Musical Roots had its genesis in 2006 upon discovering a very old letter from Moscow written to my father and my attempt to locate its author. Born in Russia in 1922, my father died when I was quite young. Never having known him as an adult, and with my curiosity piqued, I began my quest to learn about his life and journey to America which traversed four continents. His story became my story-the impetus to explore my cultural heritage and influences. The culmination of this exploration (journey) inspired me to create a series of four stories relayed via musical narratives (recitals), as the proud daughter and sister of immigrants.