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Cape Symphony presents Our Band Celebrates Burt Bacharach

  • Jul 30, 2023 @ 7:30pm

Our Band’s award-winning songs draw from every imaginable source. From the classics, to Gershwin and Tin Pan Alley to Appalachia to Eastern Europe and even the spine-tingling harmonies of the Everly Brothers and song-craft of Burt Bacharach, Our Band’s Sasha Papernik and Justin Poindexter are equal parts songwriters and musical archeologists.

They are thrilled to present a program of their new repertoire (2021 and 2022 finalists for the International MerleFest and NewSong Songwriting Competitions) as well as the music that inspires them, all served with wit, virtuosity, and close harmony.

Our Band Celebrates Burt Bacharach

Award-winning Americana duo Our Band (Sasha Papernik and Justin Poindexter) lead a concert honoring the legacy of American songwriter, Burt Bacharach. The composer of “Walk on By,” “Anyone Who Had a Heart,” “Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head,” “Wishin’ and Hopin’” and many, many more classic hits, Bacharach's unique melodies and innovative rhythms redefined American popular music. Our Band reimagines his legacy, delivering creative interpretations of Bacharach’s best, alongside their own award-winning original music and wide-ranging repertoire, all delivered with their quick wit, virtuoso style and airtight harmonies.

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Our Band will win your heart. Sasha Papernik and Justin Poindexter bring their award-winning songwriting and bold interpretations to a rich Americana soundscape. With their airtight harmonies, irreverent humor, and astounding instrumental virtuosity, the pair’s restless creativity knows no bounds - both in concert and in their unique music videos. Together, they have performed for audiences in some of the world’s greatest venues, from Carnegie Hall to Lincoln Center to the Smithsonian Museum of American Art. In 2018-19 they toured Poland, Germany and Estonia as ambassadors of American music for U.S. State Department. Their debut album, featuring American music legend David Amram, was released to critical acclaim in 2021. Songs in their new “Our Band: Live Studio Sessions” project featuring steel guitarist Cindy Cashdollar have won finalist places in this year’s MerleFest and New Song songwriting competitions.

Vocalist and pianist/accordionist Sasha Papernik is a classically trained pianist and first generation Russian-American. The Washington Post calls her “uncommonly attractive and entertaining…managing a comfortable balance of the formal and the casual." Drawing on her dual heritage, she uses her wide range of talents to present concerts spanning genres and continents. Her self-released bilingual album, "Victory," has been hailed by reviewers as "unparalleled in its aesthetics and musical elegance" (Indiemunity). Her bilingual concert, “I Speak Music," has toured New York City schools for The Center For Arts Education, Lincoln Center Education, and Carnegie Hall. Sasha is a graduate of Wellesley College and the Manhattan School of Music.

Guitarist and vocalist Justin Poindexter was raised in North Carolina, the son of a country singer and a schoolteacher. Specializing in American Roots music, including folk, blues, country and traditional jazz, his 2014 album with the Amigos, “Diner in the Sky,” won Americana Album of Year from the Independent Music Awards. Justin has performed with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, David Amram, Ken Peplowski, Bria Skonberg, Ranger Doug, Nellie McKay, Catherine Russell, and Jon Batiste among many others, and has travelled extensively overseas for the American Music Abroad program. He co-designed and leads Jazz at Lincoln Center’s global outreach concert initiative, “Let Freedom Swing,” which receives 600 performances annually. Justin is a graduate of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.

John Weltman Outdoor Performance Pavilion
Sunday, July 30 at 7:30pm
Tickets $35, $30 for Members, $33 for Seniors/Veterans

Rain Date Policy: In the event of a cancellation due to weather the show will be rescheduled if possible. All ticket holders will be contacted directly.


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