“Classical Movements moves the music around the world”
-The Washington Post
-The Washington Post
Classical Movements is the premier concert tour company for the world’s great orchestras and choirs, creating meaningful cultural experiences through orchestra tours and choir tours with their music in 145 countries. An industry leader since 1992, we understand both the travel and the performance needs of professional symphony orchestras and choruses, as well as conservatory, university and youth ensembles. Producer of two international choir festivals—Ihlombe! in South Africa and Serenade! in Washington, D.C.—and the Prague Summer Nights: Young Artists Music Festival. Through our Eric Daniel Helms New Music Program, we’ve commissioned over 97 works from Grammy, Oscar, Pulitzer and MacArthur-winning composers. Since our founding in 1992, as a truly global enterprise, Classical Movements remains committed to facilitating cultural diplomacy across the world.
Now in 2022, there are positive signs of orchestra and choir tours slowly returning though at about fifty percent capacity. In the two years of Covid, Classical Movements led the way with several innovative projects and has been recognized for these. In 2020, after 40 orchestra and choir concert tours were canceled, Classical Movements led the way to be the first to present small live, in person, classical music concerts in the US. These were in the Secret Garden of our office, The Rectory on Princess Street with concerts from June to December 2020 and March to August 2021. We created our own Choir of Hope & Harmony as well as the Hope & Harmony Ensemble made up of professional musicians from 14 major orchestras. In addition, we launched many other programs like “Ossia”, a virtual educational program for orchestral students, and partnered to create a virtual choral Festival “Vox Virtual” and the celebrated Fanfares for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris featuring 14 celebrated orchestras across USA and conducted by Marin Alsop. Finally, by using our resources and expertise in the fields of music and travel, we have developed a wide range of national and international tours for individuals and small groups including itineraries highlighting the Civil Rights Journey.
As the world’s premiere concert tour company since 1992, Classical Movements has been providing both the travel and the concert arrangements for several of America’s top-tier orchestras: Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dallas, Minnesota, National, New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Seattle, St. Louis. International clients have included everyone from Dresden Staatskapelle to Wiener Philharmoniker, London Philharmonic to the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Royal Concertgebouw to Swedish Chamber, Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar and both YouTube Symphony Orchestras.Learn More About Our Orchestras
Since 1992, Classical Movements’ choral client list has named professionals such as VocalEssence and MasterVoices (né Collegiate Chorale), symphonic choruses from Atlanta to Oslo, Ivy League glee/alumni clubs at Harvard and Yale, big university choirs like Maryland, Michigan, Morgan State and William & Mary as well as sacred youth from Grace Cathedral to Church of the Transfiguration, secular ones from Young People’s Chorus of New York City to Los Angeles Children’s Chorus, boychoir academies from Pacific to Drakensberg and girls’ groups from Phoenix to Medicine Hat, Canada to Cape Town, South Africa to name but a few.Learn More About Our Choirs
Ever since 1992, across the entire globe, Classical Movements has been using the unbridled joy of music-making as a catalyst for true social transformation. With each concert tour and every music festival, we strive hard to remain responsible corporate citizens, not only through the organization and implementation of our clients’ participation in cultural diplomacy with large, but through our own kind of donations, exchanges, education and service.Explore Our Impact
While performing new music is a priority for all ensembles, commissioning new music is all too often out of reach for most non-profit groups. Thus, in 2006, Classical Movements endowed the Eric Daniel Helms New Music Program as a means to assist our loyal clients in the creation of brand-new works—both choral and orchestral, male and female voices—while also supporting the craft of contemporary composition worldwide.Explore Our Commissions