MINNESOTA ORCHESTRA,
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH CLASSICAL MOVEMENTS,
TO EMBARK ON FIRST TOUR BY A PROFESSIONAL
U.S. ORCHESTRA TO SOUTH AFRICA,
PERFORMING IN FIVE CITIES IN HONOR OF
NELSON MANDELA CENTENARY: AUGUST 8-19, 2018

TOUR TO INCLUDE WORLD PREMIERE OF HARMONIA UBUNTU
BY SOUTH AFRICAN COMPOSER BONGANI NDODANA-BREEN

 
Minnesota Chorale to join tour for performances of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony in Johannesburg and Soweto,
singing alongside South Africa’s Gauteng Choristers and South African vocal soloists   

Minnesota Orchestra President and CEO Kevin Smith, in partnership with Classical Movements, announced today that Music Director Osmo Vänskä and the Minnesota Orchestra will embark on a five-city tour to South Africa from August 819, 2018—the first visit by a professional U.S. orchestra to the country—in connection with a world-wide celebration of the late Nobel Peace Prize-winning South African leader and human rights advocate Nelson Mandela on the centenary of his birth.

The Grammy-winning Orchestra will perform the world premiere of a musical work, specially commissioned by Classical Movements’ Eric Daniel Helms New Music Program, as a tribute to Mandela. Internationally acclaimed South African composer Dr. Bongani Ndodana-Breen has written the tribute, titled Harmonia Ubuntu, which will feature South African soprano Goitsemang Oniccah Lehobye.

Minnesota audiences will be the first to experience the “Music for Mandela” project as part of the Orchestra’s annual Sommerfest (July 13–August 1), which will explore musical expressions of peace, freedom and reconciliation in ten concerts at Minneapolis’ Orchestra Hall, including an International Day of Music. Vänskä and the Orchestra will subsequently depart for a five-city tour of South Africa, featuring performances in Cape Town, Durban, Pretoria, Soweto and Johannesburg. The tour will bring together South African and American artists performing large-scale concerts in colleges, city halls and churches, as well as offering musical exchanges, residencies and side-by-side rehearsals with student groups.

“This is our chance to musically honor a great leader and to share music and goodwill across international borders,” said Smith. “It is a unique opportunity to bring cultures together through music, and we are honored to play a role in the Nelson Mandela centenary celebration.”

The tour will showcase music that derives from South African, American and European musical traditions, ranging from Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony to the world premiere tribute to Mandela by Ndodana-Breen. In Soweto, the Orchestra will perform the final movement of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony in the historic Regina Mundi Roman Catholic Church, joined by South African soloists, members of the Minnesota Chorale and the South Africa-based Gauteng Choristers. Classical Minnesota Public Radio will present a live broadcast of this historic program, as it did for both Minnesota Orchestra concerts in Cuba—the 2015 tour also arranged by Classical Movements.

The centenary of Mandela, who was born on July 18, 1918, will be celebrated across South Africa and around the globe in 2018. The Johannesburg-based Nelson Mandela Foundation, which works to preserve and perpetuate Mandela’s vision of freedom and equality for all, has planned nearly 50 projects during the centennial year that are designed to commemorate the Mandela legacy.

Sello Hatang, Chief Executive of the Nelson Mandela Foundation said, “Madiba’s centenary is about helping build a values-based society. Music has over the years played a key role in helping deliver democracy in South Africa. We hope that this initiative will play a role in highlighting the plight of the poor and the marginalized, and thereby build a more equal society.”

The tour is funded by generous contributions from an anonymous couple. Additional funding for the “Music for Mandela” project is provided by a consortium of corporations based in Minnesota that to-date includes: 3M, Ecolab, Land O’Lakes, Medtronic, Target, TCF, Thor Construction and U.S. Bank.

Minnesota Orchestra Board Chair Marilyn Carlson Nelson said, “We are immensely grateful to our individual and corporate donors for making this project possible. We live in an interconnected world, and the ‘Music for Mandela’ project underscores this idea, bringing together business support, community members, cultural interests and international performers to harness the power of music by commemorating an iconic visionary of our time.”

The tour is presented in partnership with Classical Movements, the international concert tour management company, which has worked extensively in South Africa since 1994.

