Colorado composer Ofer Ben-Amots talks Jewish tradition and song on ‘Hanukkah Reflections’

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Menorah with candles lit for night two of Hanukkah

Host Monika Vischer and Colorado composer Ofer Ben-Amots share in song and story celebrating the miracle of Hanukkah.

Over the course of two hours, Ben-Amots describes the history of the Festival of Lights and Hanukkah traditions, including the ever important latkes and donuts! The two explore important Jewish composers and the historic role of music in Judaism. Hear recordings from the largest collection of Jewish music in the world, the Milken Archive, along with Ben-Amots’ own music.

“The greatest symbol of Hanukkah is candles,” Ben-Amots reflects. “One little candle can bring light to darkness. And each one of us can be a light when everything around seems to be obscured by darkness.”

Tune in for a look at the meaning and history of Jewish songs and traditions on "Hanukkah Reflections."

When to hear it on CPR Classical:

December 3, 7 p.m.
December 5, 2 p.m.
December 9, 9 a.m.
December 11, 5 p.m.

Ofer Ben-Amots is a Professor of Composition at Colorado College in Colorado Springs.

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