Červený Kameň Castle
RE-ENACTMENTS/SCENIC SHOWS: Salt over Gold – The fairy-tale Slovak version of the “King Lear” story will be re-enacted on Easter in one of the oldest mediaeval castles in Slovakia. Starts: March 25-28; 10:00 and every hour until 17:00; Red Stone/Červený Kameň Castle, Modra-Častá. Admission: €4-€8. More info: www.snm.sk.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Nitrianska hudobná jar 2016/ Nitra Musical Spring 2016 – The opening concert performed by Slovak Chamber Orchestra Bohdan Warchal led by Ewald Danel (violin). The programme consist of the works by W.A. Mozart – A Little Night Music, Antonio Vivaldi – La Primavera, J.S. Bach/Charles Gounod – Meditation, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy – Spring Song, Edvard Hagerup Grieg – Two Elegiac Melodies, The last spring, Antonín Dvořák – Serenade for String Orchestra. Starts: Mar 31, 18:00; Nitra Synagogue. Admission: €3. Tel: 02/2047-5233; www.filharmonia.sk.
WINE/GASTRONOMY: Vitis Aurea Modra 2016 – The 16th year of international exhibition and wine tasting has international participation. Starts: Apr1-2, 14:00-21:00; Elesko Wine Park, Partizánska 2275. More info: www.elesko.sk.
EXHIBITION: Tets Ohnari Reflexia / Reflection – The re-opened synagogue in Trnava hosts the exhibition of Japanese visual artist Tets Ohnari conceived as site-specific installation reacting sensitively to local stimuli and inspirations, as curated by Peter Megyeši. Open: Tue-Fri 10:00-18:00, Sat-Sun 13:00-18:00 until May 15; Synagogue - Ján Koniarek Gallery, Halenárska 2. Admission: €2. Tel: 033/5514-657; www.gjk.sk.
EXHIBITION: Do You Know Music Tools? – The Western Slovakian Museum / Západoslovenské múzeum brings an educational exhibition, striving to present different kinds of musical tools: string, brass instruments, drums and key instruments. The string instruments are represented by violin, viola and cello. These instruments were popular in the first decades of the 20th century. Zither was popular in the southern part of the Hungarian Empire among Slovaks in the 17th century. Open: Tue-Fri 8:30–12:30 (bookings are necessary, 033/5512913), 13:00-14:30; weekends 11:00 – 17:00 (booked group visits) until December 31, The House of Music of M. Schneider Trnavský, Múzejné Square 3; Admission: €1.5-€3. Tel: 033/5512913; www.zsmuzeum.sk.
PARTY: Easter Party – Visitors can dance also on Sunday with DJ Dave, DJ eMTy, DJ Izzy, DJ Mustee. Starts: Mar 27, 21:00; Ministry of Fun, Štúrova 3. Admission: €4. More info: www.ministryoffun.sk.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Easter Concerts – Two identical concerts of Slovak Sinfonietta (ŠKO Žilina) hail the Easter holiday, conducted by Slovak/US Martin Majkut, with Ivan Gajan on piano, Dalibor Karvay on violin, Jozef Podhoranský on cello, Dominika Výberová-soprano, Judita Andelová-mezzo-soprano, Cantica Collegium Musicum Martin – female choir, Girls’ Choir of Žilina Conservatory, with choir-master Štefan Sedlický performing Ladislav Kupkovič’s Variation on the Theme of W.A. Gluck, Beethoven’s Triple Concerto for Violin, Cello, and Piano in C major, Op. 56; and Giovanni Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater for Solos, Female Choir and Orchestra. Starts: March 31-April 1, 19:00 (seasonal tickets valid for the first); Fatra House of Arts, Dolný Val 42. Admission: €10-€14. More info: www.skozilina.sk.
FOLKLORE/ETHNO/WORLD MUSIC: Kandráčovci – The band Kandráčovci has four members – singers and musicians from eastern Slovakia. Their repertoire comes from folk music, with elements of ethno and world music. Their own works and musical perceptions target young people and have potential to appeal to older audiences as well. They are defined by eastern-Slovak folklore, temperament and three platinum records. Starts: Apr 1, 18:00; Moskva cinema, Moskovská 1. Admission: €12. More info: www.kandracovci.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: Close Harmony Friends - The concert of legendary and historically the first Slovak a cappella formation Close Harmony Friends, who are travelling around Europe, the coasts of Australia, South and North America and Japan for already more than 25 years, are this time touring around Slovakia. Starts: Apr 2, 19:00; Hall of Slovak Medical University, Bernolákova Street next to Novamed. Admission: €14. More info: www.kamdomesta.sk.
