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Western SLOVAKIA

(Source: Anna Weber)

Western SLOVAKIA

Bratislava
CONCERT:
WITHIN the City Sounds project, US jazz singer Kurt Elling will give a concert on March 8 at 19:00, in the Big Concert Studio of Slovak Radio in Mýtna 1 in Bratislava – together with Gary Versace (keyboard), John McLean (guitar), Clark Sommers (double bass) and Kendrick Scott (drums). Elling is the renowned singer of “vocalese” style, in which vocal parts are later made into an original instrumental piece. In this concert he will be supported by Slovak jazz singer-composer-musician Sisa Michalidesová and her band, featuring Marian Ševčík (drums), Juraj Griglák (bass), Peter Preložník (keyboard), Pavol Bereza (guitar) and Milo Suchomel (sax)), with support vocals by Hanka Gregušová and Samuel Hošek.

Bratislava
LIVE MUSIC:
Frank Zappa’s Grandmothers of Invention – The band founded by former original colleagues of late musician Frank Zappa plays psychedelic rock, and in Bratislava they will perform with Slovak musicians Marián Jaslovský and Tomáš Sloboda.
Starts: March 4, 21:00; Nu Spirit Club, Luxor Passage, Štúrova 3. Admission: €15. Mo– re info: www.ticketportal. sk; www.nuspirit.sk.

Bratislava
CLASSICAL MUSIC:
Ján Šiška on cello and Barbora Gajdošová on piano will play works of Bohuslav Martinů and Antonín Dvořák.
Starts: March 6; 18:00; Au-strian Cultural Forum, Astoria Palace - Hodžovo Square 1/A. Admission: free. Tel: 02/5930 -1500; www.rakuskekulturneforum.sk.

Bratislava
LIVE MUSIC:
Anna Calvi – British songstress known for her “sharp” guitar sound and passionate voice will present her recent album “One Breath”.
Starts: March 4, 20:00; Old Market Hall / Stará Tržnica, SNP Square. Admission: €15 (in advance) - €19. Tel: 02/5293 -3321; www.ticketportal.sk.

Bratislava
BLUES:
Harmonikovica 2014 - This one-day music festival focused on harmonica offers renowned performers like E-rich 'Boboš' Procházka, Ondrej Tkáč, Mayas Pribojszki (HU), Filip Puchert, Pavol Plevcik, Juraj Schweigert, and more.
Starts: March 7, 19:00; Hla-va 22, Bazová 9. Admission: €4 (in advance)-€8. Tel: 0911/193- 382; www.hlava22.sk.

Bratislava
ETHNIC/MODERN DANCE:
The Elledanse theatre has organised two consecutive dance evenings, with the first celebrating Irish dance (performed by the Connemara, Stefan Toth Irish dance School, Avalon Academy of Irish Dance and Eire Dance Aca-demy), music (Duo Shade) and foreign guest, choreographer Colin Dunner. The second evening offers modern dance choreographies of Michaela Nezvalová, Miroslav Janík, Adriana Pichaničová, Simona Machovičová, Michal Freriks, and Miroslava Iľanovská at Choreographic Factory.
Starts: March 7 (Irish) and March 8; 20:00; Elledanse theatre, Miletičova 17/B. Admission: €5 (Irish); €3-€5. Tel: 0905/969-105; www.elledanse.sk.

Bratislava
CLASSICAL MUSIC:
The Choir of the City of Bratislava’s Winter Concert – This concert brings the Choir of the City of Bratislava singing the works of Haydn, Dvořák, Bartók and Slovak Eugen Suchoň.
Starts: March 6, 19:00; City Theatre of P. O. Hviezdoslav, Laurinská 19. Admission: €6. Tel: 02/5910-3107; www. mestskedivadlo.sk.

Central SLOVAKIA

Žilina
CLASSICAL MUSIC:
Šanca Mladým / Opportunity for the Young – The Slovak Sinfonietta conducted by Czech Leoš Svárovský, with soloists Juraj Tomka (violin), Veronika Prokešová (viola) and Matej Arendárik (piano) will perform works by Dvořák, Max Bruch and the world premiere of Kaddish by Anton Steinecker.
Starts: March 6, 19:00; Slo-vak Sinfonietta, Dolný Val 47. Admission: €8-€12. Tel: 041/ 2451-111; www.skozilina.sk.

Banská Bystrica
JAZZ:
The 54th Banská Bys-trica Musical Spring – Guitar & Jazz Piano Trio. Adam Marec (guitar), Eva Cáhová (piano), Peter Solárik (drums), and Róbert Ragan (bass), will play Jiří Jirmal - Baden Jazz Suite; Peter Špilák – Tango bez Rozlú-čky / Tango without Farewell for piano; Egon Krák - Strena for Guitar, Piano, Double-bass and Percussion (world pre-miere) and Claude Boling – Concerto for Guitar and Jazz Piano Trio.
Starts: March 5, 18:00; Town Hall, SNP Square 1. Ad-mission: €3-€6. Tel: 048/ 4155-085, 0907/846-555; www. visitbanskabystrica.sk.

Eastern SLOVAKIA

Košice
EXHIBITION:
WITHIN the City Sounds project, US jazz singer Kurt Elling will give a concert on March 8 at 19:00, in the Big Concert Studio of Slovak Radio in Mýtna 1 in Bratislava – together with Gary Versace (keyboard), John McLean (guitar), Clark Sommers (double bass) and Kendrick Scott (drums). Elling is the renowned singer of “vocalese” style, in which vocal parts are later made into an original instrumental piece. In this concert he will be supported by Slovak jazz singer-composer-musician Sisa Michalidesová and her band, featuring Marian Ševčík (drums), Juraj Griglák (bass), Peter Preložník (keyboard), Pavol Bereza (guitar) and Milo Suchomel (sax)), with support vocals by Hanka Gregušová and Samuel Hošek.

Košice
BOTANICAL GARDEN:
Or-chidey – Skvosty v Ríši Rastlín / Orchids – Gems in the Plant Realm. This exhibition offers visitors a wide variety of tropical and subtropical species of orchids, including the only edible one, vanilla.
Open: 9:00-15:00 until March 9; Botanical garden of P. J. Šafárik University, Máne-sova 23. Admission: €1-€2. Tel: 055/2341-667; www.upjs.sk/pracoviska/botanicka-zahrada.

Prešov
CARNIVAL:
Fašiangovanie 2014 – A traditional event that marks the end of Carnival season (and the beginning of fasting and asceticism during Lent) includes a Carnival march through Hlavná Street, carollers, as well as folklore performances focused on traditional “carnival well-wishes” and habits.
Starts: March 4, 15:00; pedestrian zone. Admission: free. More info: www. presov.sk (in Slovak).

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