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UPDATED: 29. OCT 2015, AT 16:27

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Tips for events in Slovakia taking place between October 30 and November 8, including festivals and concerts of classical music, jazz and swing evenings, an opera premiere, a charity ballet, a modern dance festival, folklore, and more.   

Quasars ensemble (here with soprano Eva Šušková, C) will perform at the Ars Nova festival of classical music in Košice(Source: Courtesy of QE)

Western SLOVAKIA

 

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.skhttp://staratrznica.sk/program.

UPDATED Bratislava

CLASSICAL MUSIC: This concert of the Slovak Philharmonics and Slovak Philharmonic Choir, of the D cycle, presents the works of Slovak composer Martin Burlas, Mozart and Mahler as conducted by Austrian Ernst Theis. Solo parts will be sung by Adriana Kohútková-soprano, Judita Nagyová-alt, and Kor Jan Dusseljee-tenor. Originally, young German alt Maria Radner was supposed to sing in the concert but she died in March 2015 in the plane sent to ground by pilot Andreas Lubitz – together with her husband and baby son. This concert will be dedicated to her memory. Starts: Oct 29, 30, 19:00; Reduta building of SF, E. Suchoňa Square 1. Admission: €10, €13. Tel: 02/2047-5233; www.filharmonia.sk.  

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: Swing Society Orchestra promises, apart from traditional repertoire and guests, also some new pieces, in the spirit of the 1940s and 1950s and their big dance orchestras. Starts: Oct 31, 21:00; Kafé Scherz, Palisády (Partizánska 2). Admission: €8. Tel: 0918/724-379 (booking of seats 0910/402-877); www.kafescherz.sk.

Bratislava

OPERA: Live from the Met – Live broadcasts from the famous Metropolitan Opera continue with Wagner’s Tannhäuser, as conducted by James Levin, directed by Otto Schenk and choreographed by Norbert Vesak; with tenor Johan Botha, as well as Peter Mattei, Günther Groissböck, Eva-Maria Westbroek and Michelle DeYoung. Starts: Oct 31, 16:50; Divadlo Aréna theatre, Viedenská Cesta 10. Admission: €15. Tel: 02/6720-2550 or www.divadloarena.sk.   

Bratislava

MUSEUM/HALLOWEEN: Blood Becomes Her – The manor house in Veľký Biel organises a performance attempting to revive history (true or fictitious) in the spirit of Halloween, mystery and bloodshed. Proceeds from the performance will support the renovation of the dilapidating former residence of the noble Csáky family. Starts: Oct 31, 19:00; 20:00; manor house in Veľký Biel. Admission: €5. More info: www.citylife.sk, www.facebook.com/KastielVelkyBiel.      

Bratislava

BALLET/CHARITY: Umenie pre život / Art for Life – The tradition of this charity event collecting money for the National Oncology Institute continues, this time with a ballet gala evening, featuring Silvia Azzoni, first soloist of the Hamburg Ballet; Remi Wortmeyer, first soloist of the Dutch National Ballet; Ana Tsygankova and Jozef Varga first soloists of the Dutch National Ballet; Jolanda Correa a Joel Carreno, first soloist of Den Norske Opera & Ballet; Maria Kochetkova, first soloist of the American Ballet Theatre; Kristina Kretova and Artem Ovcharenko, first soloist of the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow; and soloists of the Slovak national Theatre (SND) ballet section. Musical adaptation: Alexander Anissimov; Conductor: Alexander Anissimov; Director of ballet: Vasiliy Medvedev; Host: Robert Roth. Starts: Nov 1, 19:00; new SND building, Pribinova 17. Admission: €45-€70. Tel: 02/2049-4290; www.snd.sk (tickets www.navstevnik.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

LIVE MUSIC: Krissy Matthews Band, the young British blues-rocker, will play with his band in a unique environment, the Museum of Trade, within the Rock in the Museum cycle. Starts: Nov 2, 19:30; Museum of Trade, Linzbothova 16. Tel: 02/4524-3167; www.rockvmuzeu.sk

Bratislava

LIVE MUSIC: Sascha Ring, aka Apparat, is a young Berlin-based DJ, producer and composer of music, mostly for film and theatre, will present his new programme called Apparat Soundtracks Live. Starts: Nov 3, 20:00; Majestic Music Club, Karpatská 2. Admission: €30 (€40 VIP). More info: www.majestic.sk.  