Classical Movements President Neeta Helms said, “After working in South Africa since 1994, Classical Movements is very grateful that one of the top orchestras in the United States will make this historic, first-ever tour to South Africa. It is an enormous undertaking and a statement of the importance of Africa and the growth of orchestral music in this most choral of countries. This dynamic and visionary Orchestra is exactly the right musical ambassador to pave the way for others to follow.”

How it Began:

         The impetus for a Minnesota Orchestra tour to South Africa grew out of Music Director Osmo Vänskä’s experience conducting the young musicians of the South African National Youth Orchestra (SANYO) in 2014 to celebrate SANYO’s 50th anniversary celebration. The following year, Vänskä and the Minnesota Orchestra toured Cuba, which proved to be a profound experience for the organization, as conductor and musicians participated in musical exchanges with Cuban musicians. When the Orchestra adopted a new strategic plan in 2016, engaging in musical diplomacy through touring and residencies was identified as a defining part of the Orchestra’s character and an important means of fulfilling its mission of “enriching, inspiring and serving” its community.

“Conducting the students of SANYO was an unforgettable experience, and I knew then that I wanted to return to South Africa with the Minnesota Orchestra,” said Vänskä. “Music plays a central role in South African culture today, both choral music and a growing orchestral tradition, and we are excited to experience and be part of this movement.”

Playing Side-by-Side with Young Musicians:

          Side-by-side rehearsals are a regular part of the Minnesota Orchestra’s engagement work with young musicians, offering an opportunity for students to play next to their professional counterparts, sharing a music stand and rehearsal experience together. During the tour, Vänskä and the Minnesota Orchestra will engage in two side-by-side rehearsals with young musicians, the first in Cape Town with members of the Cape Town Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, an ensemble founded in 2004 to provide quality training for young musicians in the Western Cape. In Pretoria, Vänskä and the Orchestra will partner for an immersive residency with the South African National Youth Orchestra, an ensemble that draws talented young players from across South Africa and the continent of Africa. The residency will include a side-by-side rehearsal, masterclasses, and shared dinner experience, as well as opportunities for SANYO students to attend Orchestra rehearsals and concerts. The Orchestra will also partner with the University of Pretoria to offer exchanges and masterclasses with music students, and participate in additional education projects with the Cape Music Institute in Athlone and with young musicians in Umlazi Township.

Connecting Musical Traditions:

          The music performed on the tour will include South African, American and European musical traditions. Composer Bongani Ndodana-Breen has writing a new work for the occasion, which will be performed in all tour locations. According to Bernard Holland of The New York Times, Ndodana-Breen’s “delicately made music—airy, spacious, terribly complex but never convoluted—has a lot to teach the Western wizards of metric modulation and layered rhythms about grace and balance.” Scored for soprano and orchestra, the work features text by Mandela and is titled Harmonia Ubuntu.

Explains the composer, “Mandela was the exemplar of the African value of Ubuntu—the knowledge that one’s humanity is tied to the humanity of others.” South African soprano Goitsemang Oniccah Lehobye, who currently studies at the University of Michigan, will be the featured soloist. Harmonia Ubuntu is commissioned by Classical Movements for the Minnesota Orchestra and Osmo Vänskä in honor of the South Africa tour, as part of the Eric Daniel Helms New Music Program

Vänskä will also lead cornerstone works of the European orchestral repertoire including Beethoven’s Fifth and Ninth Symphonies, in alternating tour locales. In Johannesburg and Soweto, approximately 50 members of the Minnesota Chorale will join the tour to perform the choral finale to Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony alongside the Gauteng Choristers, an acclaimed South African ensemble, and a distinguished cast of South African soloists (see below). In Soweto, the Orchestra and choirs will perform a variety of African songs arranged for symphony orchestra and choir that are performed in local languages such as Xhosa, Zulu and Sotho, including Akhala Amaqhude Amabili, Ruri, Bawo Thixo Somandla and Usilethela uxolo.

“It is such a humbling feeling for Gauteng Choristers to be part of this performance. The choir will not only be part of making memorable music with one of the most respected orchestras worldwide, but we will also be honoring our most internationally revered icon, President Nelson Mandela,” said conductor Sidwell Mhlongo. “The Ode to Joy is one of the most recognizable pieces by Beethoven, and it will be a great pleasure to honor Madiba with such a universally-appealing piece which expresses joy through suffering. We are also looking forward to performing a variety of African songs. The concert will highlight the meeting of African and Western cultures in perfect harmony.”

