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Convergences: Academy of Chamber Music
Chamber concerts
21. September 2017, 18:00
Convergences: Academy of Chamber Music

Convergences: Academy of Chamber Music

A concert featuring the best graduates’ ensembles of the Academy of Chamber Music, which was held in June at an assembly of the Slovak Youth Orchestra in Nitra. The event is being held in collaboration with the Music Centre. Admission is free.

Maurice Ravel: The Spanish hour
Opera
21. September 2017, 19:00
Maurice Ravel: The Spanish hour

Maurice Ravel: The Spanish hour

Maurice Ravel: The Spanish hour
  • 21. September 2017, 19:00

Musical comedy in one act performed in French The peculiar musical language of the Impressionists is no commonplace presence on operatic stage, as the operatic opus of the time contains only a handful of pieces. That also why the SND Opera and Ballet had decided to hold a joint opera and ballet night to present […]

Maurice Ravel, Reona Sato: Daphnis and Chloé
Ballet
21. September 2017, 19:00
Maurice Ravel, Reona Sato: Daphnis and Chloé

Maurice Ravel, Reona Sato: Daphnis and Chloé

Opera and ballet night The story of childhood, adolescence and love of Daphnis and Chloé, inspired by one of the prettiest preserved ancient myths is brought by the author to the present era. The characters are the children of our times with all its benefits, though strangers at the same time. We follow their common […]

Convergences: Beethoven, Bartók, Brahms – violin sonatas
Chamber concerts
21. September 2017, 19:30
Convergences: Beethoven, Bartók, Brahms – violin sonatas

Convergences: Beethoven, Bartók, Brahms – violin sonatas

A recital by the outstanding Slovak violinist Milan Paľa (recently conferred with the Radio_Head Award for his recording of concertos by Szymanowski and Berg) and the versatile pianist Ladislav Fančovič, offers ravishing works by Beethoven and Brahms (in recent years these artists recorded Brahms’s complete violin sonatas for Pavlík Records). The third “B” in the programme is […]

Convergences: BRATISLAVA CHAMBER MUSIC NIGHT
Chamber concerts
22. September 2017, 18:00
Convergences: BRATISLAVA CHAMBER MUSIC NIGHT

Convergences: BRATISLAVA CHAMBER MUSIC NIGHT

Famous and less well-known chamber works, performed by highly-reputed musicians from home and abroad during Bratislava’s Night of Chamber Music: that is one of the identifying marks of Convergences. This includes a special “birthday recital” in design factory, featuring two renowned Slovak artists who have been associated with Convergences from its inception, the pianist Nora Skuta […]

Giuseppe Verdi - Rigoletto
Opera
22. September 2017, 19:00
Giuseppe Verdi - Rigoletto

Giuseppe Verdi - Rigoletto

Opera in three acts in the Italian language There is no need to present one of the most famous works by the great Italian Master to an opera visitor. Victor Hugo’s drama Le roi s’amuse was an ideal story for Verdi, full of huge passions, critical view on the society and touching personal line. Rigoletto, […]

Convergences: Macrocosm, concert for kids
Chamber concerts
23. September 2017, 15:30
Convergences: Macrocosm, concert for kids

Convergences: Macrocosm, concert for kids

This time round, the traditional Convergences concert for children offers a selection from Bartók’s well-known piano cycle Microcosm. These compositions, designed for musicians both small and large, with their unusual rhythms and harmonies offer access to the fascinating universe of 20th century music. In our opinion, “micro” is too weak a word for this experience, so let […]

Convergences: Heitor Villa-Lobos, Ludwig van Beethoven, Claude Debussy, Johannes Brahms
Chamber concerts
23. September 2017, 19:00
Convergences: Heitor Villa-Lobos, Ludwig van Beethoven, Claude Debussy, Johannes Brahms

Convergences: Heitor Villa-Lobos, Ludwig van Beethoven, Claude Debussy, Johannes Brahms

A piano recital by a prominent Brazilian artist, who was the assistant and close collaborator of the legendary Maria João Pires. Besider her career as a piano teacher and a sought-after solo and chamber player, Sylvia Thereza is also active in educational projects in Brazil and Belgium, which have brought music to thousands of children from underprivileged […]

Maurice Ravel: The Spanish hour
Opera
23. September 2017, 19:00
Maurice Ravel: The Spanish hour

Maurice Ravel: The Spanish hour

Maurice Ravel: The Spanish hour
  • 23. September 2017, 19:00

Musical comedy in one act performed in French The peculiar musical language of the Impressionists is no commonplace presence on operatic stage, as the operatic opus of the time contains only a handful of pieces. That also why the SND Opera and Ballet had decided to hold a joint opera and ballet night to present […]