EXHIBITION: Andrej Rudavský: Subconscious Forms – The vast presentation of works of crucial representative of modern Slovak art, Andrej Rudavský (1933) is a concept following not only his sculptures, so typical for his creation, but mostly his paintings. Curated by Miroslav Haľák. Open: Tue, Wed, Fri, Sun 10:00-17:00, Thurs 10:00-19:00; Sat 12:00-19:00, until May 1; Turčianska galéria (Turiec Gallery), Daxnerova 2. Admission: €1-€2. More info: www.turiecgallery.sk.
EASTER MARKET: Easter Market in Tabačka – The special Easter edition of markets which focus on this traditional holiday brings a festive atmosphere, works of local craftsmen and salesmen who use natural materials, local resources and traditional processes. Starts: March 26, 11:00; Tabačka KulturFabrik, Gorkého 2. Bookings for sellers: firstname.lastname@example.org; more info: www.tabacka.sk.
DANCE: Jánošík - the famous Slovak bandit-turned-hero, has been the popular subject of many works of art. This time, choreographer/director Ondrej Šoth used the dance – modern, but folklore inspired – as a means to express this traditional national story. Starts: Mar 30,19:00; Košice State Theatre (SDKE), Hlavná 58. Admission: €4-€10. Tel: 055/2452-269 (daytime), 055/2452-260 (evenings);www.sdke.sk.
OPERA: Rigoletto - Opera in three acts in the Italian language by Giuseppe Verdi. Victor Hugo’s drama Le Roi s’Amuse was an ideal story for Verdi, full of great passions, critical view on the society and touching personal line. The opera is conducted by Peter Valentovič, Igor Dohovič and Maroš Potokár, directed by Peter Gábor, choreographed by Ondrej Šoth, music rehearsed by Peter Valentovič, and choirmaster is Lukáš Kozubík. Performers are Peter Berger, Vincent Schirmacher, Martin Bárta, Ludovík Kendi, Marianna Hochelová and others. Starts: Mar 31,19:00; Košice State Theatre (SDKE), Hlavná 58. Admission: €4-€12. Tel: 055/2452-269 (daytime), 055/2452-260 (evenings);www.sdke.sk.
ETHNO-JAZZ CONCERT: Duo Deši – The musical ensemble presents their unconventional instrumental performance. The special flair is rooted in linking of the baritone saxophone and Australian didgeridoo which is a dialogue of the wood, metal, time, and low frequencies. The work of Lukáš Pilnaj and Eva Žižkovská is alive and authentically underlined by respiratory rhythm. Starts: Mar 31, 19:00; HelmiCaffe, Hlavná 21. Admission: €3. More info: www.kamdomesta.sk.
DANCE: Princezná z jazera / Princess from the Lake – This dance performance is the connection of two different cultures, eastern and western, Oriental dance and break-dance. The story inspired by the most famous ballet Swan Lake is presented by 70 domestic and foreign dancers. Performers are the dance group Fatima from Prešov, ZUŠ Jána Pöschla / Art school of Ján Pöschl from Prešov and dance group Bunch of Fools, also from Prešov. Guests are Eglal & Oriana (CZ), Soraya (Košice) and others. Starts: Apr 2, 18:30; Jonáš Záborský theatre, Námestie legionárov 6. Admission: €7. More info: www.djz.sk.
EXHIBITION: Klobúk dole, pán Brunovský / Hats Off, Mr Brunovský – Interactive exhibition for young visitors brings the life and work of one of the most significant Slovak graphic artists and painters in a playful form. The exhibition is completed by original graphic artworks by Albín Brunovský. Open: Mon-Fri 09:00-17:00, Sun 13:00-17:00 until Jun 19; Tatra Gallery, Hviezdoslavova 341/12. Admission: €3. More info: www.tatragaleria.sk.
EXBIHITION: Sochárky/ Sculptors - Eastern gallery in cooperation with the Slovak National Gallery in Bratislava presents a selection of works of Czech and Slovak sculptor characters made by female authors. The exposition of works from the 20th century is focused on the sculptors, who attended classical sculptural studies at universities in Bratislava and Prague. Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-18:00 until May 21; Eastern-Slovak Museum Košice, Hlavná 27. Admission: €. More info: www.vsg.sk.
by Adriána Peťková