Bratislava

DANCE FESTIVAL: Nu Dance Fest – In five days, the festival of Slovak dance, choreographers and dancers, living at home or abroad, offers ten events (dance pieces, text theatre, sound art-like performances, discussions, workshops and a party), plus the Nu Video Dance competition, this year meant for filmmakers from the Visegrad Four countries (Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia). Starts: Nov 4-8; three venues. More info: www.nudancefest.sk/about-nudancefest.

Bratislava

FOLKLORE: Horehronie Voices – Horehronie Voices, or Horehronské hlasy, is a big folklore orchestra conducted by Ján Berky-Mrenica Junior, son of a famous late bandmaster, combining several ensembles and choirs from the Upper Hron region in performing folk music. Starts: Nov 4, 20:00; INCHEBA – Expo Arena, Viedenská cesta. Admission: €15-€49. More info: www.predpredaj.sk; www.citylife.sk.      

Bratislava

LIVE MUSIC: Šansón v príbehoch / Songs in Stories – This edition of the series focusing on songsters and songstresses will bring gipsy jazz and Django Reinhardt, as well as Edith Piaf, Zaz and Czech and Slovak musicians, as sung by Jana Gavačová and her band (Ľuboš Brtáň – guitar, Martin Kapusník– double bass). Starts: Nov 5, 20:30, Film Cafe, Vyoská 27.  Admission: €5 (free for students of music). More info: 0915 252 310; rezervacie@filmhotel.sk.

Bratislava

JAZZ: Jazz for Sale – Three jazz evenings in the City Theatre bring jazz to this venue, starting on November 6 with Czech Pavel Jakub Ryba Band; Polish Leszek Mozdzer; and Criss Cross Europe (musicians from 7 countries - Denmark, Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Luxembourg, Austria and Slovakia). Starts: Nov 6, 19:00; DPOH City Theatre of P.O. Hviezdoslav, Laurinská 19. Admission: €15 (balcony)-€20, €39 for all three concerts. Tel: 02/5910-3107; www.mestskedivadlo.sk; www.citylife.sk.

Bratislava

OPERA: The Makropulos Case, an opera by Czech composer Leoš Janáček inspired by his compatriot Karel Čapek ad his dark historical myth, will premiere in the Slovak National Theatre, as directed by famed German Peter Konwitschny and conducted by Ondrej Olos, with Linda Ballová as soloist. Starts: Nov 6, 19:00; historical building of the SND; Hviezdoslavovo Square 1. Admission: €6-€25. Tel: 02/2049-4290 or www.snd.sk.  

Bratislava

LIVE MUSIC: Devakant – The famous composer, singer and Indian flute player whose music is thought to have healing and meditative effects, will visit Bratislava to offer a concert and a workshop. Starts: Nov 6, 19:30 – concert, Nov 7 workshop; Gaštanová 19. Admission: €14-€18 (concert), €40 workshop. More info: www.devakant.sk

Bratislava

CLASSICAL MUSIC FESTIVAL: Melos-Étos - The festival of classical modern music brings to Bratislava a total of 11 concerts of the crème de la crème of Slovak and world compositions in this genre. Already the opening concert offers a taste of what is to be expected: the Electronic Joystick Orchestra, and Serge de Laubier bring to the Main Square music, interactive VJing in the Old Town-hall and a performance, called Bratislava 360. Until November 13, concerts of various ensembles and soloists will take place around Bratislava. Starts: Nov-7 (19:00; Main Square)-13; various venues. Admission: various. More detailed information can be found at www.hc.sk/melos-etos.   