Said Minnesota Chorale Artistic Director Kathy Saltzman Romey, “The Minnesota Chorale is thrilled to partner with the Minnesota Orchestra and the Gauteng Choristers on this very special project. It is an honor for us to celebrate the historic work and impact of Nelson Mandela and to affirm the value of international exchange and collaboration through Beethoven’s inspirational Ninth Symphony.”

Minnesota Orchestra Touring History:

            The Minnesota Orchestra’s touring history dates back nearly to the Orchestra’s founding in 1903. The ensemble was nicknamed “the Orchestra on Wheels” early on because of its frequent and lengthy cross-country train travel.  In 1929 and 1930, the Orchestra performed back-to-back tours in Cuba, and in 1957 it embarked on a State Department-sponsored tour of the Middle East, including visits to Iran, Iraq and Pakistan, among other countries. During his tenure, Osmo Vänskä has led the Orchestra on five European tours, featuring performances in the world’s music capitals including Berlin, London and Vienna. In May 2015, he conducted the Orchestra in two concerts in Cuba, a visit also arranged by Classical Movements, and the ensemble became the first American symphony orchestra to visit Havana following a 2014 thaw in diplomatic relations between the two countries. The August South Africa tour marks the Orchestra’s first visit to Africa.

SOUTH AFRICAN TOUR

Following Sommerfest, the Orchestra’s tour to South Africa will launch in Cape Town on August 10, where Vänskä and the Orchestra will perform in the historic City Hall, which houses the balcony where Mandela addressed tens of thousands of people just hours after being freed from prison in 1990. The ensemble will next travel across South Africa to Durban, a coastal city in the East located on the Indian Ocean, for a performance in its City Hall. The final three tour stops are in close proximity to each other, all located in Gauteng province: Johannesburg, South Africa’s largest city; Pretoria, where the Orchestra will perform at the University of Pretoria as part of the University’s Music Enrichment Festival; and Soweto, the historic township where Nelson Mandela lived in the 1940s and ’50s and from which much of the struggle against apartheid was fought. The Orchestra will perform in Regina Mundi Roman Catholic Church, a historic venue that provided shelter to anti-apartheid activists and groups during the apartheid era and was the site of Truth and Reconciliation hearings in the 1990s.


Classical Movements Presents…
In Association with the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra  

MINNESOTA ORCHESTRA IN CAPE TOWN

Friday, August 10, 2018, 8 p.m. / Cape Town City Hall, Cape Town

Osmo Vänskä, conductor
Goitsemang Oniccah Lehobye, soprano

SIBELIUS                                           En Saga

NDODANA-BREEN                          Harmonia Ubuntu

BERNSTEIN                                      Overture to Candide

BEETHOVEN                                      Symphony No. 5

Tickets: Available via Computicket

Side-by-Side Rehearsal:
CAPE TOWN PHILHARMONIC YOUTH ORCHESTRA and MINNESOTA ORCHESTRA

Saturday, August 11, 2018 / ArtScape, Cape Town


Classical Movements Presents…
In Association with the KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra  

MINNESOTA ORCHESTRA IN DURBAN

Sunday, August 12, 2018, 5 p.m. / City Hall, Durban

Osmo Vänskä, conductor
Goitsemang Oniccah Lehobye, soprano 

SIBELIUS                                           En Saga

NDODANA-BREEN                          Harmonia Ubuntu

BERNSTEIN                                      Overture to Candide

BEETHOVEN                                      Symphony No. 5

Tickets: Available via Computicket

Side-by-Side Rehearsal:
SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL YOUTH ORCHESTRA and MINNESOTA ORCHESTRA 

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 / Aula Theatre, Pretoria


Classical Movements Presents…
In Association with the University of Pretoria and the Pretoria Symphony Orchestra

MINNESOTA ORCHESTRA IN PRETORIA

Thursday, August 16, 2018, 7:30 p.m. / Aula Theatre, University of Pretoria, Pretoria

