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GHYMES, a Slovak-Hungarian band that plays music stemming from central-European folklore, has found its own voice, thanks to the music and lyrics of brothers Gyula and Tamás Szarka. On April 9, Ghymes will give a concert in Bratislava, at the Stará Tržnica (Old Market Hall) at 19:00, celebrating its 30th anniversary of successful musical activities. Tickets cost €10-€20 and can be purchased via www.ticketportal.sk.

Folklore to Jazz – The project of Slovak jazzman Radovan Tariška combines traditional folklore with jazz, and this time he will be supported by a band (Essiet Okon Essiet on double bass, Benito Gonzalez on piano and Dávid Hodek on drums), fronted by jazz singers Peter Lipa from Slovakia and Anna Maria Jopek from Poland.
Starts: April 9, 19:00; Concert Studio of the Slovak Radio, Mýtna 1. Admission: €15-€25. Tel: 02/5293-3321; www. ticketportal.sk.

Haydn, Rossini – The Slovak Philharmonic (SF) will play the Symphony in E Minor (Trauersymfonie) by Joseph Haydn and Stabat Mater by Gioacchino Rossini, as conducted by Christoph Campestrini from Austria, with the Choir of the SF and soloists Eva Hornyáková, Eva Garajová, Otokar Klein and Gustáv Beláček.
Starts: April 10, 19:00; Slovak Philharmonic, Reduta, E. Suchoňa Square 1. Admission: €10, €13. Tel: 02/2047-5233; www.filharmonia.sk.

Sen Noci Svätojánskej / Midsummer Night’s Dream – The ballet choreographed by renowned artist Youri Vámos to the music of Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy is inspired by the famous William Shakespeare play. It premieres now in the National Theatre, as directed by Vámos and danced by Romina Kołodziej, Juraj Žilinčár, Kristína Luptáková, Viola Mariner, Peter Dedinský, Andrej Kremz, Dominik Slavkovský, Chelsea Andrejic and others.
Starts: April 11, 19:00; New SND building, Pribinova 17. Admission: €18-€17. Tel: 02/2047-2299; www.snd.sk.

All My Children / Všetky Moje Deti - The Slovak documentary film, directed by Ladislav Kaboš, shows the efforts of Marián Kuffa, a priest who worked extensively in Roma settlements; with English subtitles.
Starts: April 8, 17:30; Apr 9, 18,00; Apr 10, 16,00; Apr 12, 16:30; Lumiére cinema club, Špitálska 4. Admission: €3-€4. More info: www.aic.sk/kino-lumiere and www.vsetkymojedeti.eu.

Electronic Beats – This electronic music festival features UK musician Kirena Hebden, aka Four Tet, as the headliner, with other performers including Daphni (aka Caribou), I Break Horses and more.
Starts: April 11, 20:00; Refinery Gallery, Vlčie Hrdlo 1. Admission: €14 (in advance) - €18. Tel: 0918/666-633; www. refinerygallery.sk.

Operetný Pozdrav / Operetta Greeting – The soloists from the State Opera in Banská Bystrica, Oľga Hromadová and Dušam Šimo, will sing operetta melodies as conducted by Pavol Tužinský.
Starts: April 13, 17:00; DPOH City Theatre, City Theatre, Laurinská 19. Admission: €12-€15. Tel: 02/5910-3107; www.mestskedivadlo.sk.

808 presents STWO & Chloe Martini (PL) – Another of the 808 events will present the Parisian beat-maker STWO, who will join forces with Poland’s Chloe Martini, Bratislava/Vienna’s AssQuakess and domestic support act, Jimmy P, FVLCRM.
Starts: April 12, 21:30; Nu Spirit Luxor Passage, Štúrova 3. Tel: 0905/865-566; www.nuspirit.sk.

Peter Rónai – Kunst v Hale (aka Art in the Hall) – The exhibition, called also Katedrála (ne)podstatného / The Cathedral of the (Un)Important, by Hungarian/Slovak artist Peter Rónai, is a retrospective of his career, curated by Richard Gregor.
Open: by appointment on weekdays between 10:00 and 18:00 until April 25; Roman Fecik Gallery, Zámocká 8. Admission: free. Tel: 02/5441-4346; www.romanfecikgallery.sk.

