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(Source: Courtesy of the Italian Cultural Institute)


TRIBUTE to Claudio Abbado is a concert dedicated to this recently deceased Italian conductor who maintained a close relationship with Slovakia. The concert on April 1, at 18:00 in the Mirror Hall of the Primate‘s Palace in Bratislava will present Italian musicians Alessandro Carbonare (clarinet), Elisa Papandrea (violin) and Monaldo Braconi (piano) performing the works of Francis Poulenc, Francesco Maggio (Fuori Fuoco, dedicated to Abbado), Gershwin/Robert Russel Bennet, Antonio Pasculli, Rossini, Anton Giuli Priolo and Reiner Kuttenberg. The evening will include a speech by Slovak musicologist Adrián Rajter. Admission is free. More information can be found at

Fun Fatale 2014: Trapez Tanz Teater (Berlin) & Ilmatila Theatre (Helsinki) – The acrobatic the-atre evening combines artists from Germany and Finland performing works of Franz Kafka/Jana Korb: Erster Leid (literary acrobatics) and of Ilona Jäntti: Muualla (multi-genre).
Starts: March 31, 20:00; A4 Nultý Priestor, Karpatská 2. Admission: €7-€10. Tel: 02/ 5292-4470;

Diela terezínskych skladateľov / The Works of Terezín Composers – The recently revived Bratislava Chamber Opera (which was cancelled 15 years ago) will offer, as its first event, the works of composers who were deported to the Czech concentration camp Terezín; Giddeon Klein’s String Trio with Dance Performance; Viktor Ullmann’s Three Heb-rew Boys’ Choirs; and Hans Krása’s Opera Brundibár as conducted by Lukáš Kunst Lederer.
Starts: March 31, 19:00; DK Zrkadlový Háj House of Culture, Rovniankova 3. Admission: €8 (balcony)-€10. Tel: 02/6381-1328;

Hory a Mesto / Mountains and City – The film festival of mountain and adventure movies enters 15th year, offering screenings, multi-media presentations, a photo exhibition and more.
Starts: April 2-6, Cinema City Aupark Shopping Centre, Einsteinova 3541/18. Admission: €4-€6. Tel: 0908/704-412;

Ennio Morricone – After successful concerts played to full houses in Prague, Vienna and Budapest, the legendary film score composer, known for such classics as One Upon a Time in the West, The Good, The Bad and the Ugly, Inglorious Bastards, Kill Bill, comes to Bratislava, conducting his musical pieces in person.
Starts: April 5, 20:00; Slovnaft Arena (Ondrej Nepela Ice Stadium), Odbojárov 9. Admi-ssion: €77-€199. Tel: 02/5293- 3321;

ČSOB Bratislava Marathon 2014 & BKIS Music Festival – This weekend event combines the 9th year of the Bratislava City Marathon with a series of open-air concerts in various central squares and sites (including a History Run, Pressburger Klezmer Band, Hex, Silent Trio, Azucar Cubana, The Cellmates and more).
Starts: April 4-6, various sites. Admission: free (registration at and More info:,

Concert Spirituel II – Capricornus versus Bertali - The 8th year of the cycle of chamber concerts will revive the famous original cycle, and this time around it will feature the works of Czech composer Samuel Capricornus and Italian-Austrian Antonio Bertoli, as performed by Musica Aeterna, led by Peter Zajíček.
Starts: April 5, 17:00; Pálffy Palace, Zámocká 47. Admission: voluntary. More info:

Neil Zaza – This US melodic-rocker and guitarist will be accompanied by Rashaan Carter and TC Tolliver in his Bratislava concert.
Starts: April 2, 20:00; Ateliér Babylon, SNP Square 14. Admission: €7. Tel: 02/2090-1900;

Petra Fornayová – Objekty Výskumu / Objects of Research – This performance examines the issue of manipulating first impressions and perceptions under the influence of various information via the “medium”.
Starts: Apr 1, 20:00; A4 Nultý Priestor, Karpatská 2. Admission: €7. Tel: 02/5292-4470;

