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Tips for events in Slovakia between December 18 and 27, including numerous Christmas concerts, a Christmas market, a lot of live (rock, jazz, ethno) music, gospels, a winter run and a mountain hike, a special ballet, modern dance, exhibitions and more.

Musica Aeterna (playing eraly music) will give a Christmas concert(Source: Courtesy of Musica Aeterna)

Western SLOVAKIA

 

Bratislava

FIGURE SKATING: Bratislava Grand Prix – The International Figure-skating Competition – The second edition of this competition intended for all figure-skating children aged 6-19 is part of the official calendar of sporting events. In total 200 young athletes from many countries will compete in 14 categories. Starts: Dec 18-20, Ondrej Nepela Ice Stadium, (Slovnaft Arena), Odbojárov 9. More info: www.kraso.sk.    

Bratislava

CLASSICAL MUSIC: Christmas Concert – The third concert of the 2015/2016 season celebrates the holiday period, presenting the works of Slovak composers Ľuboš Bernáth, Mikuláš Schneider-Trnavský and Adrián Harvan as played and sung by the Symphonic Orchestra of the Slovak radio (SOSR), Children’s Choir of the Slovak Radio ( DDSZ SRo), church choir Ad Una Corda, the Apollo choir, with soloists Miriam Garajová and Radoslava Mičová, as conducted by Adrian Kokoš. Starts: Dec 18, 19:00; concert studio of the Slovak Radio, Mýtna 1. More info: www.citylife.sk.

Bratislava

CLASSICAL MUSIC: Festival Orchestra Bratislava (FOR Bratislava) has organised a profile concert launching its first album into life while offering a varied repertoire, with Sima Martausová as a guest. Starts: Dec 18, 19:00; studio of the Slovak Radio, Mýtna 1. Admission: voluntary. More info: www.citylife.sk.

Bratislava

CLASSICAL MUSIC: Christmas Concert of the Bratislava City Choir / Vianočný koncert Speváckeho zboru mesta Bratislavy – This event brings the festive works zaznejú of Slovak (and one Czech) composers Mikuláš Schneider – Trnavský, Antonín Dvořák, Alexander Moyzes, Vladimír Godár and Ján Cikker. The choir is conducted by Ladislav Holásek, with – Peter Mikula on organ. Starts: Dec 18, 19:00; DPOH City Theatre of P.O. Hviezdoslav, Laurinská 19. Admission: €7. Tel: 02/5910-3107; www.mestskedivadlo.sk.  

Bratislava

MODERN DANCE: Evening of Modern Dance – The Bralen dance theatre which has at one time or another included a total of 1,700 dancers in 60 choreographies from 22 choreographers from seven countries (including the UK, USA, France, and Brazil) offers its Christmas programme. Starts: Dec 19, 19:00; Zrkadlový Háj House of Culture, Rovniankova 3. Admission: €7. Tel: 02/6381-1328 or www.kzp.sk.

Bratislava

FOLKLORE/CHRISTMAS: SĽUK – Slovak Christmas – In a playful, comical way, this theatre/dance project tries to outline how this world has been made, as inspired by Slovak folk theatre and old traditions. Starts: Dec 19, 19:00; DPOH City Theatre of P.O. Hviezdoslav, Laurinská 19. Admission: €12-€15. Tel: 02/5910-3107; www.mestskedivadlo.sk.  

Bratislava

LIVE MUSIC: Christmas Singing “For Life” with the Great Don Cossack Choir – The seventh edition of this charity collects money for the Cancer Research Foundation, while also staging impressive music of traditional Ukrainian and Russian songs, Orthodox Christian songs and Christmas classics as sung by the Great Don Cossack Choir. Starts: Dec 19, 1600; Big Evangelical Church, Panenská Street. Admission: €€11-€15 (in advance)-€13-€17 (on site). Tel: 02/5293-3321; www.ticketportal.sk,

Bratislava

LIVE MUSIC: R2 Brothers & Čarovné ostrohy – The R2 Brothers band which innovatively plays the world’s greatest hits (e.g. by Queen or Michael Jackson) on cimbalom and violins, joins forces with the dance troupe Čarovné ostrohy. Starts: Dec 19, 19:00; Ateliér Babylon, Atelier Babylon, SNP Square 14 (Kolárska 3). Admission: €12-€22. Tel: 02/2090-1900; www.atelierbabylon.sk.

