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Branford Marsalis Quartet Branford Marsalis Quartet (Source: Eric R. Anderson)



CONCERT: Branford Marsalis Quartet (Branford Marsalis – saxophone; in the middle of the photo, Joey Calderazzo – piano, Eric Revis – double bass, Justin Faulkner – drums) give their first concert in Bratislava. The three-time Grammy winner Marsalis will play here within the City Sounds series on the very anniversary of the Velvet Revolution, on November 17 at 20:00, in the Slovak Radio in Mýtna 1. Tickets cost €30-€45 and can be purchased via 02/5293-3321 or


CONCERT/PARTY: Jamadan – The band playing west-African rhythms as well as their own compositions and fusions of various ethno styles celebrates its 10th anniversary with a party involving a percussion show, and also guests – Tubabu (CZ) and Kiwigroovin’.

Starts: Nov 21, 19:30; Batelier club, Továrenská 14. Admission: €5. More info:,


CLASSICAL MUSIC: Voci da Camera – Stars Sing Janáček – Within the Voci da Camera project, soloists of the Slovak National Theatre, mezzo-soprano Terézia Kružliaková and tenor Ľudovít Ludha sing the works of Czech composer Leoš Janáček, especially his arrangements of folk songs, accompanied by pianist Branko Ladič.

Starts: Nov 23, 17:00; SND, historical building, Hviezdoslavovo Square 1. Admission: €4-€8. Tel: 02/2047-2299 or


THEATRE FESTIVAL: Drama Queer – The second year of the theatre festival focused on gender issues and equality targets female identity in art and culture, offering not just theatre performances, but also poetry readings, a dance performance (Nov 22, 20:00 – by Jaro Viňarský) or a concert (Nov 21, 21:30 – Zuzana Mikulcová & Band) as organised by NoMantinels theatre.

Starts: Nov 20-23; A4 Priestor Súčasnej Kultúry, Karpatská 2. Admission: various. More info:;


BENEFIT/CLASSICAL CONCERT: Miroslav Dvorský & Hilaris Chamber Orchestra – The renowned tenor Miroslav Dvorský is president of the Nadácia Memory foundation that helps with treatment and knowledge concerning Alzheimer’s disease; and on the occasion of its 20th anniversary, he will perform with the Hilaris Chamber Orchestra, as conducted by Rastislav Štúr, the works of Dvořák, Corelli, and some others.

Starts: Nov 18, 18:30; St Martin’s Cathedral. Admission: voluntary. More info:


BODY PAINTING: The 1st year of a unique event in Slovakia brings a charity evening involving body-painting, dance, a fashion show, and the launch of a body-painting calendar by Marta Gejdošová. The proceeds will go to the children’s oncology department in Kramáre hospital.

Starts: Nov 21, 19:00; culture centre Bratislava Nové Mesto; Vajnorská 21. Admission: €10. More info:


BALLET SCHOOL GALA: International concert of ballet schools and the Slovak National Theatre (SND) celebrates the 35th anniversary of the Eva Jaczová Dance Conservatory, with foreign dance academies, ballet ensembles and SND ballet soloists as guests.

Starts: Nov 21, 19:00; SND historical building, Hviezdoslavovo Square 1. Admission: €4-€10. More info: www.,


LIVE MUSIC: The Tenors – The popular singers performing a fusion of classics, rock and pop (Victor Micallef, Clifton Murray, Remigio Pereira and Fraser Walters) will be accompanied in this concert by the Kodály Philharmonic from Hungarian Debrecen as conducted by Igor Dohovič.

Starts: Nov 23, 19:00; Slovnaft Arena (Ondrej Nepela Ice Stadium), Odbojárov 9. Admission: €25-€99. Tel: 02/5293-3321;


JAZZ: Jazz in the Arena – Finally – The Slovak jazz-funk band Finally (Eugen Botoš-piano, Robert Vizvári-bass, Martin Koleda-guitar) will play with drummer Martin Valihora within the Jazz in the Arena cycle.

Starts: Nov 20, 20:00; Arena theatre, Viedenská Cesta 10. Admission: €8. Tel: 02/6720- 2550 or


LIVE MUSIC: Festival of swing – The “zero” year of the swing music festival introduces Slovak ensembles Paper Moon Trio, Gramophone Brothers and B – Swing, and also brings a movie about swing, with original disco and vintage vinyl records.

Starts: Nov 22, 19:00; DK Lúky, Vígľašská 1. Admission: €5 (in advance)-€7. Tel: 02/6383-5404;


EXHIBITION/LECTURE: Rudolf Koppitz - The exhibition of Austrian photographer (of Czech origin, 1884-1936) will include a lecture in English by one of the curators Monika Faber.
Starts: Nov 21, 18:00; Pálffy Palace of the Bratislava City Gallery, Panská 19. Admission: €2-€4. More info:


LIVE MUSIC: Zlaté husle / Golden Violin ensemble plays the worldly compositions of classical, film and theatre music, with Slovak and global folklore.
Starts: Nov 21, 19:00; DK Zrkadlový Háj House of Culture, Rovniankova 3. Admission: €10. Tel: 02/6381-1328;


MUSEUM EXCURSIONS: Evening excursions with kerosene lamps evokes an authentic atmosphere of the bunkers in the B-S 4 “Lány” bunker which is part of the Petržalka fortification built in the 1930s and never truly used. The evening will be complete with period music, costumes and tea or mulled wine.
Starts: Nov 21, 18:00; Petržalka Fortification Museum (parking lot about 200 metres before the Berg border crossing, direction Austria). Tel: 0904/838-769;


OPERA: MET Opera Live in HD - Gioacchino Rossini: Barber of Seville – The live broadcast from Metropolitan opera brings Isabel Leonard, Lawrence Brownlee and Christopher Maltman as conducted by Michele Mariotti and directed by Barlett Sher.

