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Ofer Ben-Amots Profiled in Intermountain Jewish News

Colorado College Music Professor Ofer Ben-Amots is featured in an in-depth profile titled “From Israel to Colorado Springs: Music is a prayerful dance,” in the April 11 edition of the Intermountain Jewish News.

Ofer Ben-Amots Profiled in Intermountain Jewish News

Colorado College Music Professor Ofer Ben-Amots is featured in an in-depth profile titled “From Israel to Colorado Springs: Music is a Prayerful Dance,” in the April 11 edition of the Intermountain Jewish News.

In the article, Ben-Amots recounts how he first became acquainted with the piano: “My grandfather was Bulgarian and spent three years in an internment camp there during the Holocaust. In 1961, he was notified that he was entitled to reparation in the form of money, a car or a piano. He wanted the piano.”

Ben-Amots’s composition “From Darkness to Light,” first performed in January in a landmark collaboration with five of Colorado’s leading arts and cultural organizations, was featured in “Perpetual Beauty,” a collaborative performance between Ballet Nouveau Colorado, a professional dance company, and a handpicked ensemble of Colorado Symphony’s musicians, on April 19-21 in Denver.

Additionally, “The Dybbuk: Between Two Worlds,” another composition by Ben-Amots, will be performed by the Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival on April 25 and 28. The performance is part of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s “Music for the Spirit Festival.”