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Tips for events in Slovakia between April 17 and April 26, including  rock concert, a jazz evening, glass exhibition, historical train ride, and more.  

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CLASSICAL MUSIC: The Spring of Victory / Jar víťazstva – The respected, well-established Marino Theatre and the Symphonic from St. Petersburg will perform master pieces of vocal works of the World War II period. Conducted by Pavel Petrenko, soloists - Irina Mataeva, Yekaterina Sergeyeva, Alexander Trofimov, Grigory Tschernersov will sing the works of Shostakovich, Frenkely, Molchanov, Fradkin, and others. Starts: April 17, 19:00; historical building of the Slovak National Theatre, Hviezdoslavovo Square 1. Admission: free, tickets can be obtained at 02/2049-4290 or www.snd.sk.


CLASSICAL MUSIC: Slovak Philharmonics will mark, with its two concerts on Thursday and Friday, the 70th anniversary of World War II. The first work of both concerts is Terezín, Ghetto requiem by Czech composer Sylvia Bodorová, composed on order by Richard Phillips, head of the Warwick festival. The second tune will be the Symphony No 8 C Minor by Dmitry Shostakovich. Concerts will be conducted by Petr Altrichter and guest will be Czech baritone Ivan Kusnjer. Starts: April 16-17, 19:00 Reduta, E. Suchoňa Square 1. Tel: 02/2047-5233; www.filharmonia.sk.  


LIVE MUSIC: AMO Sony Xperia Tour 2015 –The AMO band will play a big hip-hop show, together with Strapo, DJ Spinhandz, hip-hoppers Vec and Škrupo. After Bratislava, the tour continues across Slovakia. Starts: April 17, Majestic Music Club, Karpatská 2. More info: www.majestic.sk, www.predpredaj.zoznam.sk/sk/listky/3389/amo-sony-xperia-tour-2015.


LIVE MUSIC: Robbie Williams, the renowned British singer, ex-Take That, makes a stop in Bratislava within his Let Me Entertain You tour. Starts:  April 18, 19:00, Slovnaft Arena (Ondrej Nepela Ice Stadium), Odbojárov 9. Admission: €142.50 and more. More info: www.eventim.skwww.viagogo.com.  


SWING/JAZZ: Saxophone Syncopators - Ragtime Night - The Saxophone Syncopators ( Pavol Hoďa, Ján Gašpárek, Ladislav Fančovič and Frederika Babuliaková) play the tunes from 1920s on the period instruments, going back to the roost of jazz and swing. Starts: April 19 19:00; St. Germain, Rajská 7. Admission: €6. More info: www.citylife.sk.  


CLASSICAL MUSIC: Music Evenings / 14 Strings – This concert in the cycle of classical music brings the programme of works by romantic virtuosos Paganini and Giuliani, as well as exotic compositions of the Spanish Manuel de Falla and tango-inspired music by Astor Piazzolla. Slovak cellist Jozef Lupták will play with famous foreign musicians, Briton Daniel Rowland on violin and Italian Alberto Mesirca on guitar. Starts: April 20, 19:00; Music Hall of Bratislava Castle. Admission: €15 (in advance)-€20. More info: www.konvergencie.sk; www.bagoesclassical.sk


LITERATURE/MUSIC: Anasoft Litera Fest – The festival of Slovak literature that hails local writers as well as translators offers, among the events focused only on words, also music and visual art – an acoustic performance by Milan Adamčiak at the opening, and the exhibition of works of Slovak artists Peter Barényi, Ľubomír Ďurček, Svätopluk Mikyta, Katarína Poliačiková and Dezider Tóth. Later, also Slovak musicians Martina Javor and Archívny Chlapec, Czech trouping called WWW with drummer Pavel Fajt, and Australian-German grouping Transmit. Starts: April 20-25, various sites. Admission: various, mostly free. More info: www.anasoftlitera.sk.


LIVE MUSIC: Bonnie Tyler – The star of the 1980s with an unforgettable, unique, husky voice will sing her staple hits. Starts: April 21, 20:00; Aegon Arena, Aegon Aréna, NTC, Príkopova 4. Admission: €35-€55. Tel: 02/5293-3321; www.ticketportal.sk.   