Starts: Nov 22, 18:45; Arena theatre, Viedenská Cesta 10. Admission: €16. Tel: 02/6720- 2550 or


é husle / Golden Violin ensemble plays the worldly compositions of classical, film and theatre music, with Slovak and global folklore.

Starts: Nov 21, 19:00; DK Zrkadlový Háj House of Culture, Rovniankova 3. Admission: €10. Tel: 02/6381-1328;


PHOTO EXHIBITION: Within the Month of Photography the exhibition called Jano Lipták & Anonymus takes place in this gallery, offering pictures by unknown photographers – or maybe by Ján Lipták, but undoubtedly intriguing and interesting.

Open: Tue-Sun 14:00-19:00 until Nov 30. Gallery 19, Lazaretská 19. Admission: free. Tel: 02/5292-6651;


CLASSICAL MUSIC: Cycle of concerts with the works of Bach – The Moyzes Quartet with Pavol Mucha on cello will perform a host of works by Johann S. Bach.

Starts: Nov 19, 19:00; Pálffy Palace, Zámocká 47. Admission: €2-€4. More info:


ART/PROJECT: Revolution Without Movement – This experimental and process-based discursive project brings together artistic proposals in contemporary art that aspire dialogue and direct action for positive change in society; it is rather a non-movement, and in the course of ten days, “we invite you to join us to engage, discuss, practice, and produce new knowledge and new experiences together” – or discursive projects, informative lectures and yoga practice. Artists: Cristina David (RO), Erdem Gündüz (TR), Barbara Holub (AT), Graziela Kunsch (BR), Brandon LaBelle (DE/US), Miklós Mécs in collaboration with Judith Fischer, Gábor Kristóf, András Zalavári (HU), Y8 (DE), School Club: Erik Janeček, Matej Myslovič, Peter Sit (SK); curated by: Berit Fischer and Galeria HIT - Jaro Varga & Dorota Kenderová in collaboration with

Open: Nov 18-20; Galeria HIT, Hviezdoslavovo námestie 18. More info:;

Nitra (Piešťany, Komárno, Nové Zámky, Galanta)

BALLET: The famous Kiev City Academic Theatre (Kiev Ballet) returns to Slovakia after a year with its ballet performing two immortal pieces by Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake and The Nutcracker. Ballet performances of the Swan Lake will take place in Nitra (on November 17 at 18:00 in the Klokočina Sports Hall), Nové Zámky (Nov 18, 18:00, Millenium Sport Hall), Galanta (Nov 19, 18:00, Town Culture Centre), and Komárno (Nov 23, 15:00, 19:00, Town Culture Centre); and the only performance of The Nutcracker will be on November 22 at 19:00 in the House of Art in Piešťany. Tickets cost €8-€30; they can be bought (and more information can be found) at

Nové Mesto nad Váhom

JAZZ: The concert of Michael “Patches” Stewart with the Slovak AMC Trio (jazz-piano band, playing their own compositions: Peter Adamkovič, Martin marinčák, Stanislav Cvanciger), will be combined with the Free Tenors grouping (Harry Sokal – saxophone, Bernhard Wiesinger – saxophone, Ondrej Štverácek – saxophone, Tomáš Baroš – bass, Marián Ševčík – drums). In Martin on November 23, Patches Stewart will play only with the AMC Trio.

Starts: Nov 22, 20:00; Blue Note Jazz and Music Club, J. Hašku 18. Admission: €10. Tel: 0902/608-912;



CLASSICAL MUSIC/OPERA: Concert version of the Tosca opera by Puccini will feature Austrian conductor Christian Pollack, with Cecilia Berglund (Sweden), Eugene Amesmann (Austria), Andrij Shkuhran (Ukraine), Max Sahliger (Austria), Marián Lukáč and Titusz Tobisz (Slovakia).

Starts: Nov 20, 21, 19:00; Slovak Sinfonietta, House of Art, Dolný Val 47. Admission: €11-€15. More info:



CLASSICAL MUSIC: Irina Gerega (Ukraine, piano) will perform works of Slovak and Ukrainian composers, within the Prešov Musical Autumn.

Starts: Nov 19, 19:00; PKO Čierny orol, Hlavná 50. Admission: €1-€3. More info:


CLASSICAL MUSIC: Hudba v múzeu – Music in the Museum – The string quartet LenART Quartet plays in the Eastern-Slovak Museum (VSM) within the “Music in the Museum” series. This concert, called “Young Spirit”, brings the works of Vivaldi, Mozart and Borodin.

Starts: Nov 18, 18:00; historical VSM building, Námestie Maratónu mieru 2. Admission: free. More info:


SPORT: roliga žien / Euro-League of Women – The popular club Good Angels Košice plays against Lattes Montpellier in the European female league.

Starts: Nov 19, 18:00; Steel Arena, Nerudova 12. Admission: €3-€7.50. Tel: 02/5293-3321;;


MUSICAL EVENT: Sound Journey – The event explores harmonic sounds, vibrations, their effects on humans, as well as various ethnic musical traditions.

Starts: Nov 21, 18:30; Latino Dance Astoria, Južná trieda 29. Admission: €6. More info:

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