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Programová brožura roku 2019 ke stažení


23. 2. 19:30
Terezín 1943 – Giuseppe Verdi: Requiem
Church of St. Simon and Judas

Czech Philharmonic Choir Brno
Petr Fiala – choir master
Tomáš Brauner – conductor
Helena Fialová – piano
Jan Siber – soprano
Jana Sýkorová – alto
Tomáš Černý – tenor
Jozef Benci – bass


1. 3. 19:00
Lecture on music in the Terezín ghetto + Krása Quartet

Winternitz Villa

Prof. PhDr. Lubomír Spurný, Ph.D. – spoken word, projection
Eva Hazdrová-Kopecká – spoken word

Krása Quartet
Hans Krása – Theme with variations
Ludwig van Beethoven – String Quartet in E minor "Razumovsky", Op. 59 No. 2, 2nd sentence
Pavel Haas – String Quartet No. 2, 1st movement


8. 3. 19:30
Ivo Kahánek: Piano recital - benefit concert for Alzheimer Home Pitkovice
Clementine Mirror Chapel

Gideon Klein - Piano Sonata No. 1 (1943)
Franz Schubert – Impromptus for Piano D. 899, Op. 90 (selection)
Pavel Haas – Suite for piano, op. 13
Béla Bartók – Piano Sonata, Sz. 80

Defiant Requiem

9. 3. 18:00
Defiant Requiem
Bio Oko

A ninety-minute documentary film that was nominated for two Emmy Awards in 2014 in the news and documentary categories.

Terne Chave

21. 3. 19:30
Terne Čhave: Roma music in the time of non-freedom


30. 3. 19:30
Trio Bohémo: St. Lawrence concert season
Church of St. Lawrence

Kristina Vocetková – cello, Matouš Pěruška – violin,
Jan Vojtek – piano
Ludwig van Beethoven – Piano Trio No. 3 in C minor, Op. 1
Dmitri Shostakovich – Piano Trio No. 1 in C minor, Op. 8
Gideon Klein - Lullaby
Benjamin Yusupov – Piano Trio No. 2 'From Jewish Traditions'

Hager, Hernych, Pavlica

5. 11. 2023
Tři boys - Matteo Hager, David Hernych, Marek Pavlica – violin | Lukáš Hurník - reading

Löwits mill

Antonín Dvořák
Béla Bartók
Jean-Marie Leclair
Georg Phillip Telemann
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Vittorio Monti
Lukáš Hurník's reading from Erik Polák's book Tři kapitoly


12. 11. 2023
David Dorůžka, Robert Fischmann, Martin Novák
Synagogue Čáslav (Masarykova 111, Čáslav)

Málaga Robert Fischmann
Shir Le’ilanot David Dorůžka
Sikele Abraham Reisen
Lecha Dodi trad., Robert Fischmann
Mizmor Shir trad., Robert Fischmann
Magen Avot trad., Robert Fischmann
Adon Olam trad., Robert Fischmann
Mi Zot Ola Robert Fischmann
Shekhora Ani Robert Fischmann
Kamavet Ahava Robert Fischmann
Badekn di kale trad., Robert Fischmann
L’olam Va Ed David Dorůžka
Shir HaMidbar David Dorůžka
Liebeslied Kurt Weill
Unter dayne vayse shter'n Avraham Sutzkever/Avrom Brudno
Sh'chav Beni Emanuel Harussi/Shalom Charitonov


26. 11. 2023, 19:30
Indi Stivín – double bass & Alice Springs – piano
st. Vavřinec pod Petřínem Church
(Hellichova 18, Praha 1)

Antonín Dvořák
Indi Stivín
Antonín Dvořák

On November 26, in St. Vavřinci in Prague held a recital by double bassist Indy Stivín with the piano collaboration of Alice Springs. I must honestly say that I have never heard such a double bass player. Pure tone without the usual double bass noises, incredibly perfect intonation, solid rhythm and great musicality. With the arrival of Mr. Stivín, she definitively accepted her thesis that the double bass is not a solo instrument. The repertoire is based on transcriptions - Indi Stivín took care of many things: he transformed Dvořák's songs or the violin sonata for his instrument, and it sounds as if the compositions for the double bass were created. The soloist was also the author of two of his own compositions, while the more advanced one, written in honor of Pavel Haas, was based on the H-A-A-S tones, and this motif served the author for skillful thematic work.

