Manchester Jewish Museum's former Synagogue
Part of We Remember Them In Verbs events (Museum Open Day).
Anna Lowenstein will take us on a musical journey of the heritage, sounds and feelings of the Klezmer tradition as she presents a solo concert of Klezmer music as part of the Manchester Jewish Museum’s Holocaust Memorial Day events.
Selecting a few favourites from the rich repertoire of the Klezmer fiddle tradition, Anna will explore the history and trajectory of the music from its roots in 17th century Eastern Europe through to the present day.
Anna will detail the complex history of Yiddish music and culture, placing it in its contexts through an engaging combination of storytelling and tunes. You are warmly welcome to share and listen with Anna in memory and solidarity for Holocaust Memorial Day.
To get a flavour of Anna’s performance, listen to her playing freylekhs from the collection of Moshe Beregovski at a secret library in London:
About Anna Lowenstein
Anna Lowenstein is a Klezmer fiddle player born and bred in North-East London. She has been studying Klezmer music for over ten years and is a sought after performer and teacher of the Klezmer fidl tradition both across the UK and amongst the international Klezmer scene.
Her love of storytelling and community engagement has lead her to work in a diverse range of settings both on and off stage including for Take Stock Exchange and the highly critically acclaimed production of Indecent at The Menier Chocolate Factory.
She is currently supported by Arts Council England and Asylum Arts to write her debut album which promises to be an engaging mix of original compositions, storytelling and local ethnography depicting the Jewish and musical identities of Stamford Hill London.
What you need to know
This performance may contain themes of war, conflict and prejudice.
Suitable for people aged 16+.
This event is organised as part of Manchester Jewish Museum’s Open Day, during which we’ll be marking Holocaust Memorial Day. You can read more about the full programmes of events here.
How to get here
We are located on Cheetham Hill Road, just 15 minutes’ walk from Manchester’s Victoria train station and 30 minutes’ walk from Manchester City Centre. We encourage you to use public transport when travelling to the museum. You can get here by bus, Metrolink or train. See all of your travel options on: https://www.manchesterjewishmuseum.com/your-visit/getting-here/
There is step free access to the museum entrance via a ramp, a lift to the first floor, level access throughout the ground floor and two accessible gender-neutral toilets. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org ahead of the event to arrange for any additional accessibility needs. For more access information visit https://www.manchesterjewishmuseum.com/your-visit/access/