Osmo Vänskä, conductor
Goitsemang Oniccah Lehobye, soprano

SIBELIUS                                           En Saga

NDODANA-BREEN                          Harmonia Ubuntu

BERNSTEIN                                      Overture to Candide

BEETHOVEN                                      Symphony No. 5

Tickets: Available via Computicket


Classical Movements Presents…

MINNESOTA ORCHESTRA IN SOWETO

Friday, August 17, 2018, 7 p.m. / Regina Mundi Roman Catholic Church, Soweto

Osmo Vänskä, conductor
Goitsemang Oniccah Lehobye, soprano
Minette du Toit-Pearce, mezzo
Siyabonga Maqungo, tenor
Njabulo Madlala, bass-baritone
Gauteng Choristers
Minnesota Chorale

SIBELIUS                                                                                         En Saga

NDODANA-BREEN                                                                          Harmonia Ubuntu

BEETHOVEN                                                                                      Symphony No. 9 (final movement)

TRADITIONAL/arr. Khumalo/orch.Van Dijk                             Akhala Amaqhude Amabili (for chorus and orchestra)

MATYILA/arr. Khumalo                                                                  Bawo Thixo Somandla (for chorus)

MOERANE/arr. Cock                                                                       Ruri (for chorus and orchestra)

MAVI/arr. Mxadana/orch. Kuusisto                                             Usilethela uxolo (Nelson Mandela) (for chorus and orchestra)

Tickets: Available via Computicket

Classical Minnesota Public Radio will present a live broadcast of this program.


Classical Movements Presents…
In Association with the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra and the Johannesburg Festival Orchestra

MINNESOTA ORCHESTRA IN JOHANNESBURG

Saturday, August 18, 3 p.m. / City Hall, Johannesburg

Osmo Vänskä, conductor
Goitsemang Oniccah Lehobye, soprano
Minette du Toit-Pearce, mezzo
Siyabonga Maqungo, tenor
Njabulo Madlala, bass-baritone
Gauteng Choristers
Minnesota Chorale

BERNSTEIN                                      Overture to Candide

NDODANA-BREEN                           Harmonia Ubuntu

BEETHOVEN                                      Symphony No. 9

Tickets: Available via Computicket

For more information, please visit the Minnesota Orchestra’s microsite: minnesotaorchestra.org/satour


BIOGRAPHIES

Led by Music Director Osmo Vänskä, the Grammy Award-winning Minnesota Orchestra is recognized as one of America’s leading orchestras. Founded in 1903, it performs nearly 175 concerts each year, with 300,000 attending. It is heard widely through award-winning recordings—including symphonic cycles featuring Beethoven, Sibelius and Mahler—as well as through weekly radio broadcasts and regular international tours, most recently including a historic visit to Cuba. The Orchestra is committed to forging strong links with its community, connecting with more than 85,000 music-lovers annually through family concerts and educational programs. It makes its home at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Finnish conductor Osmo Vänskä, the Minnesota Orchestra’s tenth music director, is recognized for his compelling interpretations of the standard, contemporary and Nordic repertoires. Since joining the Orchestra in 2003, Vänskä has drawn acclaim for concerts both at home and abroad. He has led the ensemble in recording symphonic cycles of Beethoven, Sibelius and, now, Mahler. According to The New Yorker, his Beethoven recordings offer “…some of the most vivid Beethoven playing on the market” and his recording of Sibelius’ First and Fourth Symphonies won a 2014 Grammy Award for Best Orchestral Recording. Vänskä began his career as a clarinetist, holding posts with the Helsinki and Turku Philharmonics. In 1988 he become music director of the Lahti Symphony Orchestra, which he transformed into one of Finland’s flagship orchestras.

