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Social Programme

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

19:00–21:00 Welcome Cocktail
Diplomat hotel Conference centre
(Loreta restaurant, Belvedere Exhibition area)
Music: Jazz Spirit band (jazz quintet)

Thursday, November 5, 2009

19:30–20:30 Organ concert in the church of the Brevnov Monastery
Guided tour at the Brevnov Monastery
20:30–23:00 Symposium Dinner
Demonstration and teaching of baroque dances
Music: Quartetto Telemann, baroque music Demonstration and teaching of baroque dances



The Brevnov Monastery is the oldest monastery in the Czech lands. In 993 Prince Boleslav 2 and Bishop Vojtech established an abbey not far from the Prague Castle near the village of Brevnov, to which the order of the Benedictine monks was called from the roman monastery at Aventium. The Brevnov monastery represented in the early and supreme middle ages an important political, cultural and economic centre of the country. The first monastery buildings, constructed in Romanesque and Gothic style, were pillaged by the hussites in 1420 and the abbacy moved for over two centuries to Broumov, leaving only a provost at Brevnov. During the 16th and 17th centuries the church was repaired several times and a new convent was built. The era of the flourishing of the monastery during the first half of the 18th century is characterized by a building complex in the supreme baroques style, including the church of St. Margaret, built by the important architects Christoph and Kilian Ignaz Dienzenhofer. The baroque monastery suffered war damage in the middle of the 18th century was later decimated by the reforms of Emperor Josef 2 and then, after the arrival of communism, the monastery was abolished. Only after the fall of the totalitarian regime and the general repairs carried out in the years 1990–94 did the Brevnov monastery once again serve the monastic community and with its promotion to an arch-abbacy (1993) it once again took its place amongst the leading religious centers in Europe.

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