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Tips for events taking place in Slovakia between October 23 and November 1, with a lot of classical music, swing and jazz, street food, opera, film screening, and a following discussion, a fashion event and a film festival,   exhibitions and more. 

Carmen, again on the repertory of Slovak national Theatre(Source: Alena Klenková)

Western SLOVAKIA

 

Bratislava

GASTRONOMY: Streetfood Park No 2 – Several restaurants – as well as the square in front of the Old Market-hall and in the Old Market-hall itself (on October 24) – will be filled with excellent and exotic street-food. One of the restaurants involved is Bokovka located at Sabinovská 7. Starts: Oct 16-25; various sites. More info: www.citylife.sk; bencikculinary.sk/en/novinky.      

Bratislava

FASHION EVENT: Fashion LIVE! – The third edition of the event offering an insight into the young, progressive Slovak fashion scene offers new designers in the Signal fresh Fashion Contest, three days of fashion shows, debates, showrooms, and more, all under the motto Treasure of Tradition, bringing an overview of Slovak traditions. Starts: Oct 21-23, various sites (shows in Old Market-hall, with symbolic admission fees). More info:www.fashionlive.sk/fashion-live-2015.   

Bratislava

FILM FESTIVAL: Filmový festival Inakosti / Slovak Queer Film Festival – The film festival with LGBTI themes offers, for a ninth time, stories of gays, lesbians, bi-sexual, trans-gender and inter-sexual people, relations, families. Starts: Oct 21-25; Lumiére and Kino Film Europe cinemas. More info: www.ffi.sk.   

Bratislava

OPERA: Georges Bizet – Carmen – The French opera comique in four acts, is in the Slovak National Theatre (SND) staging directed by Marián Chudovský, conducted by Jaroslav Kyzlink, with cast including Vesselina Kasarova, Katarína Juhásová-Štúrová, Miroslav Dvorský, Sergej Tolstov, Jana Bernáthová, Denisa Šlepkovská, Ján Babjak, Ján Ďurčo, Filip Tůma, František Ďuriač and Bratislavský chlapčenský zbor / Bratislava Boys’ Choir. Starts: Oct 25, 19:00; historical SND building, Hviezdoslavovo Square 1. Admission: €12-€39. Tel: 02/2049-4290 or www.snd.sk.

Bratislava

JAZZ/LIVE MUSIC: Prešporský swingový večer / Prešporok Swing Evening – The musical evening brings participants back to the era of “speak-easy” clubs of the prohibition era, or a hundred years back, to the era when Bratislava was called Prešporok, Pressburg, Poszony, and jazz and swing prevailed. Apart from live music, the B-swing dance school will instruct both Charleston and lindy hop. Period clothing is not obligatory, but preferable. Starts: Oct 24, 19:00; Square bar, Trnavské mýto. Admission: €6-€10. More info: www.ticketportal.sk.     

Bratislava

LIVE MUSIC: First Message – One-day festival of ragga, jungle, reggae music: lineup featuring Soundz Mystic Sound System-CZ; Shalamanda Hifi-AT; Live Eau De Jungle Showcase-JAM-CZ-PL; Diego Cichy Don-PL; Jahwawah; Jam Mikael-PL; Kattygyal Kenta, Suppa-fly-CZ; Cagi-CZ; Diy Bhn-CZ; Rida Radar-SK; Tell-man-AT; Michelle Bambi A Spol.-SK; Djz Bingi Selekta-Sk; Dirty Growa-CZ; Skandy-SK; Gunfingah-SK; Dj Ass-SK; Red-face-SK; Zugrée-SK; Tapir-SK; Fatsound-SK; Stroho-SK; Stanley-SK; Hekrim-SK; D-High-GER. Starts: Oct 24, 16:50; Nemecký veslársky klub / German Rowing Club, Viedenská cesta. More info: www.citylife.sk.

Bratislava

CLASSICAL MUSIC: Jesenná Schubertiáda – Autumn Schubertiade – String master form the Hilaris Chamber Orchestra conducted by Czech Marek Štilc. With Japanese guest, pianist Kasumi Barouch, will perform the works of E. H. Grieg, Vladimír Godár and Antonín Dvořák. Starts: Oct 25, 19:00; Moyzes Hall, Vajanského nábrežie 12. Admission: €15 (in advance)-€17 (on the site). More info: www.citylife.sk.   

