By Brad Turner, Colorado Public Radio
Conductor Lawrence Golan, the music director of the Denver Philharmonic, recently received an unusual offer from a company that owns and manages concert halls in China.
They asked him to do a 24-day concert tour of the country. And to bring an orchestra.
Golan said yes. Then he had to organize it.
A 24-day international tour is a huge feat for any orchestra. It’s an especially big feat for the Denver Phil, a group of mostly unpaid musicians that puts on just six concerts a year.