About the Festival

The Music for 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, ethnicity, 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, composers such as Viktor Ullmann, Gideon Klein, Hans Krása, Pavel Haas and others, which were created in the conditions of World War II concentration camps and remain underappreciated today. The program is supplemented each year with works by other Czech and world music greats and responds to current anniversaries and events. 

The mission of the festival is to bring extraordinary performing  arts to the widest possible public. The festival is 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 all generations of listeners of classical music and of fans of theatre, cabaret, chanson, and jazz.

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

Festival partners

Realizováno ve spolupráci s Národním divadlem v rámci projektu Musica non grata s podporou Velvyslanectví Spolkové republiky Německo Praha

Musica non grata

General Partner


Festival Partners

Ministerstvo kultury ČR
Státní fond kultury


Městská část Praha 1
Hotel Rott

Ve spolupráci

Polský institut Praha

Záštitu převzali

Ministerstvo pro místní rozvoj ČR
ministryně pro místní rozvoj, 
paní Klára Dostálová
Ministerstvo kultury
ministr kultury, 
pan Lubomír Zaorálek
Poslanecká sněmovna Parlamentu České republiky
předseda Poslanecké sněmovny Parlamentu ČR,
pan Radek Vondráček
Senát Parlamentu České republiky
předseda Senátu Parlamentu ČR, pan Miloš Vystrčil
Senát parlamentu ČR
předseda Senátu Parlamentu ČR,
pan Miloš Vystrčil
Velvyslanectví Spolkové republiky Německo Praha
Velvyslanec SRN v Praze,
Dr. Christoph Israng
Ustavni soud
předseda Ústavního soudu, 
pan Pavel Rychetský
Ústecký kraj
hejtman Ústeckého kraje, 
pan Jan Schiller
ministryně pro místní rozvoj, paní Klára Dostálová
Ministerstvo kultury ČR
náměstek ministra kultury,
 pan Milan Němeček

Media Partners

Český rozhlas D-dur

Partner of the lecture on 1/3/2023

Winternitz villa

Partner of the concert on 8/3/2023

Stadler-trierNKČRCharitaAlzheimer Home Pitkovice

Concert on 21. 2. 2024 under the auspices of
U.S. Embassy in The Czech Republic

US Embassy

Partner of the concert on 24. 2. 2024
Jewish Museum in Prague

Židovské muzeum

Partner of the concert on 14. 3. 2024
National Library of the Czech Republic

Národní knihovna České republiky

Partner of the concert on 27. 3. 2024
C. Bechstein Pianocentrum Prague

C. Bechstein

The concert on 21. 4. is held in cooperation
with Volman Villa

Volmanova vila

Thank you to

members of the Supporters Club
Personal Connect s.r.o.

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Varšavská 714/38, Vinohrady, 120 00 Prague 2
Contact e-mail: info@vecnanadeje.org
+420 721 585 178 (Irma Mrázková, director of the festival)