Bratislava

LIVE MUSIC: Suzi Quatro – The rock diva is on a tour she claims is her last after 51 years in showbiz, making a stop also in the Slovak capital, with a two-hour show. Starts: Dec 19, 19:00 (entrances open at 18:00); AEGON Arena, Príkopova 6. Admission: €29-€45. Tel: 02/5293-3321; www.ticketportal.sk.

Bratislava

CHRISTMAS MARKET: Vianočný Dobrý trh / Good Market Christmas Edition – The Christmas edition of this popular event offers gifts as well as books, design, meals, foodstuffs, and more, including musicians, dancers and a theatre programme. Starts: Dec 19, 10:00; Old Market Hall, SNP Square 25. More info:http://dobrytrh.sk/stara-trznica.

Bratislava

CLASSICAL MUSIC: Christmas Concert Early Music – The leitmotif of this edition of the Early Music cycle in Music in Rome, offering the works of G. Bononcini, F. Gasparini, A. Corelli, and A. Caldara as performed by Musica Aeterna (Peter Zajíček, Gabriel Szathmáry, Ján Gréner, Michaela Čibova, Ján Prievozník, Jana Zelenková and Igor Herzog). Starts: Dec 20, 18:00; Pálffy Palace, Zámocká 4. Admission: €5-€7. More info: www.citylife.sk.

Bratislava

CLASSICAL MUSIC: Il Cuore Barocco – Christmas Concert – The “young ensemble of early music”, Cuore Barocco (Tomáš Kardoš,Tereza Maličkayová, Jarmila Balážová, Matúš Šimko, Tomáš Šelc) will play and sing the music of composers  Joseph Umstatt, and P. Petrus Peťko. Starts: Dec 22, 17:00; Reduta building of the Slovak Philharmonics, E. Suchoňa Square 1. Admission: €8. Tel: 02/2047-5233; www.filharmonia.sk.  

Bratislava

CHRISTMAS/FOLKLORE: Vianočný koncert SĽUK-u / Christmas Concert of SĽUK, female ensemble Trio z Chotára and Ťažká muziky (o.e. Heavy Music) z Terchovej. The folk troupe of the SĽUK ensemble focuses on Slovak traditional music and dances; this time, it has joined forces with two other ensembles to give an idea of the music from Terchová and wider northern Slovakia around the festive season. Starts: Dec 20, 20:00; St Martin’s Cathedral. Admission: €1-€7. More info:www.citylife.sk.

Bratislava

CHRISTMAS CONCERT: Vianočný koncert / Christmas Concert – The festive concerts are performed by Slovak Philharmonics conducted by Rastislav Štúr and Boys’ Choir led by Magdaléna Rovňáková with soprano Katarína Juhásová Štúrová, offering works of Leroy Anderson, Tchaikovsky, Franz Schubert, Gabriel Fauré, Alexander Glazunov, William Gomez, Léo Delibes, Giulio Caccini, and PerErik Moraeus. Starts: Dec 20-21, 19:00; Reduta building of SF, E. Suchoňa Square 1. Admission: €16-€20. Tel: 02/2047-5233; or www.filharmonia.sk(www.ticketportal.sk).

Bratislava

LIVE MUSIC: Christmas Gala – The festive gala-concert of the renowned pop-opera trio La Gioia (Matej Vaník, Peter Ševčík a Peter Ďurovec) combines the popular Slovak and Czech hits with classical Italian bel canto in a unique style. Starts: Dec 22, 19:00; Zrkadlový Háj House of Culture, Rovniankova 3. Admission: €17 (in advance)-€19. Tel: 02/6381-1328 or www.kzp.sk.