Lukáš Hurník
Editor-in-Chief of music stations D-major and Jazz

Programová brožura roku 2019 ke stažení


15. 2. 2022

Opening Concert - Anniversary of the King of Tango

Ladislav Horák - accordion
Prague Conservatory Chamber Orchestra
Chuhei Iwasaki - conductor / Japan

Pavel Haas (1899–1944) - Studie pro bows (1943)
Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992) - Four years period in Buenos Aires.
(Spring - Summer - Autumn - Winter)

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21. 2. 2022

Talich Quartet

Viktor Ullmann (1898-1944) - String Quartet No.3
(Allegro moderato - Presto - Largo - Allegro vivace e ritmico)
Franz Schubert (1797-1828) - String Quartet "Death and the Girl," Op. 14
(Allegro - Andante con moto - Scherzo. Allegro molto. Trio - Presto. Prestissimo)

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3. 3. 2022

Josef Špaček - violin
Miroslav Sekera - piano

Leoš Janáček - Sonata (1922) for violin and piano
(Con moto - Ballada - Allegretto - Adagio)
Sergej Prokofjev - Sonata for violin and piano n. 2 D dur op. 94bis
(Moderato - Presto – Scherzo - Andante - Allegro con brio)
Gideon Klein - Lullaby for violin and piano
Erich Wolfgang Korngold - " Much Ado About Nothing" for violin and piano
(Maiden in the Bridal Chamber - March of the Watch (Dogberry and Verges) - Garden Scene - Hornpipe)

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25. 3. 2022

Klezmer Preßburger Klezmer Band / Slovakia, Serbia
Marta Potančoková - solo singing
Snežana Jović-Werner - accordion, solo singing
Andrej Werner - violin
Miro Lago - clarinet
Samo Alexander - double bass, solo singing
Valér Miko - piano
Jakub Valíček - drums, percussion

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31. 3. 2022

Young Hope

Krása Quartet

Hans Krása (1899 - 1944) - String Quartet Op. 2

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) - String Quartet op.59 no.2 in E minor "Razumovsky"

Bohuslav Martinů (1890 - 1959) - String Quartet No. 3

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3. 4. 2022

Closing concert - "Music for Prague"
Music of the Castle Guard and the Police of the Czech Republic
Col. Václav Blahunek - chief conductor
Karel Dohnal - clarinet

Zdenek Lukas - Kyrie eleison
Vaclav Nelhybel - Concerto for Clarinet / Czech premiere /
(Arioso - Danza - Cantabile)
Petr Wajsar - JuliuS FuCik / renewed premiere /
Karel Husa - Music for Prague 1968
(Introduction and Fanfare - Aria - Interlude - Toccata and chorale)

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11. 11. 2022

Atrium in Žižkov

Daniel Matejča – violin
Jan Schulmeister – piano

Eugène Ysaÿe - Violin Sonata No. 2
Sergei Rachmaninoff - Moments Musiciaux Op. 16 for Piano Nos. 1, 4, 3 and 6

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28. 11. 2022

Minor Theatre

Disman's Radio Children's Ensemble
...and the sky hurt

Pictures from the life of children interned during the Second World War in Terezín. A collage of diaries, poems, articles from magazines published by children in Terezín, letters and notes in memorials composes images from the life of children interned in the Terezín ghetto.

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Programová brožura roku 2019 ke stažení


13. 3. 2021

prayer room of the Czech Brethren Evangelical Church
Recording of the Quartet concert for the end of time

A record from the neo-Gothic space of the Prague prayer house of the Czech Brethren Evangelical Church from March 13, 2021 can be found HERE.

Jiří Vodička - violin
Irvin Venyš - clarinet
Martin Kasík - piano
Jiří Bárta - violoncello

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25. 4. 2021

Spanish Synagogue
Live broadcast of the second festival concert from the breathtaking newly reconstructed Spanish Synagogue in Prague. The jazz evening will feature leading award-winning guitarist David Dorůžka, flutist Robert Fischmann and drummer Martin Novák with a program of his own compositions and works by world-famous musicians such as John Zorn, Chava Alberstein, Kurt Weill and others. A record from the concert can be found HERE.

David Dorůžka - guitar
Robert Fischmann - flute
Martin Novák - percussion, drums

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25. 8. 2021

Artillery Barracks, Terezín

The International Music Festival Eternal Hope will welcome the prestigious chamber ensemble Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester (GMJO) on 25 August in the Artillery Barracks in Terezín. Serenade for wind instruments Op. 44 by Antonín Dvořák and Erwin Schulhoff String Quartet No. 1.

Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester Ensemble (GMJO)

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24. 10. 2021

State Opera

The first concert in cooperation with the Musica non grata project will present compositions composed directly in Terezín or performed there.

Vilém Veverka — oboe, Vera Talerko — soprano, Jarmila Balážová — mezzo-soprano, Jaroslav Březina — tenor, Miguelangelo Cavalcanti — baritone, Pavel Švingr — bass, Olga Machoňová Pavlů — conductor, State Opera Orchestra, Martina Kociánová — introductory word, Vilma Cibulková and Tomáš Töpfer — reading of the Arnošt Lustig texts

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26. 10. 2021

Church of St. Lawrence

Another evening of the festival will be guided by the laureate of MHS Prague Spring, solo pianist, sought-after chamber musician and increasingly acclaimed composer Adam Skoumal.

