How music helps restore dignity at Canada's most notorious prison
In mid-October, in a maximum security prison outside Kingston, Ont., three classical musicians prepared to give a very unusual concert.
Jonathan Crow is a violinist and concertmaster of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Joseph Johnson is the orchestra's principal cellist. Lukas Geniušas is an acclaimed concert pianist from Russia.
This world-class trio has never performed together outside of prison. They were brought to Millhaven Maximum Security Institution by a charitable organization called Looking at the Stars, which brings classical music to people in prisons and long-term care facilities.