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OF THE many music festivals that have mushroomed a-round Slovakia, one stands out: the New Slovak Music / Nová Slovenská Hudba festival of modern classical music that enters its 27th year on November 7.

OF THE many music festivals that have mushroomed a-round Slovakia, one stands out: the New Slovak Music / Nová Slovenská Hudba festival of modern classical music that enters its 27th year on November 7.

Until November 14, more than 70 original pieces by 65 Slovak composers will resound in 12 concerts. The festival, which takes place between November 7 and 14 in various venues in downtown Bratislava, strives to be an overview of not only Slovak composers and their works, but also of Slovak conductors, performers and chamber and symphonic bodies. Most of the concerts will take place in the Slovak Radio building, but the opening one is in the Jesuit Church of the Holiest Saviour, and the final one is in the Reduta building of the Slovak Philharmonic.

The names of the featured music composers include: Miro Bázlik, Roman Berger, Ladislav Burlas, Ľu-bica Čekovská, Alexander Dö-me, Vladimír Godár, Peter Groll, Oldřich Hemerka, Jevgenij Iršai, Dezider Kardoš, Egon Krák, Peter Machajdík, Alexander Moyzes, Jozef Pod-procký, Anton Steinecker, Želislava Sojak Subotić, Vla-dislav Šarišský, Juraj Vajó and Ilja Zeljenka.

Performers include Bratislava Vocal Consort choir, violinist Milan Paľa, pianist Jordana Palovičová, Quasars Ensemble, the Slovak Chamber Orchestra Bohdan Warchal, Slovak Sinfonietta Žilina, Symphonic Orchestra of Slovak Radio and the Slovak Philharmonic.

The full programme can be found at facebook.com/pages/Nová-slovenská-hudba or at citylife.sk. Tickets cost €4-€6 per performance or €20 for the entire festival.

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