The face of the festival is Vilém Veverka

One of the most successful Czech instrumentalists of his generation, oboist Vilém Veverka, became the face of this year's Everlasting Hope festival. With the same passion with which he uncompromisingly explores the limits of his instrument, this artist breaks his own limits on expeditions to the mountains. He is a type of performer who can present even demanding contemporary music so convincingly that it will appeal to a wide audience. His repertoire ranges from Baroque compositions to premieres of contemporary works and does not shy away from other musical genres. You will be able hear Vilém Veverka at the opening concert at the State Opera on October 14, where he will perform the Oboe and Strings Study by Pavel Haas - a composer executed in Auschwitz - accompanied by the orchestra. Another of the so-called Terezín composers will be introduced by the program that Veverka studied with his ensemble PhilHarmonia Octet. It will be a Divertimento for Gideon Klein's wind octet, which will be performed in conjunction with Gustav Mahler's song cycle The Boy's Magic Horn. Tickets for both concerts are available on the Ticketstream network. 

Vilém veverka
Vilém Veverka will introduce himself as a soloist and a member of the chamber ensemble PhilHarmonia Octet. (Credit)

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
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