Domček, Domček, Kto v Tebe Býva? / House, House, Who Is Living Within You? – This interactive exhibition for young children presents the activities of the only Slovak publishing House focused on this age group, Buvik, since its foundation in 1991.
Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-18:00 until April 27; Bibiana House of Art for Children, Panská 41. Admission: €0.70-€1. Tel: 02/5443-1308; 02/5443-4986; www.bibiana.sk.

Dale Ann Bradley & Steve Gulley – US singer Bradley will play truly American bluegrass with ex-Mountain Heart, Gulley.
Starts: April 10, 19:30; Pezi-nok Cultural Centre, House of Culture, Holubyho 42. Admission: €35. Tel: 02/5293-3321; www.velvetagency.eu.

The final concert of the Nitra Musical Spring brings Czech chamber ensemble Trio Marti-nů, playing works of Hummel, Beethoven and Dvořák.
Starts: April 13, 18:00; Synagogue, Pri Synagóge 3. More info: www.kamdomesta.sk.

Trnava Musical Spring – Each concert of the Trnava festival takes place in a different locality, and this one offers Stabat Mater, music by Alessandro Scarlatti and G.B. Pergolesi, performed by Musica Aeterna, led by Peter Zajíček.
Starts: April 11, 19:30; Basilica of St Nicolaus. More info: www.trnava.sk.

Nové Mesto nad Váhom
TM Stevens & Shocka Zooloo, Twin Dragon – Two great, exotic musical experiences in one evening.
Starts: April 12, 20:00; Blue Note jazz club, J. Hašku 18. Tel: 0902/608-912; www.bluenote.sk.

This international exhibition of the Club of Friends of Art Pomurie (Hungary) presents contemporary Hungarian enamel art.
Open: Mon-Fri 9:00 – 16:00 until April 17; Podunajské Museum, Palatínova 13. Admission: €1.50-€2. Tel: 035/7731-476; www.muzeumkn.sk.


Banská Bystrica
Giacomo Pu-ccini – Messa di Gloria – A fes-tive mass performed by the Banská Bystrica State Opera.
Starts: April 12, 19:30; Ca-thedral of St Francis of Xaver, SNP Square. Admission: €4-€8. Tel: 048/2457-123 or www.stateopera.sk.

The Central-European Festival of Concert Art has been renamed Allegretto Žilina, and it brings Slovak singer Filip Bandžak, Czech horn player Kateřina Javůrková, German pianist Hinrich Alpers and Russian violinist Alena Baeva.
Starts: April 7-12; Fatra House of Art, Dolný Val 47. Ad-mission: €4-€9. More info: 02 /2047-0160; www.hc.sk/ allegretto.

Collegium Wartberg – Five musicians: Dalibor Karvay, Zuzana Bouřová, Jozef Podhoranský, Ján Krigovský and Eva Cáhová play works of Hummel and Schubert, evoking an Easter mood.
Starts: April 10, 18:00; St Catherine Church. More info: www.collegiumwartberg.com.


TRIANGO is a musical ensemble comprised of composer/pianist Peter Breiner, violinist Stanislav Palúch and accordionist Boris Lenko. They play music by renowned composers of classical music and tango, as well as fusions of other genres. In Košice’s GES Club (L. Novomeského Square 13), they will play on April 12 at 19:00, merging jazz and tango, with guest Ján Hrubovčák on fujara, trombone, whistles and drumbľa. Tickets cost €15-€20, via www.ges.sk or MIC Dargov. (Triango will also play on April 9 in Stanica Žilina-Záriečie and on April 10 in the Stupava synagogue.)

One Day Jazz Fest – This year’s edition of this event offers Slovak keyboardist Eugen Vizváry, drummer Martin Valihora (also in a Bratislava concert) and renowned US drummer Chris Dave.
Starts: April 11, 20:00; Kasárne Kulturpark, Kukučínova 2. Admission: €15. Tel: 02/5293 -3321; www.ticketportal.sk; www.k13.sk.

Francufoni No 15 – The festival of Francophony offers two events in the local Wave Club: the launch of a bilingual book and French gastronomy on April 9 and music and a disco on April 12.
Starts: April 9, 12; Wave Club, Hlavná 121. Admission: €1 (Apr 9), €15 (Apr 12). More info: www.afke.sk.

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