadrifoglio á Cappella Vocal Group from Slovakia, Yellow Sisters from the Czech Republic and E Nine O Four from Austria.
Starts: July 19-21, 20:30; Liszt Garden, Klariská 1. Admission: free, but tickets can be booked in University Library Exhibition Hall, Michalská 1 on weekdays, or 1 hour before the performance on the door. More info: www.citylife.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: Diknu Schneeberger Trio – This Austrian trio plays gypsy-inspired jazz within the Music in the Courtyard programme.
Starts: July 18, 20:30; in the courtyard of Zichy Palace, Ventúrska 9. Admission: €5. More info: www.bkis.sk.
JAZZ: Jazzový koncert v Botanickej záhrade / Jazz Concert in the Botanical Garden – The “Folklore to Jazz” project of Radovan Tariška & Friends (including R. Tariška, Gabriel Jonáš, Jozef Fečo and Marian Ševčík) will perform its most recent compositions.
Starts: July 21, 16:00; Botanical Garden, Botanická 3. Admission: free. More info: www.citylife.sk.
ETHNO-JAZZ: The Heavenly River – The music of The Heavenly River, a Ukrainian band, mixes different worlds, eastern and western alike; it could be described as world music, world fusion, or ethno-jazz.
Starts: July 18, 20:00; Hlava 22; Bazová 9. Admission: €3-€5. Tel: 0948/327-333; www.hlava22.sk.
ZOO: Rodinné zoologiády / Family Zoology – Summer Saturdays at the zoo offers interactive programmes for children, with the “Čarovná sobota v zoo” / “Magic Saturday in the Zoo”, featuring magician Peter Šesták, who will teach visitors how to perform magic tricks .
Starts: July 20, 15:00; Zoo, Mlynská Dolina. Admission: €3-€4.50. Tel: 02/6010-2111; www.zoobratislava.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: Triango – Famous and also lesser known tangos will be performed by pianist and composer Peter Breiner with jazz arrangements. He will be accompanied by Boris Lenko on accordion and Stano Palúch on violin.
Starts: July 21, 19:00; Klarisky concert hall, Clarissen Church, Klariská Street. Admission: €10-€13. More info: www.citylife.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: HMBC - Concert within the Cultural Summer series introduces Austrian musisians Andreas Broger (saxophone, clarinet, flute, vocals)_Bartholomäus Natter (trumpet, flugelhorn, vocals)_Johannes Bär (French horn, tuba, trombone, vocals)_Philipp Lingg (accordion, guitar, vocals) and Stefan Bär (tuba, lFrench horn, vocals).
Starts: July 21, 18:00; bower at Hviezdoslavovo Square. Admission: free. More info:
EXHIBITION: Miesta pobytu / Places of Residence – The “Summer Exhibition” brings together five Slovak artists – Peter Kalmus, Tomáš Džadoň, Rastislav Podoba, Lucia Dovičáková and Dezider Tóth – and curator Gabriela Kisová, loosely connected through the concept of vacation and summer residence.
Open: Mon-Fri 14:00-18:00 until July 31; Krokus Galéria, Nám 1, mája 3. Admission: free. Tel: 02/2072-8131; www.krokusgaleria.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: 68 ročník Hudobného leta / 68th Year of Musical Summer – The musical summer season will open with a performance of the Spanish La Zarzuela by the Metropolitan Orchestra Bratislava, conducted by David Hernando Rico, featuring soloists Ana Carolina Diz and Otokar Klein.
Starts: July 19, 19:00; Kúpeľná dvorana / Spa Courtyard. Admission: free. More info: www.mob.sk/program-koncertu-19.7.2013.
Nové Mesto nad Váhom
JAZZ FESTIVAL: Open Jazz Fest – This two-day outdoor jazz festival offers performances by an international roster of artists, including Americans Scott Hamilton (saxophone) and Paul Jackson Trio (featuring Pee Wee Ellis), in addition to various foreign, Czech and Slovak performers.
Starts: July 19-20; Zelená Voda resort near Nové Mesto nad Váhom. Admission: €15 (one day) - €28 (two days). Tel: 02/5293-3321; www.ticketportal .sk; www.openjazzfest.sk.