Bratislava

MUSIC FESTIVAL: Orfeus 2015 – The 16th year of the student festival of contemporary (classical) music brings five concerts by five ensembles (VŠMU orchestra-of the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava, Ansámbel Asynchrónie, Ensemble Spectrum, the new Bridge Ensemble, and the guest residential orchestra of Radio Devín – Ensemble Ricercata), more than 60 musicians playing the music of more than 20 composers in three venues. The concert on October 28 will be broadcast live on Radio Devín and Radio Vltava stations. Starts: Oct 25-29; Dvorana concert hall of VŠMU-Zochova 1; big concert studio of the Slovak Radio, Mýtna 3; Film faculty of VŠMU, Svoradova 2/A. Admission: free. More info: www.htf.vsmu.sk.     

Bratislava

HORSE RACE: The October Grand Prix – The last horse race of the season means more than just a sporting event. Starts: Oct 25, 12:00; Racecourse Petržalka-Ovsište, Starohájska 29. Admission: €1-€2. More info: www.zavodisko.sk.

Bratislava

CLASSICAL MUSIC: Jubilate Deo – The concert of Adoremus choir and the Slovak Chamber Orchestra Bohdan Warchal, led and conducted by Ewald Danel, with Dušan Bill as choir-master, and soprano Hilda Gulyasova will sing sacral music of both the Catholic and the eastern-Orthodox Christian tradition, including the title composition by Slovak composer Mikuláš Schneider-Trnavský. Starts: Oct 25, 19:30; Franciscan Church, Františkánske Square. Admission: €5. More info: www.inba.sk.   

Bratislava

CHOIR MUSIC: Vivat Ludevít! – The concert celebrating the 200th anniversary of Slovak linguist, cultural and political activist and revivalist Ľudovít Štúr includes the performance of Cantus choir conducted by Juraj Jartim, with reciting by Ulrich Ulmann. Starts: Oct 28, 18:00; new Evangelical Church, Legionárska Street. Admission: voluntary. More info: www.inba.sk; juras.sk.  

Bratislava

OPERA: Charles Gounod – Romeo and Juliet – The drame lyrique opera in five acts, in French language, premieres in the Slovak national theatre (SND), as directed by Slovenian director Diego de Brea, conducted by Rastislav Štúr and performed by Eva Hornyáková, Katarína Juhásová-Štúrová, Ľubica Vargicová, Maxim Kutsenko, Jitka Sapara-Fischerová, and others. Starts: Oct 28, 19:00; new SND building, Pribinova 17. Admission: €8-€30. Tel: 02/2049-4290; www.snd.sk.

Bratislava

LIVE MUSIC: Jana Kirschner – Moruša čierna / Black Mulberry – This series of concerts is the second sequel of a project by Slovak singer-musician-composer oscillating between the UK and Slovakia, after the previous White Mulberry. This concert will also include some of her older songs. Starts: Oct 28, 20:00; Old Market-hall, SNP Square 25. Admission: €25. More info: staratrznica.sk.  

Bratislava

BLUES: SaintJames Blues Band – The grouping (Jason Henthorn-vocals-UK; Gabriel Gotthardt-solo guitar-SK; Michal Maturkanič-accompanying guitar-SK; Stanislav Krajňák-bass-SK; Norbert Štofík-drums-SK) came into existence in 2013 and since then, it has been combining blues standards with modern blues-rock. Starts: Oct 28, 20:00; Kafé Scherz, Palisády (Partizánska 2). More info: www.kafescherz.sk (rezervacie@scherz.sk).

Bratislava

FILM/DISCUSSION: Porzellangasse / Porcelain Alley (Austria, 2012) – The film of Lukas Sturm, Helfried Carl and Andrea Zsutta confronts two big personalities: Eric Pleskow, Hollywood producer and Oscar laureate; and former chief editor of Jerusalem Post and famous publicist, Ari Rath. What they both have in common is their childhood in ‘Porzellangasse’, an alley in Vienna, from where they were forced out by Fascism – only to meet again in 2009. The film is in German, with English subtitles. After the screening, a discussion with both protagonists takes place. Starts: Oct 28, 18:00; Mladosť cinema, Hviezdoslavovo Square 17. Admission: free. More info: Tel: 02/5930-1500; www.rakuskekulturneforum.sk; www.kinomladost.sk.

