Sante Fe: Art, Architecture Opera & More  | Osher Marin Jewish Community Center

Sante Fe: Art, Architecture Opera & More 

July 9 - 15, 2018

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Spend 6-days/5-nights in a desert oasis where the earth climbs to the skies by way of adobe buildings and the Sangre de Cristo mountains – Santa Fe!

Understand why New Mexico is called “The Land of Enchantment” by experiencing its stunning Landscapes, fascinating History, traditional and innovative Cuisine, diverse collection of Art & Art Galleries, unique Architecture and, of course, the renowned Santa Fe Opera. Two (maybe three?) wonderful performances await! Bizet’s exotic Les Pecheurs de Perles (“The Pearl Fishers”), Puccini’s heart-breaking La Boheme, and an option to see Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte. Enrich the opera-going experience with Pre-Show Lectures, a Private Backstage Tour and an Exclusive Production Discussion to learn how Santa Fe Opera creates the magic onstage. In 2018, we had a private meeting with the Director of Props. In 2019, will we explore sets, …costumes, …make-up?  Come and find out!

Visit interesting sites and gain fascinating insights with an exciting Excursion to Taos & Chimayo, plus three Private Guided Tours, including a City Tour by Open-Air Tram, The Art of La Fonda Tour and a Canyon Road Stroll. With Free Time enjoy countless shops, museums & galleries in the U.S.’ 3rd Largest Art Market

Plus, attend one of the most popular events of the yearThe International Folk Art Market – a celebration of folk art, music & food from around the globe. This, the largest folk art market in the world, led to Santa Fe’s designation as a UNESCO City of Folk Art.  More than 150 select artists from over 60 countries travel to historic Santa Fe where visitors gather to admire and buy distinct folk art forms that express the world’s diverse cultures.  Sales at the Market directly benefit artists, their families and help sustain communities worldwide.  Visitors attending the Market enjoy ethnic foods, artists’ demonstrations, international performances, and educational activities – a global experience in a few hours!  

Join in one or more of our Optional Activities, each offering a unique experience: 1) No-Host Dinner Pre-Pecheurs Dinner (Southwestern); 2) Delight in a Simply Santa Fe Cooking Class culminating in lunch; 3) New in 2019!  No-Host French Dinner; 4) Attend a 3rd lecture & opera – Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte; and 5) New in 2019!  Extend your stay with our optional Sunday Extension to experience more interesting, fun and delicious activities!

Led by opera instructor and arts maven, James Sokol, the trip promises to be a magical mixture of art, architecture, opera, history, food & fun!

See highlights of our past Santa Fe Trips:

July 2011

July 2010

July 2009

To hear a moment from each of the operas to be seen on our 2019 Santa Fe Trip, please click each title below: 

The Pearl Fishers - “The Friendship Duet” sung by tenor Matthew Polenzani & baritone Mariusz Kwiecien


La Boheme – “Musetta’s Waltz” sung by soprano Hei Kyung Hong


Cosi Fan Tutte –  The trio “Soave sia il vento” sung by baritone Nicolas Rivenq, soprano Miah Persson and mezzo-soprano Anke Vondung


Cultural Arts Trips offered by the Osher Marin JCC are open to all.

JCC Members and non-members; people of all backgrounds and faiths,

residents of Marin and beyond…

…all are invited to join in these enriching cultural programs.


For information on this and other upcoming Cultural Arts Trips

please contact James Sokol at 415.444.8017 or