Programmed around the world—Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, Vancouver Opera Orchestra, Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, Belgian National Orchestra, KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic—Bongani Ndodana-Breen has received commissions from Wigmore Hall, SAMRO, Stellenbosch International Chamber Music Festival, Emancipation Festival of Trinidad & Tobago, Luminato Festival Toronto and Haydn Festspiele Eisenstadt for Haydn’s 200th anniversary. He is the composer of Winnie, the Opera, based on the life of Winnie Mandela, which premiered in 2011 to great acclaim at the State Theatre in Pretoria. In 2012, he was commissioned to write Mzilikazi: Emhlabeni, a sinfonia concertante for pianist Florian Uhling at the Johannesburg International Mozart Festival. Credo, his 2013 multimedia oratorio based on South Africa’s Freedom Charter, was commissioned by the University of South Africa and broadcast nationally on SABC-TV, in the presence of the President of South Africa. 2015 saw the world premiere of Three Orchestral Songs on Poems of Ingrid Jonker, which was commissioned for the Cape Town Philharmonic to mark the 50th anniversary of Jonker’s death. Named one of Mail & Guardian’s 200 Young South Africans, from 1999-2007, he served as Director of the Canadian new music organization Ensemble Noir, touring to Ghana, Nigeria and South Africa. Recordings of Ndodana-Breen’s music (“just as interested in giving pleasure as in opening people’s minds,” Globe and Mail) are available on Naxos’ Capriccio label and MSR Classics.

After several years singing major roles with the Black Tie Ensemble, soprano Goitsemang Oniccah Lehobye enrolled at the South African College of Music at the University of Cape Town in 2011, taking on roles such as “Mimi” in Puccini’s La Bohème. Goitsemang was also a soloist in Cape Town Opera’s Johan Botha Gala Concert in Johannesburg and, in 2012, with the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2013, she performed the role of “Donna Elvira” in Cape Town Opera/University of Cape Town’s Don Giovanni to critical acclaim, and won both the Mimi Coertse Singing Competition at the University of Pretoria, as well as Schock Foundation Prize for Singing at the University of Cape Town’s Baxter Theatre Centre. Last year, Goitsemang performed in the Cape Town Opera’s well-received production of Dominick Argento’s Postcard from Morocco and was invited to perform in an all-Strauss New Year’s Day concert in Helsinki, Finland.

Head of the Singing Department at Stellenbosch University, Minette du Toit-Pearce began singing lessons in 1993, under the tutelage of Magdalena Oosthuizen. She received the degrees BMus, BMus (Hons) and MMus (cum laude) specializing in singing. She completed the UNISA Teachers and Performance Licentiates (both cum laude) and received the DJ Roode Overseas Scholarship, the Gertrude Buchanan and Samro prizes during the UNISA bursary competitions. She was the overall winner of the ATKV Musiq competition, as well as winner of the singing category and the Mozart prize. She was named first runner-up in the Samro International Scholarship Competition and also won the prize for best performance of a prescribed work. In 2009, she was a finalist in the Kohn Foundation Wigmore Hall International Song Competition in London. She has attended several summer schools, such as Ticino Musica in Lugano and AIMS in Graz, receiving lessons from Barbara Bonney, Michelle Crider and Michelle Breedt. She regularly performs as a soloist in oratorio and is an accomplished singer of lieder, both locally and abroad. Minette has performed at several National Arts Festivals in South Africa (KKNK, Klein Karoo Klassique, AARDKLOP, US Woordfees, Cultivaria, Suidooster Fees and Greyton Genadendal Classics for All) and has been nominated for three KykNET Fiësta awards. In 2015, she travelled to France and sang several concerts with Ilse Schumann, the South African-born pianist who is based in Vienna. Minette regularly adjudicates at eisteddfodau and travels to Namibia and Zimbabwe on a regular basis for performances and masterclasses.

Siyabonga Maqungo has been singing all his life. Born in Soweto, he won the North West University Singing Competition in three consecutive years, 2009-12. Currently finishing his studies at North West University, under the guidance of Dr. Conroy Cupido, Siyabonga is a member of the FNB 20 Tenors. Under Richard Cock, this group has performed to great acclaim at RMB Starlight Classics in Johannesburg and Cape Town. He also won a scholarship to the Schleswig Holstein Festival Choir in Germany, which enabled him to work with Rolf Beck and Paul McCreesh—both in rehearsal and concert settings. Siyabonga has participated in masterclasses with the likes of Jeremy Ovenden, Kobie van Rensburg, Barbara Hill Moore and Paul McCreesh. During last year’s Johannesburg International Mozart Festival, Siyabonga took part in a masterclass with Josef Protschka and was chosen for a scholarship to study at the Musikhochschule in Cologne for one year. In 2009, he was chosen to sing at the Cricket ICC World Championships. He also sang for President Nelson Mandela’s birthday at Mandela Square in Sandton. Siyabonga has performed in Handel’s Acis and Galatea and Messiah, Rossini’s Stabat Mater, Roux’s Coming Home Cantata, Bach’s Magnificat and St. Matthew Passion, Coleridge-Taylor’s Hiawatha’s Wedding Feast and Mozart’s Requiem. He regularly performs with the Chamber Choir of South Africa.

