A film about the festival of Soviet music in the USA and American music in Russia. The festival was attended by performers: Mignon Dunn, Joan Tower, Alexey Korneev, Bright Sheng, Shirley Verret and others. The organizers, famous people and participants of the festival speak about the festival. The film features symphonic, chamber, jazz and electronic music performed by Soviet and American musicians in concert halls in Russia and the United States. Musicians Paul Lansky, Eduard Artemiev, Gunther Schuller, Oleg Lundstrem during a conversation. They say (synchronously): conductor L. Barnstein, S. Caldwell, D. Metlock and others. The film features fragments of the modern opera "The Balcony" by Robert Di Domenic.