MONASTERY BAROQUE FESTIVAL / MUSEUM OF CZECH FORESTS IN TACHOV
23 July | Thursday 6:00pm – 10:00pm
An open-air exhibition, a rich programme infused with Baroque fragrances and music, offering theatre, an organ concert and Baroque fireworks.
The Museum of Czech Forests in Tachov has been housed since 1954 in the former Franciscan monastery. As of 2013, the museum also offers free access to the convent garden used for relaxation and children's games as well as cultural events. In addition to the exhibition, visitors are offered access to the Baroque church of the monastery, available upon request. The interior features to admire include, above all, a precious restored Baroque organ. The museum houses permanent exhibitions about the history of the Tachov district and the regional ethnography and a nature exhibition with a terrarium where representatives of the living fauna can be spotted during the season. The former convent refectory generously adorned with original paintings offers artistic collections to admire, especially Gothic sculptures but also a life-sized sculptural group of the Last Supper from the 19th century. Families with children might also be attracted by the possibility to search for green-coloured labels informing visitors about interactive stations where they can play or touch selected exhibits. The site of the museum offers a nice view of the fortification of Tachov, a major part of which has been preserved.
Monastery Baroque festival
The late-evening programme of the monastery Baroque festival at the Museum of Czech Forests in Tachov will turn the spotlight on two Baroque creators – painter Eliáš Dollhopf and organ maker Vincenc Gartner. There will be a rich programme complementing the open air exhibition of Eliáš Dollhopf's reproductions, infused with Baroque fragrances and music and offering a theatrical farce and a pantomime performance called Angel-y, by Vanda Hybnerová and Lucie Kašiarová. After the organ concert in the church, the programme will conclude with Baroque fireworks by Theatrum Pyrotechnicum from Český Krumlov.
6:00pm Launch of the festival including a short lecture on Baroque arts – Mgr. Jaroslava Brichtová, museum staff
6:45pm How the Chatelaine Taught Love to the Chatelain – a farce based on a work by Marguerite de Navarre – the Komedyjanti ensemble
7:00pm – 7:45pm Visits of the organ loft and information about the organ
7:45pm Angel-y – pantomime – Vanda Hybnerová and Lucia Kašiarová
8:15pm – 8:30pm Visits of the organ loft and information about the organ
8:45pm Organ concert – Jana Vokatá
10:00pm Candle-lit garden and Baroque fireworks