Maurice Ravel, Reona Sato: Daphnis and Chloé
Ballet
23. September 2017, 19:00
Maurice Ravel, Reona Sato: Daphnis and Chloé

Maurice Ravel, Reona Sato: Daphnis and Chloé

Opera and ballet night The story of childhood, adolescence and love of Daphnis and Chloé, inspired by one of the prettiest preserved ancient myths is brought by the author to the present era. The characters are the children of our times with all its benefits, though strangers at the same time. We follow their common […]

Convergences: Concert for Marián Varga
Chamber concerts
24. September 2017, 17:00
Convergences: Concert for Marián Varga

Convergences: Concert for Marián Varga

In music there’s no point in a pretence of immutable borders. That is true of the work of Marián Varga (1947 ‒ 2017) and also of Convergences, which he inspired. A chamber concert of classical works is homage to this conspicuous figure in Slovak art music. Marián SVETLÍK, Andrej BARAN – violin Martin RUMAN – viola […]

Convergences: Avi Avital
Chamber concerts
24. September 2017, 19:00
Convergences: Avi Avital

Convergences: Avi Avital

After an enthusiastic reception at his Slovak premiere in June, the phenomenal Israeli mandolinist Avi Avital returns once again in September, at Convergences. Following the jazz and worldwide music project Avital meets Avital, this time he exhibits his mastery in the classical repertoire. Accompanied by the festival orchestra Convergence Players, he will present works by […]

Convergences: On an Overgrown Path
Chamber concerts
25. September 2017, 19:00
Convergences: On an Overgrown Path

Convergences: On an Overgrown Path

Since its formation in 1957, Camerata Zürich has been one of the most important Swiss orchestral bodies in the fields of classical repertoire, contemporary music and various educational and innovative projects. The Camerata has been partnered in performance by world-renowned individuals and ensembles including Maurice Bourge, Ilya Gringolts, Kim Kashkashian, Tabea Zimmermann and The Hilliard […]

SERGEI POLUNIN „DANCER“
Ballet
26. September 2017, 19:00
SERGEI POLUNIN „DANCER“

SERGEI POLUNIN „DANCER“

Sergei Polunin is currently among the finest figures in the world´s ballet. The “James Dean of ballet”, as he is often referred to by critics, is also seen as “one of the most talented ballet dancers of the generation” often compared to Mikhail Baryshnikov. A native of Ukraine, Mr Polunin is the youngest soloist at […]

SERGEI POLUNIN „DANCER“
Ballet
27. September 2017, 19:00
SERGEI POLUNIN „DANCER“

SERGEI POLUNIN „DANCER“

Sergei Polunin is currently among the finest figures in the world´s ballet. The “James Dean of ballet”, as he is often referred to by critics, is also seen as “one of the most talented ballet dancers of the generation” often compared to Mikhail Baryshnikov. A native of Ukraine, Mr Polunin is the youngest soloist at […]

Slovak Philharmonic – 53rd Bratislava Music Festival Opening Concert
Philharmonic
28. September 2017, 19:00
Slovak Philharmonic – 53rd Bratislava Music Festival Opening Concert

Slovak Philharmonic – 53rd Bratislava Music Festival Opening Concert

Bratislava native Franz Schmidt wrote many significant symphonic works. However, it was his opera Notre Dame based on the famous novel by Victor Hugo that brought him the greatest popularity. Its Vienna premiere in 1914 secured international recognition for the composer. It is rarely staged nowadays, but three orchestral intermezzi have become a stable part of the repertory of […]

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Philharmonic
29. September 2017, 19:00
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Out of Brahms’ two symphonic overtures from 1880 the Tragic one represents a more personal expression than the occasional Academic one. In his Sinfonia concertante Haydn played with a unique quartet of solo instruments “opposing” the orchestra. Concerto for Orchestra belongs to the last works of Bartók’s creative period. He composed it in 1943 in American exile on the commission of Serge Koussevitzky, who premiered it one […]

Guarneri Trio Prague
Chamber concerts
30. September 2017, 16:00
Guarneri Trio Prague

Guarneri Trio Prague

Joseph Haydn composed his Trio in G major during one of his London visits. It is sometimes referred to as “Gypsy” due to its third movement (Rondo all’Ongarese), which uses some elements of Gypsy band music. Bedřich Smetana dedicated his famous tragic Trio in G minor to his daughter Bedřiška, who died when she was only four years old and her death […]

Bratislava Music Festival: Solamente naturali
Chamber concerts
30. September 2017, 18:00
Bratislava Music Festival: Solamente naturali

Bratislava Music Festival: Solamente naturali

Bratislava Music Festival: Solamente naturali
  • 30. September 2017, 18:00

The ensembles Solamente naturali and Vocale Ensemble SoLa will present church music of the two most important representatives of German liturgical music – Evangelical (Johann Sebastian Bach) and Catholic (Jan Dismas Zelenka).

Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev, Natália Horečná: Romeo and Juliet
Ballet
30. September 2017, 19:00
Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev, Natália Horečná: Romeo and Juliet

Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev, Natália Horečná: Romeo and Juliet

Two Verona young lovers are – thanks to William Shakespeare (1564 – 1616) – perhaps the most famous pair of lovers in the history of world theatre. Their story has undergone numerous theatre and film reworkings over the centuries. As a ballet it was made famous by Sergey Prokofiev as the composer of the timeless […]

Piano Recital – Andrew Brownell
Chamber concerts
1. October 2017, 16:00
Piano Recital – Andrew Brownell

Piano Recital – Andrew Brownell

The concert will be opened by music of the composers who almost belonged to one generation and were famous rivals during their lives, too. Beethoven’s Sonata quasi una fantasia No. 1, Op. 27 is a younger sibling of the famous Moonlight Sonata sharing the same opus number. It is in E flat major, similarly to Hummel’s Fantasie Op. 18, one of the […]

Slovak Chamber Orchestra
Chamber concerts
1. October 2017, 19:00
Slovak Chamber Orchestra

Slovak Chamber Orchestra

Compositions using the ballad form express the essence of Salva’s poetics distinctive by a tense expression. His musical language is based on a synthesis of Slovak folk song inspiration with techniques of the European avant-garde, mostly the Polish composing school. The concertos by Benda and Leclair come from the late Baroque or early Classicism, they are independent of the period style […]

Tongyeong Festival Orchestra
Philharmonic
2. October 2017, 19:00
Tongyeong Festival Orchestra

Tongyeong Festival Orchestra

The Mother Goose Suite was composed by Ravel inspired by the fairy tale by Charles Perrault. He wrote it for his friends Godebskis’ children as a suite for the piano four hands. Later he orchestrated the piece with a huge success and afterwards he let himself be persuaded for a ballet arrangement. Isang Yun, the most important Korean composer, wrote […]

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Marius Petipa, Lev I. Ivanov: "Swan Lake"
Ballet
3. October 2017, 19:00
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Marius Petipa, Lev I. Ivanov:

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Marius Petipa, Lev I. Ivanov: "Swan Lake"

Ballet in three acts and four scenes This phenomenal work by Tchaikovsky, Petipa and Ivanov is the best-known piece in the ballet repertoire of all permanent stone theatres. The romantic story of Prince Siegfried and beautiful Princess Odette transformed into a swan has been part of classical ballet repertoire for more than one hundred years. […]

Junge Deutsche Philharmonie
Philharmonic
3. October 2017, 19:00
Junge Deutsche Philharmonie

Junge Deutsche Philharmonie

Four years ago the Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho visited Bratislava as a guest of the Melos-Ethos festival. Her piece Laterna Magica was commissioned by the Berlin Philharmonic and premiered in 2009 under the baton of Simon Rattle. Prokofiev’s magical Piano Concerto No. 3 belongs to the most popular works of the great Russian master. Carl Nielsen’s Symphony No. 4 has a subtitle “The Inextinguishable”. The Danish […]

Slovak Philharmonic
Philharmonic
4. October 2017, 19:00
Slovak Philharmonic

Slovak Philharmonic

Orpheus is the fourth out of 13 symphonic poems by Franz Liszt written by this famous late Romantic composer during his years-long Weimar stay. Bartók’s Piano Concerto No. 2 from 1931 belongs to the most demanding works of piano literature. It will sound rendered by our notable guest Evgeny Kissin, who was not only a child prodigy, but truly a little […]

Chamber concerto: West-Slovakian Songs
Chamber concerts
5. October 2017, 19:00
Chamber concerto: West-Slovakian Songs

Chamber concerto: West-Slovakian Songs

When the Slovak composers started to dream about the possibility of the autonomous Slovak music, those dreams had to begin with a recognition of Slovak folk song. In this respect Matica slovenská and its first editors (Ján Kadavý, Karol Ruppeldt, Miloš Ruppeldt) made a huge step. Their Slovak Songs created a basic song repertory which stimulated the […]

