CONCERT:The twin concert in City Sounds cycle brings the Slovak project Triango (Peter Breiner – composer, piano; Stano Palúch – violin; Boris Lenko – accordion; Milan Rendoš as guest – fujara, whistles, harmonica, drumbľa) this time playing Slovak Dances and national orchestral dances composed by Breiner. Then, Kekko Fornarelli Trio (K. Fornarelli – piano; Giorgio Vendola – double bass; Dario Congeo – drums) will play electronically-modified versions of acoustic jazz on February 3 at 19:00 in the Ateliér Babylon in SNP Square 14 in Bratislava. Tickets cost €15-€25 and can be bought via www.ticketportal.sk; more information at www.citysounds.sk or www.iicbratislava.esteri.it/IIC_Bratislava.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Austrian player Elke Eckerstorfer from Vienna will play the works of Vierne, L. Marchand, J. Alain, Liszt, Bach and B. Sulzer.
Starts: Jan 25, 10:30; Slovak Radio, Mýtna 1. Admission: free. Tel: 02/5930-1500; www.rakuskekulturneforum.sk.
Postponed! to April 11 Bratislava
LIVE MUSIC: Delilah – Renowned UK dubstep/neo-soul singer who was supposed to play in Bratislava in May 2014 for the first time, gives a replacement concert having postponed even her own projects with Prince.
Starts: Feb 5, 20:00; Majestic Music Club, Karpatská 2. Admission: €23 (€27 on site), VIP €35. More info: www.majestic.sk.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Slovak Philharmonic, conducted by its chief conductor Emmanuel Villaume, will play works of Alexander Albrecht, Alexander Scriabin and Modest P. Mussorgsky.
Starts: Jan 29, 30; 19:00; Reduta, E. Suchoňa Square 1. Admission: €11. Tel: 02/2047- 5233; www.filharmonia.sk.
HIKING/WATCHING: Hiking connected with nature watching of the Small Carpathians – The approximately 10 km hike (4 hours) to Vápenná, the third highest peak of this mountain range, offers a spectacular winter view, with chances to see moufflons, birds, and other animals.
Starts: Jan 24, 11:30 – Plavecké Podhradie (Záhorie region). Admission: voluntary. More info: www.watching.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: Hudba 2014: Čo sa stalo? (What has happened?) Czech music reviewers Pavel Klusák, Aleš Stuchlý and Krel veselý – aided by Slovak Slávo Krekovič – offer a selection of the crème de la crème of pop and experimental music, bringing an insight into independent style.
Starts: Jan 26, 18:00; A4 Priestor Súčasnej Kultúry, Karpatská 2. Admission: €3. More info: www.citylife.sk; www.a4.sk.
JAZZ: Gypsy Jazz Festival – Rather than a traditional festival composed of several performers and gigs, this event will now be a full night show, presenting Dotschy Reinhardt (GER, vocals), Gail Anderson (US, vocals) and Boll Evans (US, sax) accompanied by the 30-member Milo Suchomel Orchestra (SK, CZ, HU) and dancer Simona Horvátová.
Starts: Feb 2, 19:00; Nová Scéna, Živnostenská 1. Admission: €27 (balcony), €35. More info: www.nova-scena.sk.
DESIGN MARKET: Visegrad markets – WAMP – The renowned Hungarian design market WAMP that usually invites creative people to Budapest this time visits Bratislava.
Starts: Jan 31 (warm-up party)-Feb 1, 11:00; Old Market Hall, SNP Square 25; KC Dunaj Nedbalova 4 (party). Admission: €5 (Jan 31, party), €3 (market). More info: www.visegradmarkets.sk/en.
LIVE MUSIC: Cluster Ensemble (this time Ivan Šiller and Fero Király) which interprets music of the 20th century into the contemporary will bring an insight into musical minimalism through the works of Philip Glass, with an after party by another Cluster-Ensemble member, Dalibor Kocián aka Stroon.
Starts: Jan 27, 20:00; Nu Spirit Club, Luxor Passage (Štúrova 3). Admission: €4. More info: www.nuspirit.sk.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: The debut of a new musical body, Hilaris Chamber Orchestra (Slovak-Austrian, led by Alan Vizváry) will have as guests Florian Eggner (AT) and Lukáš Polák (CZ), playing the works of Tchaikovsky, Mozart, Grieg and Ladislav Kupkovič (SK).
Starts: Feb 3, 19:00; Reduta, E. Suchoňa Square 1. Admission: €3-€6. Tel: 02/2047-5233; www.filharmonia.sk.
WORLD MUSIC: World Music from Slovakia - The new project has ambition to present the top local world-ethno musicians, this time bringing the Pressburger Klezmer Band, Muzička, Acoustic Gangsters, and Banda in a fine variety of musical styles and fusions.
Starts: Feb 4, 19:00; Ateliér Babylon, SNP Square 14. Admission: €8. Tel: 02/2090-1900; www.atelierbabylon.sk.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Hudba Nova – This platform strives to support new projects and performing entrants, this time offering Samčo, brat dážďoviek; EEGO project; Sehari & paintings of Roman Harvan featuring Michal Togylessi – combining classical and contemporary electronic/acoustic music.
