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Foreigners: Events around Slovakia

Tips for performances and other events in the Slovak regions between November 4 and November 13, including classical music and jazz, modern dance, a film festival, exhibitions, and more.

Slovak Sinfonietta, Sendreiovci and Čechenora(Source: Courtesy of ACEC - Assoiaiton for Culture, Education and Cooperation)

Western Slovakia


EXHIBITION: Konjunkcie / Conjuntions – This exhibition follows the collaboration of glass artist Palo Macho with several generations of Slovak visual artists: Ivan Csudai, Rudolf Fila, Ľudovít Fulla, Jana Hojstričová, Jozef Jankovič, Svätopluk Mikyta, and Laco Teren, curated by Peter Michalovič. Macho is the only Slovak artist who paints on glass, or rather paints into glass. His art is mostly about painting. Open: Tue-Wed-Fri 9:00 - 17.00, Thur 10:00 – 18:00, weekends 13:00 – 18:00 until Nov 27; Ján Koniarek Gallery, Kopplova vila, Zelený kríček 3. Admission: €0.60-€1.30. Tel: 033/5511-659; www.gjk.sk.


MUSEUM/EXHIBITION: Pipe smoking and the World – This travelling exhibition presents the culture of pipes including the smoking niche of Sherlock Holmes, various tools and an original collection of pipes made of different materials, among other things. Open: Mon 9:00-15:00, Tue-Fri 9:00-17:00, weekends 10:00-17:00 until December 31, Ponitrianske Museum, Štefánikova Trieda 1; Admission: €0.5-€1. More info: www.muzeumnitra.sk.

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Central Slovakia


CLASSICAL MUSIC: Beethoven with Star Interpretation – The Slovak Sinfonietta (ŠKO) conducted by Oliver Dohnányi, with star Czech violinist Pavel Šporcl, perform Beethoven’s Concert in D Major, op. 61 for Violin and Orchestra, and Symphony No 5 in C Minor, Op. 67 (The Fatal – Schicksalssinfonie). Starts: Nov 3-4 (season tickets are valid only on Nov 3), 19:00; Fatra House of Arts, Dolný Val 47. Admission: 10-€14. More info: www.skozilina.sk.


DANCE THEATRE: Untied Tales (The Vanished Power of the Usual Reign) – Clara Furey, Peter Jaško (Canada, Slovakia) – The gentle, dreamy, but also energetic and thrilling dance performance about home, walls, their tearing down and co-existence is the work of Canadian musician, actress, performer, stage designer and – last but not least – dancer Clara Fuery, and the Slovak dancer who studied and works abroad, Peter Jaško, who is also part of the dance troupe Les SlovaKs Dance Collective. Music design Tomas Furey, lights Alexandre Pilon-Guay. Starts: Nov 4-5, 19:00; Stanica Žilina-Záriečie, Závodská cesta 3. Admission: €3-€5 (advance sale www.predpredaj.sk). More info: www.stanica.sk.

Banská Bystrica

MUTLI-GENRE ART FESTIVAL: The annual festival Barbakan offers this year, among other events, the Slovak rock legend, Para band who have set out on a national tour called Žiadne Slová, Iba Činy Tour 2016, and the Roma band Sendreiovci is their support band in Banská Bystrica. Starts: Nov 4, 20:00; Urban Spot, Skuteckého 3. Admission: €10 (tickets www.eventim.sk). More info: www.kamdomesta.sk.


CONCERT: The Fragile Queen Tour – The Viva Musica! Festival brings the cappella group, Fragile, singing the hits of Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody, The Show Must Go On, We Will Rock You, Bicycle Race and many more, within the “Fragile Queen” that also involves a rock band (Martin Valihora, Juraj Griglák, Juraj Zaujec, Michal Bugala, Eugen Vizvári, Tomáš Gajlík) Starts: Nov 6,19:00; Strojár cinema, S.H. Vaajanského 2. Admission: €20. More info: www.ticketportal.sk.


FILM FESTIVAL: The best of the oldest festival of environmental movies, the international Ekotopfilm – Envirofilm (since 1974) will be screened in the Žilina-based cinema complex. Starts: Nov 10-11; Ster Century Cinemas, OC Mirage shopping mall. Admission: free. More info: www.ekotopfilm.sk.


