Archaion Kallos Festival 2021
Liechtenstein Palace (Malostranské sq.) - Gallery |
60 minutes |
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A distinct concert of the festival that is traditionally concerned with hesychasm, quietness and inner silence and the multi-sound music that evokes from it.
A. Knaifel: Confession
V. Silvestrov: Nostalghia
Slavomír Hořínka: Prayer inside (Soundscape composition)
Jan Trojan: Echo – sound Interventions and more
Andrea Mottlová: piano
Archaion Kallos International Festival of Orthodox Music invites you to a beautiful spiritual and musical experience. In its literal sense, the Greek expression “archaion kallos” means “ancient beauty,” but in the vocabulary of the Holy Fathers of the Eastern Christian Church, “archaion kallos” speaks of a certain archetype, an “original beauty;” that is to say, the beauty which man beheld in Paradise and which he experienced after Creation.
The association Philokallia (a word of Greek origin meaning “love of the beautiful”) gave this name to the first and only festival of Orthodox music in Prague because they perceive every act in sacred music, whether of composition or interpretation, as a kind of conscious or unconscious search for this pristine beauty, the Archaion Kallos.
The festival is held under the auspices of:
the Minister of Culture, Lubomír Zaorálek,
the Mayor of Prague 2, Jana Černochová,
the Ambassador of the Hellenic Republic H.E. Mr. Athanassios Paressoglou,
the Ambassador of the Republic of Cyprus, H. E. Mr. Antonios Theocharous
and with the blessings of
His Eminence Michal, Archbishop of Prague and the Czech Lands.
We look forward to seeing you and trust that this year’s festival will take us all a step closer to Archaion Kallos.
Complete program of the Festival Archaion Kallos
The Liechtenstein Palace was built on the grounds of five city houses in 1591 and rebuilt in Classical style in 18th cenutry. The princely family of Lichtensteins gradually lost interest in the Palace and sold it to the Earl of Ledebour. Later on, the Palace housed many different institutions, until finally in 1980´s it was acquired by the Academy of Musical Arts.
It was beautifully reconstructed and adjusted for the purposes of the Academy. Nowadays, the Liechtenstein Palace is literally full of music! The Liechtenstein Palace is protected as a cultural monument of the Czech Republic.
Look for the Lichtenstein Palace opposite St. Nicholas Church in Malostranské náměstí (Lesser Town Square).