Jan Pohribný - Na Hranici Raja / On the Boundary of Paradise – Czech photographer Pohribný presents a review of his works from 1988-2014, focusing on a post-modernist perception of nature.
Open: Tue-Sun 13:00-18:00 until April 27; SEDF, Prepoštská 4. Admission: €2. Tel: 02/5441-8214;

Junior Design Fest 2014 – This exhibition presents the best of the 2014 international competition of secondary schools with artistic courses from Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Slovenia, Hungary and Austria.
Open: Tue-Sun 12:00-18:00 until April 13; SVÚ gallery (Umelka), Dostojevského Rad 2. Admission: free. Tel: 02/529 624 02;

Nové Mesto nad Váhom
Elisabeth Lohninger Quartet – The US modern jazz singer Elisabeth Lohninger will sing in Slovakia with Wa-lter Fischbacher (piano, US), Petr Dvorský (double bass, CZ) and Ulf Stricker (drums, US).
Starts: April 5, 20:00; Blue Note Jazz & Music Restaurant, Blue Note Club, J. Hašku 18. Admission: €5. Tel: 0902/608- 912;

Sinimun – This project presents the works of two Czech artists, Petra lelláková and Vladimíra Večeřová, made during their (unrelated and not simultaneous) visits to Seoul, Korea. Lelláková works with video and video-performance, while Večeřová uses several different media, including paintings, photos and objects.
Open: Tue-Fri 10:00-18:00, weekends 13:00-18:00 until April 13; The Youth Gallery of the Nitrianska galéria, Župné Square 3. Admission: €0.35-€70. Tel: 037/6579-641-3;


Banská Bystrica
Stromy / Trees – The most recent piece of the Štúdio Tanca theatre is “a fairy tale for children and the children inside adults” about how artists and performers are born.
Starts: April 6, 16:00; DŠT, Komenského 12 (na Kačici). Admission: €8. Tel: 048/4146- 540;

Noc s Andersenom / A Night with Andersen – This event in a library offers adventures, games and competitions for young readers.
Starts: April 4, 18:00-8:00; Turčianska Library, Divadelná 3. Admission: free, registration is necessary. Tel: 043/ 4237-175;

Karol Plicka – Objaviteľ pražskej krásy / The Discoverer of Prague Beauty – 2014 marks the 120th birthday of famous photographer of Czech origin, Karol Plicka, who rose to fame mainly as a photographer of Slovak nature and folklore traditions. This exhibition presents his photos of the famous capital, Prague.
Open: workdays 9:30-17:30; Sat-Sun 10:00-18:00 until April 30; Museum of the Culture of Czechs in Slovakia, Slovak National Museum, Malá Hora 2. Admission: €0.50-€1. Tel: 043/4131-011/12;


Dance competition:
ŠARIŠSKÝ Pohár – The Šariš Cup is an international ballroom dance competition, the 42nd year of which takes place on April 5 from 9:00 on, in the historical hall of the local cultural centre PKO Čierny Havran in Hlavná 50 in Prešov. In cooperation with the Soul dance studio, the event will show standard and Latin-American dances, and will culminate in an evening gala. Tickets cost €4-€8 and can be bought on the site.

Skejtový Workshop – The ska-ting workshop is meant for boys and girls, younger and older, and also for beginners.
Starts: April 3, 5, 6 13:00; Výmenník (Heat Exchanger) Ľudová, Ľudová 2185. Admission: free. More info:

Zá-hadný Svet Mušlí / The Mysterious World of Shells – The third exhibition of this kind in the Košice Botanical Gar-den brings items from the private collection of Milan Berešík, who managed to acquire thousands examples of nearly 1,000 species.
Open: 9:00-15:00 until Ap-ril 13; Botanical garden of P. J. Šafárik University, Mánesova 23. Admission: €1-€2. Tel: 055/2341-667;

Stanislav Harangozó – Obrazy / Paintings – The exhibition is a selection of 46 artworks by Slovak artist Harangozó from the last 10 years, including landscapes, nudes, still lifes, musical instruments and more.
Open: until April 15; Átrium Gallery, Floriánova 4. Tel: 0903/900-986;

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