October20 2019 (Sun)
7:30 PM

Hesychasm – Music from Silence

Archaion Kallos 2019

Liechtenstein Palace (Malostranské sq.) - Gallery | Classical Music

60 minutes | Not available

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Date: October 20, 2019 | 19:30 (Sun)
Venue: Liechtenstein Palace (Malostranské sq.) - Gallery
Duration: 60 minutes
Status: Not available
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Group discount 10+ people

A magical combination of instrumental music and live electronics inspired by Orthodox spirituality

We invite you to visit the final concert of the festival which is traditionally concerned with hesychasm, stillness and inner silence. Close your eyes and let the music caress you. 


  • Arvo Pärt, Valentin Silvestrov, Michal Rataj (world premiere), st. John Koukouzelis, Byzantine chant and other


Jan Pudlák: piano
Kyriakos Kyriakou: piano
Philokallia Ensemble, artistic director: Marios Christou
Michal Rataj: live electronics

About the festival: 

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.


  • No intermission
  • Dress code: casual