Adrienne Haan will be performing her show "Tehorah" at the Théâtre d'Esch in Esch-sur-Alzette, as well as at various venues in Poland, as part of Luxembourg's presidency of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA).
From 5 March 2019 to 5 March 2020, Luxembourg has assumed the presidency of the IHRA, an intergovernmental organisation grouping together 33 member countries. The purpose of the organisation is to promote Holocaust research and education as well as to perpetuate the memory of the victims of this genocide.
As part of this presidency, the German-Luxembourgish artist Adrienne Haan will be performing her Tehorah concert on 27 January 2020 at 20:00 at the Théâtre d'Esch in Esch-sur-Alzette. The date was chosen to coincide with International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Tehorah, which means "pure" in Hebrew, is a heartbreaking, promising musical story about war, loss, hope, love and forgiveness. The soirée contains German, Yiddish and Hebrew songs that were composed and written exclusively by Jewish composers and lyricists. At the same time, Tehorah is a historical-poetic portrait. First performed in Carnegie Hall in New York in 2015, the concert now commemorates the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau 75 years ago and sends out a sign of hope for peace.
The event has been organised in cooperation with MemoShoah Luxembourg asbl, the Foundation for the Memory of the Shoah in Luxembourg, the Luxembourg Delegation of the IHRA, the Committee for the Remembrance of the Second World War, the National Resistance Museum of Luxembourg, Luxembourg's Auschwitz Committee, the Witnesses of the Second Generation of Luxembourg, the Jewish Community in Esch-sur-Alzette, the Théâtre d'Esch and the Municipality of Esch-sur-Alzette. The concert is placed under the patronage of His Royal Highness Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg.
Prior to the Esch show, Adrienne Haan will be performing Tehorah, similarly in the context of the Luxembourg presidency of the IHRA, in the Nowy Teatr in Łódź, Poland on 28 August 2019, in Warszawa Singera at the Jewish Festival in Warsaw, Poland on 30 August 2019 and at the White White Synagogue in Wrocław, Poland on 31 August 2019. This tour, which features Benjamin Schaefer on the grand piano, is placed under the patronage of the Ambassador of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg to the Republic of Poland, Conrad Bruch. Sponsors include the Foundation for the Memory of the Shoah in Luxembourg, the Luxembourg Ministry of Culture and the Embassy of Luxembourg in Warsaw.