Bratislava

LIVE MUSIC: Musica Medica – The music of two musicians, Boris Čellár and Rami Shaafi, goes back to the very roots of musical production, to its meditative and even healing effects. Starts:  Dec 22, 17:00; Bratislava Yoga House, Panenská 33 (Goethe Institute, 2nd floor). Admission: €10. Tel: 0905/604-753; info@ yogahouse.sk.  

Bratislava

CLASSICAL MUSIC:  Christmas concert – The Slovak Chamber Orchestra (SKO) Bohdan Warchal, led by Ewald Danel, and the Adoremus choir give a concert in one of the dominants of the Slovak capital, the St Martin Cathedral, with the Christmas-themed works of Jozef Halmo, A. Corelli and F. Gruber. Starts: Dec 26, 15:00; St Martin Cathedral. Admission: €5 (in advance). More info: www.citylife.sk.

Bratislava

THEATRE/BALLET: Carmen à la Gypsy Devils –The famous work by George Bizet, Carmen, has got a new form thanks to the adaptation by Ernest Šarközy and the performance by the Gypsy Devils band, the ballet of the Slovak National Theatre (SND) and CreDance group. The famous tunes by G. Bizet will all be sung in the Roma language. Starts: Dec 26, 19:00, Dec 30, 17:00; historical building of the SND, Hviezdoslavovo Square 1. Admission: €14-€39. Tel: 02/2049-4290 or www.snd.sk.

Bratislava

EXHIBITION: Ondřej Michálek Cesta z bodu A do bodu A / The Way from A Point to A Point – The exhibition of Czech artists curated by Jana Šindelová shows the ways and labyrinths of modern-era humans. Open: Tue-Sun 14:00-19:00 until January 17; Gallery 19, Lazaretská 19. Admission: free. Tel: 02/5292-6651; www.galeria19.sk.

Bratislava

GRAPHIC ART EXHIBITION: Jozef Dóka Jr – Lautrec from Trnava – The exhibition of posters by Jozef Dóka Junior is the last accompanying event of this year’s Trnava Poster Triennial, organised by the Slovak Design centre and curated by Ľubomír Longauer as selection of classical-size posters and big-size digital prints. Open: Tue-Sun 13:00-18:00 until February 7, 2016; Satelit, Hurbanove kasárne (Hurban’s Barracks), Kollárovo Square 10. Admission: free. Tel: 0918/110-247;www.sdc.sk.      

Bratislava

DESIGN EXHIBITION: XY – Pavol Capik / Martyn Žabka – The exhibition of two young Slovak designers presents their promising artworks which tell stories, point to some traditional crafts or experiment with materials in applied design. Open: Mon-Fri 12:00-18:00 until Jan 21, 2016; Dizajn štúdio ÚĽUV, Dobrovičova 13. Admission: free. Tel: 02/5273-1349; www.uluv.sk.

 

Central SLOVAKIA

 

Žilina

CHRISTMAS CONCERT: Christmas Concert – The special concert of the Žilina-based chamber orchestra, Slovak Sinfonietta, is repeated four times, bringing – in cooperation with – UK conductor Simon Chalk, Pavol Praženica on piano and Žilina Mixed Choir, Faculty Mixed Choir Omnia led by Štefan Sedlický, with soprano Michaela Jančaříková and Marta Gáborová on organ performing the works of Antonín Dvořák, Haydn, Tomasso Albinoni, Ola Gjeilo, Handel, Mozart and two X-mas songs by Peter Špilák (Joy to the World and Ding Dong). Starts: Dec 16-19, 19:00; House of Art Fatra, Dolný Val 4. Admission: €11-€15. More info:www.skozilina.sk.

Banská Bystrica

MODERN DANCE: Posed – The piece exploring the core of movement and dance is the work of Slovak/Spanish duo Olga Csobos and Peter Mika (CobosMika Company), performed by Denisa Benčaťová, Lucia Horváthová, Tibor Trulík, Lenka Rajchmanová, Petra Péterová, Tomáš Nepšinský as guest. Starts: Dec 18, 19:00;  Divadlo štúdio tanca, DŠT, Komenského 12 (Na Kačici). Admission: €3-€6. More info: www.studiotanca.sk.