Born in South Africa, Njabulo Madlala is the winner of the Kathleen Ferrier Competition, Lorna Viol Memorial Prize and Royal Overseas League Trophy for Most Outstanding Musician, Sir John Manduell Award for Outstanding South African Musician and a Worshipful Company of Musicians Award. Having studied under Robert Dean at the Guildhall School and at the Cardiff International Academy of Voice, Njabulo was also a Britten-Pears Young Artist and a Samling Foundation Scholar. Since graduating from Guildhall, select roles have included: “Don Fernando” in Fidelio, “Bello” in La Fanciulla del West, “Schaunard” in La Bohème for Opera Holland Park, “Moralès” in Carmen for Dorset Opera, “Peachum” in Threepenny Opera at Hawaii Performing Arts Festival, “Rangwan” in Koanga at Sadler’s Wells, “Porgy” in Porgy and Bess at the Cheltenham Festival. With Sarah Walker, Njabulo has made a special study of recital repertoire, appearing at Wigmore Hall, Ravinia and the Oxford Lieder Festival. His concert highlights include Bach’s Ich habe genug with the Ten Tors Orchestra and Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Vladimir Jurowski. With the KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic, Njabulo has appeared under Arjan Tien and Richard Cock. Njabulo’s recent engagements have included “Scarpia” in Tosca for Grange Park Opera, Beethoven’s Choral Symphony with Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Messiah with Philharmonia Orchestra, Elijah at Snape Maltings, as well as title roles in Don Giovanni for Mid Wales Opera and Dido and Aeneas at the Wimbledon Festival. His broadcasts include “In Tune” for BBC Radio 3.

ABOUT CLASSICAL MOVEMENTS IN SOUTH AFRICA
Since 1994

Since the election of President Nelson Mandela, Classical Movements has arranged some 200 concerts throughout South Africa, collaborating with the Rainbow Nation’s great and famous orchestras and choirs. Over the last quarter-century, Classical Movements has taken more than 50 foreign ensembles, with touring parties between 40-210 musicians, across South Africa. In addition, Classical Movements has arranged extensive international tours for six South African choirs and given back nearly a quarter-million dollars to a diversity of South African causes: choir loft restoration in Alexandra, benefit concerts for Johannesburg’s orphans, workshops for Soweto’s choirs, instrument donations in the Eastern Cape, home construction in the Western Cape, home repair on Orange Farm, black rhino conservation. And through our Eric Daniel Helms New Music Program, Classical Movements has commissioned seven world premieres from leading South African composers like Stephen Carletti, Mokale KoapengPhelelani MnomiyaBongani Ndodana-Breen, Sibusiso Njeza and Qinisela Sibisi. In 2009, to celebrate 15 years of touring to South Africa, Classical Movements launched the Ihlombe! South African Choral Festival. The Zulu word for “applause,” apropos, Ihlombe! quickly became “the largest annual international choral gathering in the country” (Cape Times).

ABOUT CLASSICAL MOVEMENTS
Moving the Music, Changing the World

The premier concert tour company for the world’s great orchestras and choirs, Classical Movements creates meaningful cultural experiences through music in 145 countries. An industry leader for over a quarter-century, Classical Movements organizes more than 60 tours every year, producing some 200 concerts every season. Producer of two international choral festivals—Ihlombe! in South Africa and Serenade! in Washington, D.C.—and the Prague Summer Nights: Young Artists Music Festival, in addition, Classical Movements’ Eric Daniel Helms New Music Program has commissioned over 50 works from Grammy, Oscar and Pulitzer Prize-winning composers. Winner of Americans for the Arts’ BCA10: Best Businesses Partnering with the Arts Award, since its founding in 1992, as a truly global company, Classical Movements remains committed to facilitating cultural diplomacy across the world—promoting peace through the medium of music.

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