Starts: Jan 31, 19:00; DK Lúky House of Culture, Vígľašská 1. Admission: €5 (in advance)-€7. Tel: 02/6383-5404; www.kzp.sk.
THEATRE: The Tales of Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach will be broadcast live from the Metropolitan Opera in New York, as conducted by Yves Abel, directed by Bartlett Sher and performed by Vittorio Grigolo, Hibla Gerzmava, Kate Lindsey and Thomas Hampson.
Starts: Jan 31, 18:45; Aréna Theatre, Viedenská Cesta 10. Admission: €15. Tel: 02/6720-2550 or www.divadloarena.sk.
WORLD MUSIC: The top Slovak band in its genre (and the first one to appear in the country in 1995), Pressburger Klezmer Band, will give a concert at the Kafé Scherz, combining the music of central/eastern-European Jews, klezmer, with a tasting of Jewish cuisine.
Starts: Jan 29, 19:00; Kafe Scherz, Palisády (Partizánska 2). Admission: €8. Tel: 0918/ 724-379; www.kafescherz.sk (email@example.com).
FAIR: ITF Slovakiatour, the biggest travelling fair in Slovakia, has joined forces with the fairs presenting hunting, relaxation, wellness and fitness to bring a unique combined offer for both visitors and the expert public.
Starts: Jan 29-Feb 1, various times; Incheba Expo Aréna, Viedenská Cesta 3. Admission: €4-€6. More info: www.citylife.sk.
EXHIBITION: Výber zo svetového umenia I /A Selection from Global Art I – The exhibition shows contemporary works by artists from several countries, e.g. the Czech Republic, Russia, Italy, Ukraine, Norway and Slovakia as curated by Ľuboslav Moza; and it should become an annual tradition.
Open: weekdays 12:00 – 17:00 until Jan 31; Slovak Radio Gallery, Mýtna 1. Admission: free. Tel: 02/3250-1111; slovensko.rtvs.sk.
EXHIBITION: Drahomír Prihel – Karneval / Carnival – The artist known for his glass works this time exhibits his figural paintings, made with dry pastel, as curated by Barbara Brathová.
Open: evening shows until Feb 8; Malá Scéna Stu theatre, Dostojevského Rad 7. Admission: free. More info: www.malascena.sk/aktuality.
MATCH: Basketball League, Eurovia SBL (Slovak Basketball League), brings several matches to Banská Bystrica by the end of January, putting local players against BK Esprit Košice (Business Academy gym, Tajovského 25 on January 24); BK Kings Bardejov (January 25, the same venue) and BK Inter Incheba Bratislava (January 28, the same gym). Tickets cost €2-€3 and more detailed and updated information can be found at www.basketbb.sk.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Tribute to Tchaikovsky / Pocta Čajkovskému – The Slovak Sinfonietta Žilina, with Russian-French conductor Misha Katz and Ilian Garnet (Moldova) on violin will perform solely the works of the Russian classical composer of the 19th century.
Starts: Jan 29-30; 19:00; Slovak Sinfonietta (Štátny komorný orchester), Dolný Val 47. Admission: €10-€14. More info: www.skozilina.sk.
MODERN DANCE/THEATRE: Soliloquy – Debris Company - This dance-theatre performance is a brief staging of the last chapter of James Joyce’s classic novel Ulysses, focused on the thoughts of concert singer Molly Bloom, the wife of advertising manager Leopold Bloom, as choreographed by Stanislava Vlčeková, Directed by Jozef Vlk and performed by Vlčeková and Vlado Zboroň.
Starts: Jan 29, 19:00; DŠT, Komenského 12 (Na Kačici). Admission: €3-€6. More info: www.studiotanca.sk.
THEATRE: Popoluška / Cinderella – The work of Italian composer Giacomo Rossini combines in this premiere, staging two Košice theatres, the State Theatre (SDKE) and the Puppet Theatre, musical qualities with humour.
Starts: Jan 23 (19:00), 24 (17:00), 26 (10:00); State Theatre Košice, historical building, Hlavná 58. Admission: €15. Tel: 055/2452-269, -260; www.sdke.sk.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Solo for Saxophone – Slovak State Philharmonic Košice (ŠfK) gets swept away by an instrument rather common in jazz, but this time – mastered by Polish Pawel Gusnar – performing the works of Debussy, Alexander Glazunov and Mahler, with ŠfK conducted by Petr Vronský.
Starts: Feb 5, 19:00; ŠfK, House of Arts, Moyzesova 66. Admission: €6-€8. Tel: 055/6220-763; www.sfk.sk.
PARTY/CLUBBING: Tepláreň – The “queer” party called Tepláreň takes place for the fifth time in Košice, with DJs Beatbenders, Motherson and JCK, with special decorations focused on the theme of Rich Bitch.
Starts: Jan 31, 22:00; Tabačka KulturFrabrik, Gorkého 2. Admission: €4. More info: www.tabacka.sk/sk.
26. Jan 2015 at 0:00 | Zuzana Vilikovská