Virtual Recital: The Jane Austen Playlist

Join us for an exquisite evening of music Jane Austen knew and loved, performed live and enjoyed from the comfort of your own home.

Wednesday 15 June
8:00pm — 9:00pm

Join us for a delightful, relaxing evening of live music, performed by Laura Klein, founder of The Jane Austen Playlist.

Performing live from her home, Laura will entrance us with music from the Austen family music books, including pieces written out in Jane’s own hand.

View the programme…


Date: Wednesday 15 June

Time: 8pm – 9pm (British Summertime)

Location: This event will take place on Zoom. Join us from the comfort of your own home!

Tickets: £6.50 

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💻 This event will take place on Zoom. Please provide a valid email address, as you will be emailed a link to join the tour in the run up to the event. 

🎫 If you are joining as a group or household, please buy one ticket for each person attending.  All proceeds go towards the upkeep of the Museum. 

Timings are given in UK time (British Summertime) – please do check what the event time is in your territory, to ensure you log in at the right time. 

💃 This is a fringe event of Jane Austen Regency Week

The Jane Austen Playlist, founded by Laura Klein in 2019, is a historical music project featuring the music of the Austen family in digitized notations, companion recordings, and dramatically narrated performances. Containing over 600 songs and pieces for various instruments, this collection of 18 manuscripts comprises printed and handwritten works curated over time by the female members of the Austen family, several in Jane Austen’s own hand.

Recent and upcoming performance programs include The Themes and Variations of Scottish Airs, Love and Music of Regency England, and Songs of Friendship in Regency England. The Jane Austen Playlist: Pride and Prejudice will be a featured performance at the Jane Austen Society of North America’s Annual General Meeting in October 2023. More information, including recordings, score details, and performances, is available on Facebook and Instagram.

Laura Klein (Pianist) is a US-based performer, educator, and researcher of early keyboard music and performance practice. She earned her Master of Music in Piano Pedagogy and Performance from Westminster Choir College and her Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from Mars Hill University; she is an alumna of the acclaimed Brevard Music Center and the International Scholar Laureate Program through the Juilliard School of Music. She has performed throughout the USA, Canada, Austria, and the Czech Republic in venues such as Avery Fisher, Carnegie Hall, Wiener Musikverien, and Boettcher Concert Hall. Former faculty at Westminster Choir College, the American Boychoir School, and Walla Walla University, Laura currently serves on faculty at Colorado Christian University in Denver, Colorado, where she lives with her husband and daughter.

A pianist and avid Jane Austen enthusiast her whole life, The Jane Austen Playlist combines her zeal for classical era music and all things Jane Austen; in the fall of 2022, she will begin a Ph.D in Musicology at University of Colorado Boulder, where she will be focusing on the music contained in the Austen family music collection.