Between Two Worlds—
The Dybbuk at 100

June 2020–November 2020
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Chamber Music “Dybbuk” Preview—“Setting the Stage”

Montage Music Society
June 4, 2020 @ 7 pm
Temple Beth Shalom

Aaron Copland: Vitebsk (composed in Santa Fe), with introduction by Lois Rudnick
Joel Engel (arr. Ben-Amots): Original Incidental Music from The Dybbuk play
Ben-Amots: Nigun of the Seven Circles and Odessa Trio

Film & Lectures

Santa Fe Jewish Film Festival
September 13, 2020
Center for Contemporary Arts

11 am—Lecture preceding the film
Gabriella Safron, Stanford Professor of Jewish Studies and S. An-sky biographer
“The Dybbuk and Jewish Folklore”

Noon: Brown bag lunch

1 pm—Film: The Dybbuk (1937, digitally restored, 2017)

October 25, 2020 @ 3 pm
The Screen
Ron Duncan-Hart, Professor of Cultural Anthropology
“The Dybbuk in the Shtetl: An-Sky and the Jewish Ethnographic Expedition in the Pale of Settlement”

THE OPERA AT THE LENSIC: November 1, 2020

The Dybbuk: Between Two Worlds by composer Ofer Ben-Amots
A new production directed by Gail Springer

Ofer Ben-Amots’ works have been repeatedly recognized for their emotional and highly personal expression. The interweaving of folk elements with contemporary textures, along with his unique imaginative orchestration, creates the haunting dynamic tension that permeates and defines Ben-Amots’ musical language.

Lecture: 2–2:30 pm
Lois Rudnick, Author, with Ofer Ben-Amots, will provide a brief survey of The Dybbuk’s significance in the history of Jewish literature, theater, music, and film.

Performance: 3 pm (running time 90 minutes)

Performances of Ben-Amots' Opera to Date:
Montreal, Canada, 2008
Colorado Springs, CO, 2008
Denver, CO, 2008
Michelstadt, Germany, 2009
Houston, TX, 2011
Israel, Kfar Blum Music Festival, 2013
Pittsburgh, PA, Jewish Music Festival, 2014
Big Sky, MT, 2016
Palo Alto, CA, 2017

Dybbuk Centennial Program Committee
Lois Rudnick, Chair
Ofer Ben-Amots, Composer
Ron Duncan Hart, President, Jewish Federation of New Mexico
Debra Ayers, Director, Montage Music Society
Marcia Torobin, Director, Santa Fe Jewish Film Festival
Edward Borins, Board, Temple Beth Shalom
For further information contact Lois Rudnick: or Debra Ayers:

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Background photo copyright:
National Center for Jewish Film.