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Umenie pre životUmenie pre život (Source: Courtesy of SND)


Art for Life / Umenie pre život, the ballet gala that presents renowned soloists from Slovakia and abroad, will also raise money for the National Oncologic Institute and draw attention to prevention and treatment of cancer. The ballet evening takes place on November 5 at 19:00 in the historical building of the Slovak National Theatre (SND) in Hviezdoslavovo Square 1 in Bratislava. Tickets cost €25-€40 and can be purchased through 02/2047-2299 or www.snd.sk.

Avishai Cohen - Israeli jazz electric bass and double bass player, singer and composer (called “the by far most successful Israeli jazz export” by The Jerusalem Post) will play in Bratislava during the One Day Jazz Festival event. He will be also accompanied by singer Vivian Sessoms, Martin Valihora Group and the Darkness Positive Quintet.

Starts: Nov 7, 19:00; Istropolis, Trnavské Mýto 1. Admission: €17-€30. More info: www.citylife.sk (tickets www.ticketportal.sk).

Komorná opera / Chamber Opera – Gabriel Fau-ré, Requiem – The recently established musical body that puts together students and fresh graduates has prepared another piece for its repertory, Requiem by French composer Fauré, that fits very timely with the period of All Souls.

Starts: Nov 6, 19:00; Church of the Holy Family, Nám. Jána Pavla II 1, Petr-žalka. Admission: €8-€10. Mo-re info: www.kzp.sk, www.citylife.sk.

Franz Schubert – Die Schöne Müllerin (Pretty Female Miller) – Cycle of songs will be performed by acclaimed Slovak tenor Pavol Bršlík who now works abroad.

Starts: Nov 5, 19:30; Slovak Philharmonic, Reduta, E. Su-choňa Square 1. Admission: €20-€40. More info: www.citylife.sk.

Slovak-Korean Cultural Evening – Korean and Slovak folklore in one evening? Yes – the Korean City Ensemble of Folk Art of Počon and Slovak Lúčnica ensemble will join forces, or maybe sometimes compete, to present the traditional dances and music of these two cultures.

Starts: Nov 3, 18:30; City Theatre of P.O. Hviezdoslav, Laurinská 19. Tel: 02/5910-3107; www.mestskedivadlo.sk.

Bilal – US neo-soul singer Bilal returns to Bratislava, after his first successful performance, this time he will sing in a club.

Starts: Nov 3, 20:00; Nu Spirit Club, Luxor Passage (Štúrova 3). More info: www.nuspirit.sk, www.citylife.sk.

65th anniversary of SĽUK – The SĽUK folklore troupe celebrates its 65th birthday with a programme merging traditions and modern approach, involving dan-ce and musical groups, as well as soloists, directed by Juraj Hamar and Stanislav Marišler.

Starts: Nov 7-8, 19:00; City Theatre of P.O. Hviezdoslav, Laurinská 19. Admission: €12-€15. Tel: 02/5910-3107; www.mestskedivadlo.sk.

Parov Stelar Band – The “fathers of electro-swing” come back to Bratislava after two successful gigs, and will be supported by Slovaks Swing Thing & Papa Django at their concert.

Starts: Nov 7, 20:00; Hant Arena (ŠH Pasienky), Trnav-ská cesta 29. Admission: €28.90-€35.90. Tel: 02/5293-3321; www.ticketportal.sk.

Chantel McGregor – Within the “Rock in the Museum” project, top British blues guitarist and singer McGregor will perform in the Slovak capital.
Starts: Nov 5, 19:30; Museum of Trade, Linzbothova 16. Tel: 02/4524-3167; www.rockvmuzeu.sk.

MOVED TO MARCH 2015!!! Bratislava
Klingande – House formation, author and performer of the Jubel hit, will perform in the Slovak capital, with their dance music emphasising the sound of live saxophone.
Starts: Nov 8, 21:00; Majestic Music Club, Karpatská 2. Admission: €20-€25. More info: www.majestic.sk, www.citylife.sk.

Gymnik, 50th anniversary – Another folklore ensemble celebrates, this time the Gymnik amateur troupe which has been performing for half a century.
Starts: Nov 7, 19:00; DK Zrkadlový Háj House of Culture, Rovniankova 3. Admission: €5. Tel: 02/6381-1328; www.kzp.sk.