Banská Bystrica

MODERN DANCE: Dance Company Artyci/Milan Kozánek: PURE – The premiere of a dance performance without a story focuses on physicality and its forcefulness, choreographed by Milan Kozánek, danced by Radoslav Piovarči and Petr Ochvat (CZ/AT) to music by Andrej Jurkovič. Starts: Dec 19, 19:00; Záhrada – Centrum nezávislej kultúry, SNP Square16 (Beniczkého pasáž). Admission: €3-€5. More info: www.kamdomesta.sk.

Banská Bystrica

FOLKLORE/CHRISTMAS: Shepherds’ Christmas – The folk rituals and habits during Christmas time that used to be observed in Slovakia will be introduced by central-Slovak folklore ensembles. Starts: Dec 27, 18:00; Church of Virgin Mary the Helper, Tatranská 38/A. More info: http://podujatiabb.sk/banskobystricke-vianoce-2015-radujme-sa-veselme-sa.

Žilina

EXHIBITION: Juraj Gábor Práve teraz / Just Now – The Plusmínusnula Gallery will become a”transit depository” of Gábor’s ideas and works connected with the Sight Pyramid monumental work to be installed in the landscape overseeing the village of Súľov. Open: Tue-Fri 15:00-18:00 until Jan 8, 2016; Plusmínus Gallery, galéria ± 0,0, Hurbanova 11. Admission: free. Tel: 0905/365-149; plusminusnula@gmail.com; www.pgu.sk.

 

Eastern SLOVAKIA

 

Košice

MULTI-MEDIA CONCERT: John Paul II – Commemorating the first Slavonic Pope, John Paul II, with a multi-media event combining music by Peter Himič, Jozef Leščinský, conducted by Igor Dohovič and directed by Ján Sabol (performed by members of the Opera of State Theatre Košice and children’s choir of Opera of State Theatre) with screenings and poetry reciting. Starts: Dec 18, 18:00; Steel Aréna, Nerudova 12. Admission: €15.75. More info: www.kamdomesta.sk.

Košice

CLASSICAL MUSIC: The 1st Christmas Concert of State Slovak Philharmonic Košice presents the Christmas editions of works by M. Castelnuovo-Tedesco and J. J. Ryba. The concert will be conducted by Zbyněk Müller, with soloists Miriam Rodriguez-Brüllová, Michaela Kušteková, Alena Kropáčková, Dušan Šimo, Marek Gurbaľ, and the Košice Choir of Teachers led by Maroš Potokár. Starts: Dec 20, 19:00; ŠfK Košice, House of Arts, Moyzesova 66. Admission: 8-€12. Tel: 055/6220-763; www.sfk.sk.  

Prešov

GOSPEL: Christmas concert of the G.O.D.’S gospel band brings Slovak and foreign songs. Starts: Dec 21, 18:00; Alexander Duchnovič theatre, Jarková 77. More info: www.kamdomesta.sk.

Košice

CLASSICAL MUSIC: 2nd Christmas concert – Christmas songs arranged by A. Harvan, J. G. Albrechtsberger, Mozart will be conducted by Zbyněk Müller and played and sung by Albert Hrubovčák, Michaela Kušteková, Alena Kropáčková, Dušan Šimo, Marek Gurbaľ, and Collegium Technicum led by Tatiana Švajková.  Starts: Dec 21, 19:00; State Slovak Philharmonic Košice (ŠfK); House of Arts, Moyzesova 66. Admission: €8- €12. Tel: 055/6220-763; www.sfk.sk.

Košice

LIVE MUSIC: St Stephen Bashavel – The festive edition of a Gipsy feast, bashavel – St Stephan’s Day is celebrated on December 26 – features the Roma band Sendreiovci (aka Kokavakere Lavutara), DJ Matthew (Balkan Beats / Gadjodelic-SK), and DJ Julah (Balkan Beats / Shalatribe-SK). Starts: Dec 26, 22:00; Timeout Lounge Bar, Timonova 4. More info. www.kamdomesta.sk.

 

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