Maurice Ravel: The Spanish hour
Opera
6. October 2017, 19:00
Maurice Ravel: The Spanish hour

Maurice Ravel: The Spanish hour

Maurice Ravel: The Spanish hour
  • 6. October 2017, 19:00

Musical comedy in one act performed in French The peculiar musical language of the Impressionists is no commonplace presence on operatic stage, as the operatic opus of the time contains only a handful of pieces. That also why the SND Opera and Ballet had decided to hold a joint opera and ballet night to present […]

Maurice Ravel, Reona Sato: Daphnis and Chloé
Ballet
6. October 2017, 19:00
Maurice Ravel, Reona Sato: Daphnis and Chloé

Maurice Ravel, Reona Sato: Daphnis and Chloé

Opera and ballet night The story of childhood, adolescence and love of Daphnis and Chloé, inspired by one of the prettiest preserved ancient myths is brought by the author to the present era. The characters are the children of our times with all its benefits, though strangers at the same time. We follow their common […]

Tonkünstler-Orchester Niederösterreich
Philharmonic
6. October 2017, 19:00
Tonkünstler-Orchester Niederösterreich

Tonkünstler-Orchester Niederösterreich

Olivier Messiaen’s Turangalîla Symphony is a unique monumental opus of the 20th century symphonic music. The French composer worked on it for several years, finished it in December 1948 and one year later it was premiered in Boston under the baton of Leonard Bernstein and caused quite a stir. Messiaen was motivated to the creation of this […]

Slovak Piano Music
Chamber concerts
7. October 2017, 16:00
Slovak Piano Music

Slovak Piano Music

This evening presenting the Slovak piano music brings works by significant representatives of our modern music culture. Due to his orientation on music of important European composers from the turn of the 20th century Alexander Albrecht stood in the shadow of his generation peers for a long time, who – in harmony with the period aesthetics – […]

Chamber concerto: Slovak Music of the 19th and 20th Centuries
Chamber concerts
8. October 2017, 16:00
Chamber concerto: Slovak Music of the 19th and 20th Centuries

Chamber concerto: Slovak Music of the 19th and 20th Centuries

In 1863 two volumes of Bella’s Slovak Male Chorales were published containing 25 pieces for male chorus. It was the first print setting to music Slovak poetry of consequential poets. The work remained unknown until recently and it has never been performed as a whole. Bella’s example was soon followed by Štefan Fajnor. The phenomenon of male choruses was […]

Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev, Natália Horečná: Romeo and Juliet
Ballet
8. October 2017, 17:00
Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev, Natália Horečná: Romeo and Juliet

Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev, Natália Horečná: Romeo and Juliet

Two Verona young lovers are – thanks to William Shakespeare (1564 – 1616) – perhaps the most famous pair of lovers in the history of world theatre. Their story has undergone numerous theatre and film reworkings over the centuries. As a ballet it was made famous by Sergey Prokofiev as the composer of the timeless […]

Petr Eben / Jan Amos Komenský – The Labyrinth of the World and the Paradise of the Heart
Various
8. October 2017, 19:00
Petr Eben / Jan Amos Komenský – The Labyrinth of the World and the Paradise of the Heart

Petr Eben / Jan Amos Komenský – The Labyrinth of the World and the Paradise of the Heart

“It is inherent to art to stimulate love in people and in this way to touch the eternity.” In the spirit of this belief the significant Czech composer Petr Eben was inspired by the well-known work of the philosopher, writer, teacher and theologian John Amos Comenius. The Labyrinth of the World and the Paradise of the Heart reflects also the […]

Opera Gala Evening
Philharmonic
9. October 2017, 19:00
Opera Gala Evening

Opera Gala Evening

American tenor Lawrence Brownlee belongs to the most sought-after bel canto tenor singers of the world. Being a pleasant unaffected person, having perfect high notes and “c”-tones which he masters like a cinch, Brownlee triumphs on the most prestigious world stages. He comes to Bratislava again after five years, in the time when he has just been […]

Bratislava Music Festival: Concert of Chamber Music
Chamber concerts
10. October 2017, 19:00
Bratislava Music Festival: Concert of Chamber Music

Bratislava Music Festival: Concert of Chamber Music

The Russian violinist Alena Baeva embellishes concert stages with her artistry by which she can attract both the listeners and juries at many international competitions. She is a Grand Prix holder from the 2nd year of the Moscow International Paganini Competition, she won at the 12th International Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition. Carnegie Hall in New York, Suntory […]

