I Speak Music: Songs of a First Generation Russian-American

I Speak Music: Songs of a First Generation Russian-American

Program Description:
“Human nature will not flourish, any more than a potato, if it be planted and replanted, for too long a series of generations, in the same worn-out soil. My children have had other birthplaces, and …shall strike their roots into unaccustomed earth." -Nathaniel Hawthorne, “The Custom-House"

Russian-American songwriter and pianist, Sasha Papernik, puts together a gorgeous bilingual program that features Scriabin, Prokofiev, Irving Berlin, Russian and American folk music and originals that represent her bicultural world as a first generation American. Her original music and performance style, influenced by the music of both cultures, flourishes in a unique language all it’s own. The program illustrates the truth that music is a language that is understood across cultures: music is a language that everyone speaks.

Watch a teaser video with live footage from Lincoln Center and an interview describing the interactive, bilingual concert. For booking and further details, contact Sasha Papernik through the contact button at the bottom of the page.