Adam Skoumal - piano recital

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5. 11. 2021

Church of St. Simon and Judy

Gustav Mahler was inspired to compose the song cycle The Boy's Magic Horn by a collection of German folk poetry compiled by two representatives of German Romanticism, Achim von Arnim and Clemens Brentano. 

PhilHarmonia Octet
Roman Janál

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7. 11. 2021

Estates Theater

Hans Krása's opera Brundibár about children and for children was not written in the concentration camp, but it was preformed almost sixty times in the Terezín ghetto.

Children's Opera Prague

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10. 11. 2021

Winternitz's villa

Lecture by doc. PhDr. Vojtěch Blodig, CSc., Deputy Director of the Terezín Memorial and PhDr. Zuzana Peterová about the Terezín ghetto during World War II and about everyday life in this difficult time and inhumane conditions. 

PhDr. Zuzana Peterová
doc. PhDr. Vojtěch Blodig, CSc.

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23. 11. 2021

Spanish Synagogue

As part of the Theresienstadt project

Bente Kahan, Ronen Nissan and the NFM Leopoldinum Orchestra

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18. ─ August 25, 2019

August 18, 2019, Sunday, 5:00 p.m.

Prague, HAMU (Martinů Hall)
The ceremonial opening of the second year of the ETERNAL HOPE festival
At the first festival concert, Virtuosi Brunenses will perform the String Trio for Violin, Viola and Cello by Gideon Klein, as well as Passacaglia and Fugue for String Trio by Hans Krása. The former will serve as a musical model for a ballet performance.

String Trio Virtuosi Brunensestrio – Lukáš Mik (violin), Stanislav Vacek (viola), Katarína Madariová (cello) & Ballet soloists Josef Kajetán Tyl Theater in Pilsen

August 19, 2019, Monday, 8:00 p.m.

Prague, Rudolfinum (Suk Hall)
Compositions by Zikmund Schul, Erwin Schulhoff, Leoš Janáček and Antonín Dvořák
The trio was formed in 2009 on the initiative of the violinist of the Wihan Quartet, Jan Schulmeister. Its members are renowned players. The first part of the concert is, with regard to the focus of the festival, composed of works from the first half of the 20th century. In addition to compositions by Zikmund Schul and Erwin Schulhoff, we can hear an adaptation of the first String Quartet (Tolstoy's initiative "Kreutzer's Sonata") in the form for a piano trio (adapted by Miloš Štědroň). In the second half, on the other hand, the ensemble will present a traditional repertoire composition, Piano Trio No. 4 in E minor "Dumky" Op. 90 Antonín Dvořák.

Petrof Piano Trio

19:00 introductory word to the program

August 20, 2019, Tuesday, 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Terezín, House of Culture
Concerts as part of the International Youth Encounters in Terezín event. This event is in collaboration with Institute of Terezín Composers

17:00 Black Oak Ensemble

19:00 Brno Children's Choir

August 21, 2019, Wednesday, 6:00 p.m.

Terezín, House of Culture
Concert to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of Gideon Klein
The concert will feature two of Gideon Klein's most mature compositions, the Piano Sonata (Ivo Kahánek) and the String Trio for Violin, Viola and Cello (Virtuosi Brunenses). The latter will serve as a musical model for a ballet performance.

Ivo Kahánek – piano
Virtuosi Brunenses – Lukáš Mik (violin), Stanislav Vacek (viola), Katarína Madariová (violoncello) & Ballet soloists Josef Kajetán Tyl Theater in Pilsen

August 22, 2019, Thursday, 8:00 p.m.

Prague, Municipal House (Grégr Hall)
Compositions by Viktor Ullmann, Pavel Haas, Erwin Schulhoff, Hans Winterberg and Rudolf Karel
Irena Troupová – soprano
Jan Dušek – piano

August 23, 2019, Friday, 8:00 p.m.

Prague, Rudolfinum (Suk Hall)
Compositions by Erwin Schulhoff, Gideon Klein, Viktor Ullmann and Antonín Dvořák
The concert of the Bennewitz Quartet is a representative cross-section of chamber music of the Central European cultural context of the first half of the 20th century. The ensemble will perform compositions by Erwin Schulhoff, Gideon Klein, Viktor Ullmann and Antonín Dvořák. The latter, leaning towards Beethoven, Schubert or Brahms, became a significant source of inspiration for the entire rising generation. Today, the world-famous Schulhoff is famous for his compositional perfection, musical joke combined with dance rhythm, tasteful irony and modern elegance. His Five Pieces for String Quartet is one of the characteristic reminders of the post-war penetration of jazz and dance music into "classical art". The fantasy and fugue for young Gideon Klein's string quartet will sound as a reminder of the author's centenary. Viktor Ullmann's String Quartet No. 3 (the author's only surviving string quartet) will captivate the audience with its depth and expressiveness. Schönberg's influence is evident in this work.