Bratislava

JAZZ/SWING: Bratislava Swing Dance-Hall – When Slovak swing/jazz orchestra Bratislava Hot Serenaders meets its Czech counterpart, Ondřej Havelka and his Melody Makers, a Big Band Battle in the old-time (1920s and 1930s) US style ensues – both ensembles striving to give their best and win over the audiences. Starts: Oct 30, 19:00; Old Market-hall, SNP Square 25. Admission: €29-€35. Tel: 02/5293-3321; www.ticketportal.sk; http://staratrznica.sk/program.

UPDATED Bratislava

CLASSICAL MUSIC: Bratislava Mozart Festival 2015 – The initial concert of the festival brings the famous Requiem by W.A. Mozart, in a trendy version on historical instruments in a coronation cathedral, by Orchestra 1756 Chorus XVII, conducted by Konstantin Hiller, with soloists: Marelize Gerber-soprano; Katrin Auzinger-alt; Wilhelm Spuller-tenor; Gebhard Hegmann-bass, on the All Saints’ Eve. Starts: Oct 30, 19:00; St Martin’s Cathedral. Admission: €10-€20. More info: www.citylife.sk.  

Bratislava

FOLKLORE: Two evenings bring folklore to Petržalka: on October 30, the Heľpan folklore ensemble from the town of Heľpa will perform and offer home-made specialties, while the next day, the children’s Lúčka troupe celebrates its 30th anniversary with a gala evening. Starts: Oct 30 (19:00), 31 (18:00); Zrkadlový Háj House of Culture, Rovniankova 3. Admission: €18 (Oct 30), €8 (Oct 31). Tel: 02/6381-1328; www.kzp.sk.   

Bratislava

LIVE MUSIC: Fragile – The group (B. Kostka, S. Norisová, J. Golisová, H. Krajčiová, S. Rymarenko, S. Košecký, V. Csontos, K. Mikulčík) singing a cappella arrangements of famous hits will perform three concerts on two consecutive days, onboard a ship anchored on the Petržalka bank of the Danube. Starts: Nov 1 (16:00, 19:00), Nov 2 (19:00); Loď Café/Divadlo v podpalubí, Tyršovo Embankment. Admission: €12. Tel: 0903/449-650; www.adylod.sk

Bratislava

PHOTO EXHIBITION: Retrospektíva – The Retrospective – The photo exhibition with more than 100 photographs comprises the development of the Secondary School of Art and Design in Brno (now the Czech Republic) from the 1940s to 2014. Open: Tue-Sun 13:00-18:00 until Nov 1; SEDF, Prepoštská 4. Admission: €2. Tel: 02/5441 -8214; www.sedf.sk/en.  

Bratislava

PHOTO EXHIBITION: Donbass – Alexander Chekmenev – The exhibition – curated by Zuzana Lapitková – of the Ukrainian photographer who recently won the European competition of documentary photography Vevey in Switzerland for his series Ukrainian Passport, and received the title Ukrainian Photographer of the Year 2013, represents the long-term systematic documenting of the life and work of Donbass region coal miners, in black-and-white photos. Open: Tue-Sun 11:00-18:00 until Nov 1; Pálffy Palace, Panská 19. Admission: €2-€3.50. Tel: 02/5443-3627; www.gmb.sk.

Bratislava

ROMA CULTURE/EXHIBITION: Khatar san? – The exhibition documents the migration and life of Slovak Roma in the Czech lands of former Czechoslovakia) and is a result of applied sociological research of 20 Roma elders and their memories of how this group migrated after World War II. Open: 15:00-00:00; weeklong; KC Dunaj, Nedbalova 4. Admission: free. More info: www.kcdunaj.sk.  

Bratislava

EXHIBITION: 10 rokov Maľby / 10 Years of the Painting – The 10th anniversary of the competition for young Slovak artists, organised annually by the VÚB Foundation and selected by international jurors, is marked by a comprising exhibition, offering an overview of the decade, with artists Andrea Bartošová, Michal Bôrik, András Cséfalvay, Michal Czinege, Eva Činčalová, Dávid Demjanovič / Jarmila Mitríková, Andrej Dúbravský, Jarmila Džuppová - Sabová, Matej Fabian, Alexandra Fazekašová, Juraj Florek, Ľudmila Hrachovinová, Katarína Janečková, Marek Jarotta, Juraj Kollár, Juliana Mrvová, Monika Mikyšová - Pascoe, Csilla Poláková, Viliam Slaminka, Erik Šille, Lucia Tallová, Ján Vasilko, and Ivona Žirková. Open: 10:00-16:00, workdays, until Nov 22; Bratislava Castle, exhibition hall of the SNM Historical Museum. More info: www.malbaroka.sk/en.

