Harmonia presents the traditional folk music of eastern Europe, ranging from the Danube to the Carpathians. Its repertoire reflects the cultures of this region: Hungarian, Slovak, Ukrainian, Romanian, Croatian, and Gypsy. Performing on authentic folk instruments and styled after turn-of-the-century East European Gypsy bands, their music is drawn from both the urban and rural traditions of Eastern Europe. The ensemble’s performances evoke the full range of human emotions, interspersing fiery, passionate virtuosity with soulful melancholy and nostalgic yearning. They have been called “obscenely talented” by the Folklore society of Washington D.C. and “a musical gem” by National Public Radio. The musicians come from varied East European backgrounds; in Harmonia they have found a common musical language.