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2021-22 MINERVA by Suzanne Pasternak

2021 Fall Season
Jennifer Velva Bernstein Performance Hall
Saturday, Dec 11, 2021 at 7:30 PM (ET)

With Tom Leighton (keyboard), Jenica Hammett (singer), and Sandra Lean-Leighton (reader).

Join us for the book launch, reading, and concert celebrating Suzanne Pasternak’s new book Minerva, a dramatic and true cross border story that tells the tale of a young 17-year-old ship’s cook from 1878. Minerva McCrimmon was a famous heroine in both Oswego, New York and Prince Edward County, in Canada. The evening includes a reading of the story, and excerpts from Suzanne Pasternak’s folk opera Minerva. Suzanne is joined by Tom Leighton, keyboard, Jenica Hammett, singer and Sandra Lean-Leighton, reader.



Multi-talented Suzanne Pasternak is a singer, songwriter, performing and recording artist, author, producer, storyteller, lecturer, folklorist, marine historian, writer and documentary filmmaker.

Suzanne has spent over 33 years collecting oral histories in the field, filming and photo documenting her subjects. Her focus has been in Eastern Ontario, Canada and the various islands in Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. This work led her to create historically based folk operas, musicals, plays, 3 books, 2 documentaries and 2 albums. Suzanne also has a lecture series that she presents regionally.


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