OPEN! / THE TOWN OF SPÁLENÉ POŘÍČÍ
29.6. 2015 / 17:00-21:00
The symbolic opening of the festival 9 Weeks of Baroque. Afternoon program. 8:00pm concert of the music ensemble Ritornello in a Baroque granary.
Spálené Poříčí is the only place in the Pilsen Region which has been awarded the title of Historical Town of the Year, and it didn’t happen by chance. The city is enchanting due to its atmosphere of an early 20th century country estate, always friendly and welcoming. Visitors can explore a variety of attractions – a Renaissance chateau with a park, the Baroque granary Ve Dvoře presenting a permanent exhibition of the humorous cartoons of Jiří Winter-Neprakta with old brewery cellars in its vicinity, monuments of Jewish settlements, the Church of St Nicholas, a Baroque building of deanery, a folk timbered house (today's tourist information centre opened year-round), a mill with a functioning mill wheel, Baroque statues on the square and much more. Lovely rolling countryside invites one to take walks and rest, nature lovers can find two nature trails in the immediate surroundings of the city – they are Hvížďalka and the newly opened trail Through Meadows and Woods to a Fairy Tale.
The picturesque town of Spálené Poříčí will host the symbolic opening of the 9 Weeks of Baroque festival. Visitors can enjoy guided tours of the town, an exhibition by children from an elementary art school or the mobile cultural centre Bus Line 2015 with a theatrical programme. The evening will culminate in a concert of Baroque music performed by Michael Pospíšil and the music ensemble Ritornello with an original programme held in the Baroque garner. Participants will not even miss out on a festive toast.
4:00pm opening on the square
5:00pm opening ceremony of the festival
5:30pm small concert of Baroque music in the Church of St Nicholas
5:30pm – 8:00pm individual city tours with a programme and the special programme of Bus Line 2015
6:00pm guided tour of the city with revived sights
7:00pm festive toast and symbolic opening of the festival
8:00pm Baroque garner | concert of Baroque music | Crafts under one Roof, or Convivium – Baroque guild party - singing, playing historic instruments and dancing by Ritornello and FS Barunka, Česká Skalice | songs, chants, dancing, storytelling, jokes, drinking and feasting, all that belongs to the great legacy of our tough ancestors. We want to live like that too and show primarily West Bohemian "Baroque" resources in the form of “folklore before folklore” from the period of feasts, carnivals and pilgrimages. It is our way of thanking through body and soul for the gift that we are present here.
Admission: optional throughout the day, concert: CZK 100 | CZK 50