Musical Portraits series

Immerse yourself in a series of live musical performances coming to the Sydney Jewish Museum in 2024!

This year, our space will come alive with enchanting musical portraits of Jewish people and culture, through a lineup of diverse and internationally acclaimed artists. Audiences will be transported across the globe and through time during these evocative performances, each illuminating a different element of Judaism and Jewish life.

A ticket to events within this series includes complimentary refreshments, as well as a pass to explore the Museum and all of our exhibitions from 6pm, before the show starts at 7pm.


2024 upcoming programs



Thursday 4 April


Take a journey through history at the Museum with ROK Duo, on their inaugural Australian performance on their 2024 international tour. The Duo will transport you to the heart of 19th and 20th-century Eastern Europe, invoking the spirit of prewar Jewish Poland with their soul-stirring music. 


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Thursday 20 June


A delightful evening of chamber music with Notturno, an ensemble of flute, viola, and guitar, that will take you to the cosy salons of pre-war Europe. Throughout the evening, the ensemble will also showcase selected compositions by emerging Sydney composers – each highlighting a unique Jewish figure chosen by the artist.


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Ngapa William Cooper

Thursday 21 November


Ngapa William Cooper is an astounding and emotionally powerful new Australian work. It is based on the true story of Cooper’s protest and how a single voice for justice when standing up to the horrors of one of the darkest periods in human history, can have an impact on future generations.

Tickets for this event will be available from 6 June 2024. 



Lenka Lichtenberg: Thieves of Dreams

Thursday 5 December 



Accompanied by a small ensemble, Lichtenberg seamlessly combines music, poetry, and spoken word to provide a powerful and immersive multimodal experience while she delves into her own family’s Holocaust history, including her family’s experiences in Theresienstadt.

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 Past programs

The Miriam Lieberman Trio

Thursday 1 February



Miriam Lieberman is a Jewish artist known for her powerful voice and richly textured songwriting. Her intricate melodies, accompanied by the luscious harmonies of Susie Bishop and Lara Goodridge, moved and transported our audience.




Thank you to our sponsors:

Andre and Eva Jaku, Michael and Linda Jaku, The Henry Pollack Foundation and Arthur Lopes Miller.


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