 

Central SLOVAKIA

 

Žilina

LIVE MUSIC: Korben Dallas, the Slovak band recently grown to fame, looks to repeat last year’s success with the Czech band Zrní on an autumn tour; playing in Žilina, Banská Bystrica-Urban Spot (Skuteckého 3) on Oct 24, at 20:00; in Prešov-Stromoradie (Kmeťovo stromoradie) on Oct 30; and in Košice-Tabačka (Gorkého 2) on Oct 31. Starts: Oct 23, 20:00; New Synagogue (J. M. Hurbana 11). More info: www.kamdomesta.sk.

Žilina

JAZZ: Bratislava Jazz days in Žilina – The jazz festival will move to the city of Žilina, bringing Snarky Puppy, Alain Caron, Bob Mintzer Quintet – with Slovaks Lukáš Oravec and Marián Ševčík and foreigners Kálman Oláh, Tomáš Baroš; as well as Gábor Winand with Elsa Valle and NBS TRIO. Starts: Oct 23-24, 19:00; Žilina City Theatre – big hall. More info:www.jazzaky.sk.  

Banská Bystrica

JAZZ/SWING: Saxophone Syncopators – The band in rare composition of four different saxophones will play classical music from 1857 to the present (Jan Baptiste – Singelée; Jevgenij Irsai; Eugene Bozza; Alexander Glazunov; Ernie Erdman; Gus Shrigley – Tom Brown; Herbert Stothart; Anselm Goetzl; F.W. Meacham. Saxophone Syncopators are Pavol Hoďa – soprano-, alt saxophone; Ján Gašpárek – alt saxophone; Ladislav Fančovič – tenor saxophone, arrangements; Frederika Babuliaková - baritone saxophone. Starts: Oct 28, 17:00; State Scientific Library (Štátna vedecká knižnica), Lazovná 9. More info: www.kamdomesta.sk.

 

Eastern SLOVAKIA

 

Košice

JAZZ: Mike Parker’s Trio Theory – Jazz trio combines rock, classics and avant-garde into a unique mixture of modern jazz. Starts: Oct 27, 21:00; K building, Tabačka KulturFabrik, Gorkého 2. More info: www.k13.sk; mptheory.com; fb.com/MikeParkersUnifiedTheory.

Prešov

MUSIC/ART EVENT: Prešov musical Autumn 2015 - Len tak zľahka / Just Lightly – The evening offers music, poetry and visual art connected and intertwined, by actresses Bibiána Ondrejková, Zuzana Tlučková, painter Veronika Gabčová Lučeničová, and Juraj Helcmanovský on cimbalom. Starts: Oct 28, 19:00; PKO – Čierny orol, historical hall. Hlavná 50. Admission: €3-€7. More info: www.pkopresov.sk.

Košice

OPERA: The premiere of Il Trovatore – the Košice version of the romantic opera in three acts in Italian, by Giuseppe Verdi – is conducted by Peter Valentovič, with directing, stage and costume design by Zuzana Gilhuus. Starts: Oct 23, 19:00; State Theatre Košice (SDKE), Hlavná 58. Tel: 055/2452-269 (daytime), 055/2452-260 (evenings); or via www.sdke.sk.

Košice

OPERA: Dialogues of the Carmelites – The French opera by Francis Poulenc in three acts from 1957 has been adapted and conducted by Ondrej Olos and directed by Linda Keprtová, featuring Ludovic Kendi, Marián Lukáč, Jaroslav Dvorský, Lucie Kašpárková, Janette Zsigová, and others. Starts: Oct 29, 19:00; State Theatre Košice (SDKE), Hlavná 58. Admission: €4-€15. Tel: 055/2452-269 (daytime), 055/2452-260 (evenings); or via www.sdke.sk.

Poprad

EXHIBITION: Stavby predchnuté duchom / Buildings Full of Spirit: Masaharu Takasaki – The works by one of the most original Japanese architects – also shown at the Venice Biennale – are exhibited in Tatra Gallery, curated by Anna Ondrušeková. Open: Mon-Fri 10:00-17:00, Sun 13:00-17:00 until Nov 15; Tatranská galéria / Tatra Gallery, Hviezdoslavova 341/12. Admission: €1-€1.50. More info: www.tatragaleria.sk. 

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