11 August | Tuesday 4:00pm – 10:00pm
A BAROQUE EVENING IN THE MONASTERY / THE PLASY MONASTERY
A screening of an artistic documentary about the phenomenal building of the monastery The Architecture of Elements. 7:00pm a concert by Barock Jazz Quintet Jiřího Hlaváče
Plasy was founded as the first monarchic Cistercian monastery in Bohemia in 1144 by Duke Vladislav II in the Střela River valley, 20km north of Pilsen. The monastery was given its current look during a monumental Baroque reconstruction between 1661 and 1785 according to drawings by Jean Baptist Mathey, Jan Blažej Santini-Aichel and Kilián Ignác Dientzenhofer. The adorning was done by the most significant artists of the time – Karel Škréta, Michael Leopold Willmann, Jan Kryštof Liška, Petr Brandl, Jakub Antonín Pink, Matyáš Bernard Braun and others whose works have been preserved on the premises until today. The monastery founded on 5,100 oak piles with a unique aquatic and underground air system was, like the most important Czech Cistercian house in Bohemia at the time, closed on 9 November 1785 by Emperor Josef II. In 1826, it became the residence of Chancellor Metternich and his family who founded a family crypt here. The premises of the former Cistercian abbey has been on the National Cultural Heritage list since 1995.
The second day of the seventh festival week will offer a visit to the Plasy Monastery. The convent will open at 4:00pm with a screening of the art documentary about the phenomenal building of the monastery called The Architecture of Elements. Visitors can walk freely or with guides through the cloister corridors of the monastery where a concert by Barock Jazz Quintet Jiřího Hlaváče starts at 7:00pm. The programme will be concluded by a series of photographs of Baroque fireworks titled The Photographic Fireworks.
ARTISTS AND PARTICIPANTS
Five Star Clarinet Quartet JIŘÍHO HLAVÁČE
Admission: CZK 150 | students, children, seniors and Plasy citizens CZK 75
TICKETS AVAILABLE IN ADVANCE
Capacity: 250 places
Partner: Stará cesta, o.s. in collaboration with the Plasy Monastery
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