A Boston-based period music ensemble takes you behind the scenes of their work. To learn more about Grand Harmonie, visit http://www.grandharmonie.org. Video filmed and edited by Dave Jamrog.
"Ni hao, Zheng Zhao," Music Director Lawrence Golan said into the microphone at the beginning of Concert #1. The audience erupted into applause so uproarious that it felt like a sporting event, not a classical music concert.
Conductor Lidiya Yankovskaya watched the news and was ready to scream. As the refugee crisis mounts globally, but especially in the Middle East and Europe right now, American politicians and pundits voice xenophobic, anti-immigrant rhetoric with increasing volume.