Festival Ideas and Intentions

The objective is to develop a prestigious festival with emphasis on extraordinary quality. The core of the festival lies with less known, often forgotten works of the Theresienstadt artists. Works of Viktor Ullmann, Gideon Klein, Hans Krása or Pavel Haas still remain underappreciated. Every year, the programme is supplemented with the works of Czech and worldwide musical giants, and responds to current anniversaries and events.

The mission of the festival is extraordinary humanism and the hope flowing from the cultural history of Central Europe. The festival features the Czech, Jewish and German phenomena of the last two centuries. The phenomenon of time and place brought co-habitation, mutual influence, and cooperation. In its peak form, it gives us tremendous artistic values, often created in excruciating conditions. Apart from the message of humanity, peace among nations, and cooperation, the festival’s accompanying events will remind us of historic experience which still applies strongly to the times we live in.

The festival’s mission is to bring outstanding performing art to the public at large – as large as possible. The festival will be a prestigious social event based on genius loci and outstanding artistic performances of musical pieces of “our” festival authors.

The spiritual wealth of the festival lies in the idea of Eternal Hope. The memory of places and the musical heritage (of Gustav Mahler, Viktor Ullmann, Gideon Klein, Hans Krása, and Pavel Haas) do bring Eternal Hope.

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



Ministerstvo kultury ČR
Státní fond kultury


Městská část Praha 1

Media partners


Media partners

Partner of the concert on 11.11.


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
ministryně pro místní rozvoj, paní Klára Dostálová
Federace Židovských obcí v ČR.
Federace Židovských obcí v ČR

Partner of the performance on 28.11.


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
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Contact e-mail: info@vecnanadeje.org
+420 721 585 178 (Irma Mrázková, director of the festival)