Bratislava

TRAVEL FESTIVAL: Cestou necestou – The travel festival brings, in its 2015 Bratislava edition (before moving to other sites around Slovakia) films, discussions, presentations about Mongolia, Iceland, Cuba, northern Iraq, Oman, New Zealand, India, western China, Argentina, Georgia, Norway, Nepal, Seychelles and Maldives, as well as a presentation about South Africa, Namibia, dance performance of the Indonesian Embassy and a concert of Martin Geišberg. Starts: Nov 6-8, Cultus Ružinov House of Culture, Ružinovská 28.  More info: www.cestounecestou.sk.

Bratislava

CLASSICAL MUSIC: Early Music 15 – The cycle of early music with an intro explaining the context and a glass of wine during the break, this time revolving around the leitmotif of Venice and performed by Musica Aeterna led by Peter Zajíček (Vivaldi, A. Caldara, A. Lotti, Alessandro Severo, T. Albinioni). Starts: Nov 8, 18:00. Pálffy Palace, Zámocká 47. Admission: €5-€7 (one hour before the concert). More info: www.musicaaeterna.sk, www.citylife.sk.  

Bratislava

EXHIBITION: Ľuboslav Paľo – Zvieratká a iné príšery / Animals and Other Monsters – The exhibition of Slovak artist presents, within the Biennale of Illustrations Bratislava, his illustrations for children. Open: Tue-Sun 14:0-18:00 until Nov 22; TYPO&ARS Gallery, Roľnícka 349, Bratislava-Vajnory. Admission: free. Tel: 0903/477074; cepec@typoars.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

ETHNO/WORLD MUSIC: Pressburger Klezmer Band – North! – The famous Slovak band playing the traditional music of central-European Jews plays a loose follow-up to its previous projects East and South! , this time focusing on the Jewish music of Poland, Belarus, Russia and Baltic countries, with dance performances by Filip Takáč and Linda Luptáková. Starts: Oct 30, 19:00, New Synagogue, J. M. Hurbana 220/11. Admission: €3-€5 (in advance); €5-€7 (at the site). Tel: 0948/344606; www.klezmer.sk (bookings at rezervacia@stanica.sk).        

Žilina

CLASSICAL MUSIC: Confrontation of Music of two Centuries – Slovak Sinfonietta conducted by Oliver Dohnányi with Spanish pianist Judith Jauregui will play works of Béla Bartók, Beethoven and Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy.

Starts: Nov 5, 19:00; ŠKO Zilina, Dolný val 47. Admission: €6-€10. More info: www.skozilina.sk.    

 

Eastern SLOVAKIA

 

Košice

CLASSICAL MUSIC FESTIVAL: Ars Nova - The festival of classical music “offers the taste of new, modern art, especially classical music”. After July, the autumn part follows in November, offering a host of concerts, presenting works by Slovak and foreign composers – the exhibition Velvet Dunkelheit documentary movies about composers, and a concert of conservatory students. Starts: Nov 5-15, various venues in Košice. More info: www.hudbanovejchuti.sk; Facebook. 

Košice

LIVE MUSIC: José González – Swedish musician presents his latest album Vestiges & Claws, acoustic version of pop/rock with intimate atmosphere and emotional guitar. Starts: Nov 7, 320:00; Tabačka Tabačka KulturFabrik, Gorkého 2. Admission: €20-€25. More info: www.tabacka.sk.  

Košice

FOLKLORE: Košice Folklore Days – The 20th year of this festival includes all folklore ensembles in the city, children as well as adults, engaging in sports and competitions together, including the Štefan Mráz Award, while offering also a children’s programme at 14:00 for the public and a gala evening for adults at 17:00. Starts: Nov 14-22, for the public Nov 22 (14:00, 17:00), State Theatre Košice, (SDKE), Hlavná 58. More info: www.sdke.sk, www.kamdomesta.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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