Nové Mesto nad Váhom-Beckov Castle
PITCHFORK FEST: The three days of feasts and games at the Beckov castle include the Pitchfork fest (Vidlofest), a competition in throwing the pitchforks. Other attractions are music, period gastronomy, crafts market and re-enactment of knights' duels.
Starts: July 19-21; Beckov Castle. Admission: €4-€6. More info: www.ticketportal.sk, www.hrad-beckov.sk.
CONCERT: THE KREMNICKÝ Hradný Organ / Kremnica Castle Organ festival offers seven Sundays of organ music, from July 7 with Norwegian organ player Espen Melb, July 14 featuring Italian Gianluca Libertucci, and Italian Corrado Cavalli on July 21, as well as other renowned Slovak, Austrian, German and Hungarian organ masters, many of whom are players in important cathedrals. All concerts, including the one on July 21, take place in the St Catherine Church in Kremnica, starting at 18:00. Tickets (€3-€4) can be bought and more information obtained through www.kremnickyhradnyorgan.sk.
MOUNTAIN RUN: The 4th year of the ultra-trail marathon, the “extreme” mountain run called Nízkotatranská stíhačka, will lead pairs of runners through a 100-kilometre track with almost 5,500 metres of elevation in a maximum of 25 hours.
Starts: July 20-21; Municipality of Telgárt (start) - Donovaly (finish). More info: www.stihacka.hiking.sk.
HALUŠKY FEST: Fest Halušky Turecká / Turecká Halušky Festival – This competition to see who can cook and eat Slovakia’s national dish, bryndzové halušky, the fastest, enters its 19th year with a host of accompanying events for the whole family.
Starts: July 19-20; municipality of Turecká. Admission: free for onlookers. More info: www.haluskyfest.sk.
JAZZ: Mikulášsky jazzový festival / The Nicolaus Jazz Festival offers three days of jazz, featuring, among others, AMC Trio & Ruggero Robin (SK/IT), Three Pianos (SK) and Michal Bugala New Trio (SK).
Starts: July 19-21; Allime-ntum Restaurant & Wine Bar. Admission: €25 (for the whole festival). More info: www. mjf.sk.
MOUNTAIN RUN: Memoriál Jána Stilla – Runners of all types will compete against each other while paying tribute to Tatras guide Ján Still, in this mountain run.
Starts: July 20, 15:00; Nová Lesná (start) - Hrebienok (finish). Admission: free for onlookers. More info: www. beh.zoznam.sk.
JEWISH FESTIVAL: Mazal Tov! - The festival of Jewish culture opens for the second time a series of events, mostly evolving around music - classical music as well as traditional Jewsih klezmer, and also liturgic Jiddish and Israeli songs in synagogue. One of the climaxes should be the cocnert of Avishai Cohen Quartet on July 22. The accompanying events include a creative workshop, a guided tour around Jewish Bardejov on July 21, and two photo exhibitions: Last Folio by Yuri Dojc and of synanogal architecture.
Starts: July 18-22, except for accompanying events; various sites in Košice. Admission: various. More info: www.mazaltov.sk.
MUSIC FESTIVAL: Sigord Live – The open-air concert Sigord Live 13 presents popular Slovak bands and musicians, such as Heľenine Oči, Komajota, Raindown, Fúzy Múzy, the first Slovak Pink Floyd Revival and others, in the Opalex Sigord complex near Prešov, with a shuttle-bus from Prešov (for €0.50).
Starts: July 19, 17:00; Opa-lex Sigord. Admission: €5. Mo-re info: www.kamdomesta.sk.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Hodový concert Adoremus z Vrábľov / The Adoremus Feast Concert from Vrábľov – The Slovenský spevácky zbor (Slovak Choir), conducted by Dušan Bill, will perform Biblical Songs by Dvořák and sacral compositions.
Starts: July 21, 17:00; Roman-Catholic Church of Ss Peter and Paul, Nový Smokovec. Admission: free. More info: www.kamodmesta.sk.
EXHIBITION: Visegrad Karma – This international exhibition of poster art introduces the fall of communism in the Visegrad countries – Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia – through a travelling collection of posters by famous artists, and is accompanied by lectures, discussions, and more.
Open: Mon, Wed, Fri 18:00 -20:30 until July 31; Tabačka KulturFabrik, Gorkého 2. Admission: free. More info: www.tabacka.sk.
15. Jul 2013 at 0:00 | Zuzana Vilikovská