Para, Sendreiovci, and the Moyzes Quartet to perform at the 4th edition of Doma Dobre The 4th edition of the Doma Dobre concert will be classical, beautiful, energy packed, and spirited! Great musicians will take care of this: the Moyzes Quartet, Sendreiovci & Kokavakere Lavutara, and Para. In co-operation with the Nota Bene magazine, we will present the book Starec a dieťa (translated as “the Old Man and the Child”) by Daniel Pastirčák. Fero Guldán will work on a painting on the spot and one of the concert visitors will take the artwork home. On Sunday, 10th of December, the low-threshold dormitory of St. Vincent de Paul will also host debates on issues related to homelessness. The entrance to the concert is, as usual, free of charge. However, you can donate to help the homeless.
23. November 2017
The event will begin at 2:00 pm with the performance of our perhaps most famous and most reputable chamber ensemble that has 40 years of history - the Moyzes Quartet. The ensemble was led for many years by Stanislav Mucha, who passed away in 2015. Since then, Jozef Horváth, the concert master of the Slovak Philharmonic, has been the leader. The other members of the quartet are František Török (2nd violin), Alexander Lakatoš (viola), and Ján Slávik (violoncello). You can look forward to “Musica slovaca” by Ilja Zeljenka, which is the music most played by Slovak orchestras abroad, and also compositions by Marián Varga and other works. The ensemble will be followed by the performance of Sendreiovci & Kokavakere Lavutara. This energy packed band is adorned with an emotional expression full of typical quick virtuoso ornaments and rich Roma harmonies. Their vivacity has already crossed our borders thanks to the collaboration with Hans Zimmer on the soundtrack to the Sherlock Holmes film that was nominated for an Oscar. They performed with this world-famous composer at the beginning of June at his concert in Bratislava. The authentic folklore of this band from Kokava nad Rimavicou in the south of Slovakia works well also with the band Para, with whom they will perform together again. Para celebrated 22 years from their first concert just a week ago. This autumn they confirmed their reputation as the top concert band with a joint tour with Slobodná Európa. The well-working group of musicians got a new “drive” as they welcomed the top guitarist Jozef Rezník among them. Another element fitting perfectly into the puzzle is the virtuoso accordion play by Tibor Kokény of the band Kokavakere Lavutara.
The event will also include the presentation of the book of fairy tales by preacher and writer Daniel Pastirčák “Starec a dieťa” (translated as “the Old Man and the Child”) with illustrations by Daniela Olejníková. Thanks to the civic association Proti Prúdu, it is available for purchase also from the Nota Bene magazine resellers. You can reach the dormitory using public transport, and starting from the bus stop Fatruny, you can walk the way that dormitory clients do every evening and morning.
The streets of Bratislava see about 4,000 homeless people every day. The low-threshold dormitory services are used each year by more than 1,000 people. The employees of De Paul Slovakia take care to provide the homeless with a warm place, food, and basic services no matter in what condition they come. Among other things, they get toiletries and, if interested, also social counselling and job search assistance.
How can you help?
Admission to the concert is free and during the concert, you can make a voluntary contribution that will help the people in De Paul Slovakia provide accommodation or food for homeless people.
You can also send an empty SMS to number 827 to support the work with homeless people. The price of text is € 3.