JAZZ: Within the City Sounds series, renowned US jazz musician, composer and actor, Grammy laureate Gregory Porter, will be supported by Austrian singer Susana Sawoff and Slovak band Talent Transport. Starts: April 22, 19:00; Old Market Hall, SNP Square 25. Admission: €13.90-€45. Tel: 02/5293-3321; www.ticketportal.sk; www.staratrznica.sk.


FILM MUSIC: Slovak Philharmonics (SF) will play a selection of music from famous movies, e.g. Forrest Gump,  James Bond, Titanic, E.T., Schindler's List, Pirates of the Carribean. As the two evening concerts are sold out, SF added one more concert.Starts: April 22, 10:00 (April 26, 16:00 - family concert); Reduta, E. Suchoňa Square 1. Tel: 02/2047-5233;  www.filharmonia.sk.  


OPERA: Leoš Janáček – Jenúfa / Her Stepdaughter – The famous opera of Czech composer is, in this staging, also conducted by Czech Jaroslav Kyzlink and directed by Martin Otava. The cast includes Linda Ballová, Eva Urbanová, Miroslav Dvorsky, et al. Starts: April 24, 19:00; 19:00; new SND building, Pribinova 17. Admission: €6-€25. Tel: 02/2049-4290 or www.snd.sk.


FOREIGNERS/WORKSHOP:  International workshop instructing how to create flower brooch, pendant or hairpin, with the extra bonus of exotic henna painting. Participants can learn to make picture flowers made of organza, airy and natural. Brooch, pendants or anything to make themselves feel well. Starts: April 26, 14:00-16:00); Old Market Hall, SNP Square 25. More info: www.facebook.com/events/1029786980384369.


EXHIBITION: Glass works by 21 renowned artists from nine countries (including France, The Netherlands and Austria) are exhibited in Bratislava City Museum. Some of the artists are already deceased. The artworks include cut glass, stained glass, optical glass and more. Open: Tue-Fri 10:00 - 17:00, weekends 11:00 - 18:00 until April 26; City hall, courtyard, Primate’s Square 3. Admission: €3. More info: www.muzeum.bratislava.sk.


EXHIBITION: In the Bibiana house of art for children, postal stamps designed by renowned Slovak artists are exhibited. Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-18:00 until April 26; Bibiana House of Art for Children, Panská 41. Admission: €0.70-€1. Tel: 02/5443-1308; 02/5443-4986; www.bibiana.sk.





PUPPET THEATRE: Tourminator, or Tour de Paris – The play about famous Slovak cycling star, Peter Sagan is meant for youths over 12 years of age, but written by Jakub Nvota, to music by Jozef Vlk and directed by Peter Palik, it can also entertain adults. Starts: April 17 (9:00), 22 (19:00), 23 (10:00); Puppet Theatre, Kuzmányho 2. More info: www.kamdomesta.sk

CANCELLED!!! Banská Bystrica

MODERN DANCE: Guest Martina Nevistič: Lina Malekova and Posed – two pieces will be performed in the theatre – the Lina Malekova, a play about an alter ego, choreographed and danced by Martina Nevistič; and Posed, by the Slovak/Spanish duo Olga Csobos and Peter Mika. Starts: April 24, 19:00;  Divadlo štúdio tanca, DŠT, Komenského 12 (Na Kačici). Admission: €3-€6. More info: www.studiotanca.sk.





RAILWAY/EVENT: Historical railway in Košice, brings the Rušňoparáda event – rides of historical engine trains accompanied by concerts, shows, competitions, historical re-enactments and a seasonally adjusted programme – to visitors and inhabitants of the city, thus offering fun also for adults. Starts: April 18-19, 9:00; Košice depot. Admission: €0.50-€1.50. More info: www.rusnoparada.sk.


ETHNO/LIVE MUSIC: Katarína Knechtová & Cigánski Diabli – Famous Slovak pop-rock singer Knechtová has joined forces with the band playing traditional Gipsy music and also modern arrangements. Starts: April 20, 19:00; House of Culture, Štefánikova 72. Tel: 052/77 222 55; www.kamdomesta.sk.


LIVE MUSIC: Violin Show – Stanislav Salanci & Ružový Panter Band – The violin show of Salanci (accompanied by the Ružový Patner / Pink Panther Band) on electric violin merges classical music with a modern arrangement and hits of world music. Guest is Peter “Armstrong” Ondria. Starts: April 20, 19:00; historical hall of PKO, PKO – Čierny orol, Hlavná 50. Admission: €19-€25. More info: www.kamdomesta.sk.

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