Bratislava Music Festival: Chamber Music Concert (11 October)
Chamber concerts
11. October 2017, 17:00
Bratislava Music Festival: Chamber Music Concert (11 October)

Bratislava Music Festival: Chamber Music Concert (11 October)

Although the musicologists often discuss the term violoncello piccolo, and despite the fact that Bach dedicated not only his 6th solo suite but also several solo parts in his cantatas to it, today we know little about its period usage. Thus it can be a unique audio experience for the listeners to hear this Baroque instrument combined […]

Slovak Radio Symphonic Orchestra
Philharmonic
11. October 2017, 19:00
Slovak Radio Symphonic Orchestra

Slovak Radio Symphonic Orchestra

This year Marián Varga was celebrating an important jubilee. His piece Musica concertante was originally released on a legendary CD Divergences, the parting album of the Collegium musicum band. It will offer us a different, a bit non-traditional view on the iconic personality of the Slovak pop music. The performance of the piece will be a tribute to the […]

Kremerata Baltica
Philharmonic
12. October 2017, 19:00
Kremerata Baltica

Kremerata Baltica

Bartók wrote his Divertimento for strings in 1939, at the outset of World War 2, a while before he left Hungary. It was commissioned by his friend Paul Sacher, who led Basel Chamber Orchestra at that time. In this relaxing work the composer coped with traditions and form principles of the Baroque concerto grosso. Haydn’s playful Piano Concerto in D major is […]

Sinfonietta Žilina
Philharmonic
13. October 2017, 19:00
Sinfonietta Žilina

Sinfonietta Žilina

Johann Nepomuk Hummel’s Double Concerto for Piano, Violin and Orchestra in G major, Op. 17 belongs to his first concertante works, therefore it is obvious that it follows the example of older classics, not Beethoven’s one. The piece Missa in C was composed by Alexander Albrecht in the years 1901–1903 while he attended the higher classes of the Hungarian Royal Catholic […]

Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra
Philharmonic
14. October 2017, 18:00
Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra

Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra

Debussy’s The Afternoon of a Faun is an iconic composition of the French music impressionism which adumbrated the development of this artistic movement long years earlier. The eponymous poem by Stéphane Mallarmé inspired the composer to write it in 1894. L’Ascension was composed by Olivier Messiaen in 1933 as symphonic meditations possessing deeply sacred content. The ballet suite The Firebird belongs to the […]

Slovak Philharmonic – 53rd Bratislava Music Festival Closing Concert
Philharmonic
15. October 2017, 19:00
Slovak Philharmonic – 53rd Bratislava Music Festival Closing Concert

Slovak Philharmonic – 53rd Bratislava Music Festival Closing Concert

The French-Russian programme given by our representative orchestra led by the stellar and ever more sought-after conductor Juraj Valčuha will conclude the 53rd year of the BMF. The rhythm of Debussy’s Iberia will be followed by a pensive Fantaisie, the only piano and orchestra work by the composer. The soloist is an Italian pianist, the winner of many international competitions, guest […]

Giuseppe Verdi - Rigoletto
Opera
21. October 2017, 19:00
Giuseppe Verdi - Rigoletto

Giuseppe Verdi - Rigoletto

Opera in three acts in the Italian language There is no need to present one of the most famous works by the great Italian Master to an opera visitor. Victor Hugo’s drama Le roi s’amuse was an ideal story for Verdi, full of huge passions, critical view on the society and touching personal line. Rigoletto, […]

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Marius Petipa, Lev I. Ivanov: "Swan Lake"
Ballet
28. October 2017, 19:00
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Marius Petipa, Lev I. Ivanov:

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Marius Petipa, Lev I. Ivanov: "Swan Lake"

Ballet in three acts and four scenes This phenomenal work by Tchaikovsky, Petipa and Ivanov is the best-known piece in the ballet repertoire of all permanent stone theatres. The romantic story of Prince Siegfried and beautiful Princess Odette transformed into a swan has been part of classical ballet repertoire for more than one hundred years. […]

Convergences: From Venice to Vienna (and Podolínec)
Chamber concerts
20. November 2017, 20:00
Convergences: From Venice to Vienna (and Podolínec)

Convergences: From Venice to Vienna (and Podolínec)

In Convergences 2017 the Italian baroque Romina Basso unites her captivating contralto with the sound of the period instruments played by Solamente naturali, led by violinist Miloš Valent. Together, in Bratislava’s St. Martin’s Cathedral, they will make the music of the 18th century masters live. The concert will feature sacred music by Pergolesi, Porpora and […]

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