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About festival

In 2017, the Everlasting Hope Endowment Fund was established with the aim of preserving and further developing the unique artistic heritage of Central European cultural values associated with the territory of today's Czech Republic, primarily in the form of a music festival. Creators of Czech and German nationality, Jewish and Christian, who worked during the first half of the 20th century, were suddenly and violently silenced by the events of World War II. We strive to remember and come to terms with the past, to prevent any violence, hatred or other form of discrimination on the grounds of race, ethnic or simply cultural differences. This effort is reflected in the new creation and interpretation of live art and thus represents an arc connecting almost a century of history, beginning with the work of Gustav Mahler, embracing the works of the interwar and war generation of so-called Terezín authors, and culminating in contemporary composers such as Tigran Mansurjan .

The aim is to build a prestigious festival with an emphasis on exceptional artistic quality.  The basis of the festival consists of neglected works by Terezín artists, authors such as Viktor Ullmann, Gideon Klein, Hans Krása, Pavel Haas and others, which were created in the conditions of concentration camps of the Second World War and still remain underappreciated. The program is annually supplemented by works by other Czech and world music greats and responds to current anniversaries and events. 

The mission of the festival is to bring extraordinary interpretive art to the widest possible public.  The festival will be a prestigious social event based on the genius of loci and a great interpretation of the musical works of "our" festival authors.   The festival is intended for listeners of classical music, as well as fans of theatre, cabaret, chanson, jazz and for all generations of listeners.

The spiritual wealth of the festival is the idea of Everlasting hope.  Hope that overcomes oppression, hatred, lack of freedom, uprooting and gives space to beauty, faith and free life. 

Festival partners

Organised in cooperation with the National Theatre within Musica Non Grata, with a donation from the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Prague.

Musica non grata

General Partner

ALEF NULA, a.s.

Partners

Ministerstvo kultury ČR
PRE
Státní fond kultury
STORAGE ONE, a.s.
Accolade

Supporters

Městská část Praha 1
OSA

Media partners

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Media partners

Partner of the concert on 11.11.

Kudyznudy

Under the Auspices of:

Minister of Regional Development, 
Mrs. Klára Dostálová
Minister of Culture,
Mr. Lubomír Zaorálek
Poslanecká sněmovna Parlamentu České republiky
President of the Chamber of Deputies, Parliament of the Czech republic, 
Mr. Radek Vondráček
Senát Parlamentu České republiky
předseda Senátu Parlamentu ČR, pan Miloš Vystrčil
President of the Senate, Parliament of the Czech republic, 
Mr. Miloš Vystrčil
German Ambassador to the Czech Republic, 
Dr . Christoph Israng
Ustavni soud
President of the Constitutional Court of the Czech republic, 
Mr. Pavel Rychetský
Governor of the Ústí nad Labem Region,
Mr. Jan Schiller
MMR ČR
ministryně pro místní rozvoj, paní Klára Dostálová
Federace Židovských obcí v ČR.
Federace Židovských obcí v ČR

Partner of the performance on 28.11.

Patronage

Deputy Prime Minister for Digitisation and Minister of Regional Development, Mr. Ivan Bartoš
Minister of Culture, Mr Martin Baxa
President of the Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Republic, Mr. Miloš Vystrčil
© 2022 Foundation festival EVERLASTING HOPE
Varšavská 714/38, Vinohrady, 120 00 Prague 2
Contact e-mail: info@vecnanadeje.org
+420 721 585 178 (Irma Mrázková, director of the festival)