CLASSICAL MUSIC/CONCERT: Le Orchestroha – Hudba je len jedna / There Is Just One Music – Roma songs, the soundtrack to the Sherlock Holmes movie (authored by Sendreiovci) and more music arranged by Slavo Solovic for orchestra, and performed by the Slovak Sinfonietta conducted by Slavo Solovic, Sendreiovci, the Čercheňora Roma girls’ choir. Starts: Nov 11, 19:00; Fatra House of Arts, Dolný Val 47. Admission: 12. More info: www.skozilina.sk.


MODERN DANCE: Gyula Cserepes: Selfy – The project Selfy of Serbian/Hungarian dancer Gyula Cserepes is an attempt at self-reflection, aimed also at the audience. The performer dances on the thin line between trance and conscious presentation, between the inner and the outer world and reality. Light design: Ints Plavnieks, music: László Mádi. Starts: Nov 11, 19:00; Stanica Žilina-Záriečie, Závodská cesta 3. Admission: €3-€4. More info: www.stanica.sk.


JAZZ: Jakob Bro Trio (with Joey Baron and Thomas Morgan – The Jakob Bro Trio (Danish guitarist Jakob Bro, with JoeyBaron, US – drums; Thomas Morgan, US – double bass) will play in Lučenec with a single concert in Slovakia and the Czech Republic. Starts: Nov 12, 20:00; dance hall and brewery Franz, M. Rázusa 11. Admission: €20. More info: www.ticketportal.sk.

Eastern Slovakia


JAZZ: Jazz FOR Sale – Three concerts will take place in Košice as part of the Jazz FOR Sale series: On November 5, Tutu Borisa Urbánka (CZ) will play with Mike Gotthards Elektric Shock (HU); a week later, Lukáš Martínek & Private Earthquake (CZ) and Bartozzi Quartet (PL) will perform. The last gig will be on November 19 with the Fusio Group (HU) and Krzystof Kobylinski & KK Pearls (PL). Starts: Nov 5, 12, 19, 19:00; the historical Town-hall, Hlavná 59. Admission: €12. More info: www.ticketportal.sk


CLASSICAL MUSIC: Prešov Musical Autumn / Prešovská hudobná jeseň 2016 – This concert is part of the annual music festival and brings an evening of Antonín Dvořák called Hudba života / Music of Life with the intro by Peter Cibula, singing by Martin Lukáč and piano by Júlia Grejtáková. Starts: Nov 9,19:00; PKO Čierny orol, Hlavná 50. Admission: €4-€8. Tickets: 051/7723-7412, pkovstupenkypo@gmail.com.


CLASSICAL MUSIC/CONCERT: Solo for Saxophone / Sólo pre saxofón – This concert given by the Slovak State Philharmonics, Košice is conducted by Arthur Arnold (ND) with Alžbeta Klasová on saxophone solo. The pieces played include works by A. Marcello, L. Actor and two by P.I. Tchaikovsky (one arranged by V. Trojan). Starts: Nov 10, 19:00; House of Arts, Moyzesova 66. Admission: €3-€8. Tel: 055/2453-123; vstupenky@sfk.sk. www.sfk.sk.


CONCERT: Asian Dub Foundation – The London-based band merging hip hop with drum’n’bass, dub and punk, enriched in traditional Asian melodies returns to Slovakia, to play a medley of its greatest hits from all its albums. After-party: Drumophone Crew – Bendhy, Kelso and reggae master, Prograss. Starts: Nov 11, 20:00, Tabačka KulturFabrik, Gorkého 2. Admission: €20 (in advance)-€25 (after-party €3-€4); tickets: Ticket-art.sk, http://goo.gl/zPj7L7. More info: www.tabacka.sk.


SPIRITUAL CHOIR MUSIC: The 25th year of the International Festival of Spiritual Songs of the Byzantine Rite, as organised by the Greek-Catholic Church and Sakrálne spevy association, presents choirs from Prešov, Bratislava, Košice, the Ukrainian-minority choir from Prešov, as well as others from Poland and the Czech Republic. Starts: Nov 11-13, (16:30 on Friday); Cathedral Church of John the Baptist, Prešov. Admission: free. More info: www.kamdomesta.sk.

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