Klaus Pichler – Only the Two of Us / Len my dvaja – Austrian photographer who already enchanted Bratislavans in the Central European House of Photography (SEDF) in the capital now exhibits his portraits of people in masks and costumes, posing in their leisurely home settings, as curated by Michaela Bosáková. The exhibition opening falls into the Month of Photography.
Starts/Open: Nov 7, 16:00 (opening), weekdays 10:00-18:00 until Dec 8; Austrian Cultural Forum (RKF), Astoria Palace, Hodžovo Square 1/A. Admission: free. Tel: 02/5930-1500; www.rakuskekulturneforum.sk.

Koloman Sokol: Graphic Artworks from Private Collection – The less-known graphic pieces of art by renowned Slovak artist (who lived a big part of his life in the US and elsewhere abroad) from 1927-1933 from the private collection of Martin Ftáčnik (also curated by him) are presented in a gallery in downtown Bratislava.
Open: weekdays 10:00- 18:00; Sat 9:00-17:00 until Nov 22; T-Gallery, Panská 24. Admission: free. Tel: 0903/601-656; www.tgallery.sk.

Nové Mesto nad Váhom
Shauli Einav & Jazz&More – Einav is a representative of a young generation of Israeli jazzmen and his saxophone playing will be accompanied by Samuel Marinčák on guitar, Martin Marinčák on double bass and Stanislav Cvanciger on drums.
Starts: Nov 7, 20:00; Blue Note Jazz and Music Club. Admission: €5. More info: www.jazz.sk.

Eva Vlasičová – Fragile Confessions / Krehké vyznania – Slovak artist and photographer Vlasičová uses, apart from contemporary photographic techniques, also some old traditional ones (Van Dyke, bormoil, cyanotype and others). Her exhibition in Nitra also includes glass photos and 3D objects.
Open: weekdays 12:00- 23:00, Sat 15:00-24:00, Sun 15:00-22:00 until Dec 12; Photo-gallery Trafačka, Janka Kráľa 65. Admission: free. More info: www.trafacka.sk.


Festive concert on the 40th anniversary of Slovak Sinfonietta – The 40th anniversary of Slovak Sinfonietta will be celebrated via a special concert, with the musical body playing works of Ján Cikker (as it did on its very first concert), Men- delssohn-Bartholdy’s Concert E minor for violin and orchestra and Mozart’s Coronation Mass, conducted by Oliver Dohnány with Dalibor Karvay on violin, and Natalia Melnik, Terézia Kružliaková, Jozef Gráf and Gustáv Beláček singing.

Starts: Nov 6, 19:00; House of Art, Dolný Val 47. Admission: €8-€12. More info: www.skozilina.sk.

Banská Bystrica
Julyen Hamilton – The Immaterial World – British dancer and performer gives a solo guest performance in which the word also plays an important role.

Starts: Nov 7, 19:00; DŠT, Na Kačici, Komenského 12. Admission: €6-€8. Tel: 048/4146-540; www.studiotanca.sk.

Parker/Parker/Prucnal Trio – Frank Parker (US) on drums, Mike Parker (US) on double bass and Bartek Prucnal (PL) on tenor-saxophone joined forces to play their fusion of jazz, funk, afro, Latino, and dance/electronic style.
Starts: Nov 5, 20:00; Town Stage, M.R. Štefánika 54. Admission: €1-€6. More info: www.jazz.sk.


An unusual connection will be offered at a special concert of the State Philharmonic Košice (ŠfK) on November 5 at 19:00. The local musical body will join forces with rock musician Andrej Šeban and his band (see photo). In the first part, Šeban will play solo, while in the second part they will perform together the piece Skanzen for Andrej Šeban Band and orchestra, ŠfK conducted by Anton Popovič. Tickets for the concert in the House of Art in Moyzesova 66 in Košice cost €10-€15, and can be purchased through www.sfk.sk or www.navstevnik.sk. Photo: Sme

Ars Nova 2014 – The festival of new classical music will host several famous musicians and bodies (e.g. Quasars Ensem-ble, Veni Academy, Ronald Še-besta), including Gidon Kremer at the culmination on November 9.

Starts: Nov 3-9; House of Art Moyzesova 66; Kasárne / Kulturpark Kukučínova 2. Admission: various. More info: www.hudbanovejchuti.sk.

Piotr Rubik – Famous Polish composer and conductor Rubik will conduct in Košice a 60-member symphonic orchestra, a 50-member choir and soloists.

Starts: Nov 8, 19:00; Steel Arena, Nerudova 12. Admission: €20-€40. Tel: 02/5293-3321; www.ticketportal.sk.

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