Convergences bring to Košice an exclusive consert of British vocal ensemble The Hiliard Ensemble and an unusual rendition of Maori music.
The concert of Tokyo Metropolitan Symphonic Orchestra will undoubtedly be one of the biggest events of Košice – European Capital of Culture 2013. The leading Japanese orchestra is on an exclusive Czech-Slovak tour, and will perform in Košice, lead by conductor Kazuhiro Koizumi, after a concert at the Prague Musical Spring festival.
A native of Košice, Ján Mathé, 20th century’s great figure of sculptural art, will be soon presented to Britons at the Slovak Embassy in London. The exhibition opening starts on 23rd April at 18:30. Visitors can then enjoy the stone treasures for a month.
Viola da gamba player, conductor and composer Jordi Savall with his ensemble Le Concert des Nations fulfilled the expectations of an unforgettable artistic experience, and fillied with perfect tones the entire St. Elisabeth’s Cathedral where these world-class musicians performed their concert. Audience did not at all regret attending this performance. It was a great opportunity to see and hear excellent musicians under the baton of a world-class artist.
Milan Sládek’s rendition of the Stations of the Cross made many viewers cry. His unique performance attracted even non-believers to the St. Elisabeth’s Cathedral. People were leaving with a brilliant experience and emotion. The world-famous mime enjoyed the rest of the evening in the company of Juraj Jakubisko.
Košice will hold the film festival Jakubiskove dni (Jakubisko’s Days) on 23rd–30th March. Within the festival, Juraj Jakubisko will be presented also as a painter. An exceptional exhibition will be followed by screenings, throughout the week, of his famous films that have received dozens of awards. Cinema lovers will enjoy lectures by film experts, and the director himself will share his directorial experience with the audience.
Unusual atmosphere, good entertainment and rich cultural programme can be experienced by lovers of pork skins, hooves and tails in Miskolc, Hungary. From Friday to Sunday, 22nd – 24th February, Miskolc will hold the 13th Winter Aspic Festival. The exhibition and tasting of a wide range of meat aspic and gastronomic specialties, and the competition in the best prepared and best-tasting gourmet delicacy will be “spiced up” by the Košice artists performing on a special stage.
Excellent American musician and singer Frank McComb, who speaks to his fans the language of soul, jazz and blues, will perform in East Slovakia on 26th February 2013. He is the biggest attraction of this year’s One Day Jazz Festival. Slovakia is constantly experiencing a growing interest in jazz. Therefore, the One Day Jazz Festival organizers decided, in collaboration with the European Capital of Culture 2013, and for the first time in the festival’s history, to present this outstanding instrumentalist and other musicians to Košice, on Tuesday the 26th February 2013 at 7pm in the Historic Town Hall on Hlavná Street (the former cinema Slovan).
Painstaking work during the Opening Ceremony of Košice ECOC 2013, which was often hidden behind the stage or screen, was done by the people who came to help without expecting remuneration. The students of Košice secondary schools and universities, and others became part of the magnificent project that Slovakia has never seen before. These volunteers helped to prepare cultural events because they had a desire to do so.