With a view to the founding period of the upper middle-class Jewish family residence and its
Reopening as the House of Jewish Music in 2012, Director Eliah Sakakushev-von Bismarck summarized 117 years of Hanoverian history in his lecture. Visitors get lively insights behind the scenes of the magnificent cultural monument and its
Art objects. One focus of the tour is music as an expression of Jewish identity through the ages, and especially the role of the organ in Jewish worship. This is also accompanied by a critical examination of social developments in Jewish life. Other topics include the art history of the house, the family history of the former residents, and the organizational structure of Villa Seligmann today.
In addition, participants will get an artistic presentation of the in-house Sauer organ by the chief organist of the Marktkirche Hannover, Ulfert Smidt.