CONCERT / CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION OF VIRGIN MARY IN PŘESTICE
19 July | Sunday 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Jan Josef Ignác Brentner & Antonio Vivaldi by Ensemble Inégal led by the conductor Adam Viktor.
The Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary in Přeštice is an extraordinarily significant monument and a landmark of the city. It is the largest Baroque church built in the Czech Republic outside Prague. It was constructed during the years 1750-1775 based on the plans of Kilián Ignác Dientzenhofer, the most influential Baroque architect. On the main altar of the church, there is an image of Virgin Mary the Painful, which was recognised in 1711 by the Christian Church to be miraculous. As a result, hundreds of thousands of pilgrimage processions travelling to this image triggered the construction of a newer, larger pilgrimage church.
Jan Josef Ignác Brentner & Antonio Vivaldi
The music of Antonio Vivaldi, the most played composer of all time, will be performed along with works by his contemporary composer and native of Dobřany, Jan Josef Ignác Brentner, at a concert by the Baroque Ensemble Inégal, under the direction of the conductor and organist Adam Viktorka. This internationally renowned group, which performs at prestigious European stages and holds several music awards from abroad, such as Diapason d'Or, IRR Outstanding, Goldberg 5 Stars, etc., has vast experience with the works of both of these masters. It is not commonly known that one of the most famous pieces of music in history, The Four Seasons, a set of four violin concertos, asnd many other works were composed by Vivaldi for the Czech nobility.
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Admission: CZK 250 | CZK 125
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Capacity: 200 places
Production of Pilsen 2015
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Courtyard Giant | July 4 – September 30 | permanent exhibition of agriculture
A permanent exhibition of agriculture from the first half of the 20th century and an exhibition of hunting and forestry in Baroque times located in the Baroque granary of the farm. Documents, maps, books on farming, weapons and firearms, paintings, trophies, taxidermy.
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