On Saturday 29 August in early evening, the Villa Tugendhat opens to visitors as part of the “Night of Castles and Châteaux” 2015. The programme which is organized in collaboration with the neighbouring Löw-Beer villa starts from 5 pm with a free tour of the Löw-Beer villa garden, which will be followed by a concert of legendary jazz trumpeter Jaromír Hnilička and a Chamber Jazz Trio in the garden of Villa Tugendhat at 6 pm. At the end of the programme, visitors will have the possibility of a short, ca. 30-minute tour of the Villa Tugendhat living room. Around 7:30 there will be a screening of art documentaries The Fate Named Tugendhat and Villa Tugendhat – Monument Restoration 2010–2012 by director Rudolf Chudoba in the technical basement of Villa Tugendhat.
The Night of Castles and Châteaux is a project which includes the participation of the so-called Brno villa quartet, i.e. all the villas accessible to the public, located in the City of Brno. For this evening, all four villas, that is the Löw-Beer Villa, Jurkovič Villa, Villa Stiassni and Villa Tugendhat prepared special evening programmes for their guests. More information on the programme of the villas can be found at the following links:
Night of Castles and Châteaux
Programme of the Night of Castles and Châteaux 2015 in Villa Tugendhat
17.00 – 18.00 Access to the gardens of Villa Tugendhat and Löw-Beer Villa
18.00 – 19.00 Concert of Jaromír Hnilička and the Chamber Jazz Trio
19.00 – 21.00 Guided tours in Villa Tugendhat
19.30 – 22.00 Screening of art documentaries The Fate Named Tugendhat and Villa Tugendhat – Monument Restoration 2010–2012
21.00 – 22.00 Access to the gardens of Villa Tugendhat and Löw-Beer Villa
TICKET RESERVATION AND SALE:
Price: CZK 250.-
Prior reservation required.
Reserve your tickets at +420 515 511 015 / 017 or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Capacity is limited to 80 persons.
Tickets on sale from 10 August. The main box office is open on the day until 5:30 p.m.
Jaromír Hnilička ranks among the greatest Czech trumpet players and Czech jazz legends, as evidenced by his long-standing involvement in the Gustav Brom Orchestra, for which he created a wide range of compositions and or the Occasional Blues. He has performed with the world's major jazz musicians like Miles Davies and Woody Hermann. He will perform together with a chamber jazz trio composed of Ing. Ladislav Káňa (keyboard), Oldřich Svoboda (bass) and Roman Kobiala (drums).
The Fate Named Tugendhat
An art documentary by director Rudolf Chudoba from 2012 presents the fate and history not only of the Villa Tugendhat, but also of its owners and the architect. The story is presented in the form of a docu-drama, thus combining documentary parts with acted scenes. It is divided into three main story lines. The first is devoted to the fate of the builders, the family of Fritz and Greta Tugendhat, the second presents the historical and artistic context of the time when this exceptional modern architecture was created. The last storyline is devoted to the complex monument restoration, which took place in 2010–2012.
Villa Tugendhat – Monument Restoration in 2010–2012
The second film by Rudolf Chudoba was completed last year, and focuses its attention to the preparation and process of the monument restoration which took place at Villa Tugendhat in 2010–2012. The documentary includes a series of unique interviews, including the daughter of the original owners Daniela Hammer-Tugendhat. Viewers are offered a unique insight behind the scenes of the restoration process of the entire building.
You can download a poster here.