Bennewitz quartet

August 25, 2019, Sunday, 8:00 p.m.

Prague, Church of St. Simon and Judy
Compositions by Gideon Klein, Hans Krása, Gustav Mahler, Bohuslav Martinů and Eric Whitacre
The festival concert presents at least two interesting dramaturgical units. Immediately after each other, a selection from the famous Martinů cycle of the Czech Madrigal (1939) and a pair of Klein's choirs (1942/43) will be heard. The different works, which belong to one time period, are supplemented by the Theme with Variations (1936) for the string quartet by the composer Hans Krása. The second attractive act will be a selection from the songs of Gustav Mahler in a lesser-known arrangement for a mixed choir (the author of the arrangements is Clytus Gottwald). The concert will be performed with the composition Five Jewish Love Songs by the contemporary American composer and conductor Eric Whitacre (version with accompaniment for string quartet).
Martinů Voices
Lukáš Vasilek – choirmaster
Bennewit quartet

19-22 August 2019

International Youth Encounters in Terezín
The program includes thematic lectures and workshops, student conferences and artistic performances.
Implemented in cooperation with Teresin composer institute.

August 19 - 26, 2018

August 20, 2018, Monday, 8:00 p.m.

P. Haas, L. Bernstein, V. Ullmann, G. Klein, L. Janáček

Piano: Ivo Kahánek
Clarinet: Irvin Venys
Prague, Rudolfinum - Suk Hall

August 21, 2018, Tuesday, 8:00 p.m.

V. Ullmann, G. Klein, B. Martinů
Piano: Renan Koen
Prague, Municipal House

August 22, 2018, Wednesday, 4:00 p.m.

V. Ullmann, G. Klein, B. Martinů
Piano: Renan Koen
Terezín, House of Culture

August 22, 2018, Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.

String trios and quartets
G. Klein, V. Ullmann, E. Schulhoff, A. Dvorak
Wihan Quartet
Terezín, Magdeburg Barracks

August 23, 2018, Thursday, 7:00 p.m.

V. Ullmann, G. Klein, P. Haas
Author of the show, bass baritone: Jiří M. Procházka
Terezín, House of Culture

August 24, 2018, Friday, 8:00 p.m.

L. Bernstein, G. Gershwin, A. Copland, E. W. Korngold
Czech Radio Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Jan Kučera

Prague, Rudolfinum - Dvořák Hall

August 26, 2018, Sunday, 8:00 p.m.

G. Mahler, R. Wagner, D. Shostakovich
Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra
Conductor: Lorenzo Viotti
Cello: Gautier Capuçon
Prague, Rudolfinum - Dvořák Hall

Archive - program of the festival prologue: year 2017

23. VIII. Terezín - House of Culture, 18:00

Hans Beauty: A theme with variations
Pavel Haas: Studies for String Orchestra
Gideon Klein: Partita for string orchestra
Erwin Schulhoff: Doppio concert for flute, piano and orchestra
Jan Kučera, conductor
Petra Benešová, flute
Veronika Böhmová, piano
PKO - Prague Chamber Orchestra

24. VIII. Terezín - Magdeburg Barracks, 18:00

Hans Krása: Passacaglia and fugue for string trio
Gideon Klein: Fantasy and fugue for string quartet
Viktor Ullmann: String Quartet No. 3
Pavel Haas: String Quartet No. 2 "From the Monkey Mountains"
Graff Quartet

26. VIII. Prague - Church of St. Simon and Judy, 7:30 p.m.

Pavel Haas: Sad scherzo
Hans Krása: Overture for small orchestra
Viktor Ullmann: Concerto for piano and orchestra
Vojtěch Spurný, conductor
Ivo Kahánek, piano
PKO - Prague Chamber Orchestra

27. VIII. 2017 Prague - Wallenstein Garden (Sala terrena), 18:00

Viktor Ullmann: Broken Pitcher, overture to the opera
Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 1 in D major
Ion Marin, conductor
Czech Radio Symphony Orchestra

29. X. 2017 Terezín, Cultural House Terezín

Gideon Klein, Viktor Ullmann: Piano Sonatas
Bohuslav Martinů: Spring in the Garden
Piano: Renan Koen
Terezín, Terezín House of Culture

31. X. 2017 Prague - Rudolfinum, 19:00

B’nai B’rith Europe Convention Gala Dinner
David Mareček, Director General, Czech Philharmonic
Tomáš Kraus, President, B’nai B’rith Renaissance Prague
Olga Menzelová, Film Producer

Music Performance by
Ivo Kahánek: Piano sonata from Gideon Klein

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

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