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 70 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.
Orchestral and Choral Touring
Classical Movements organizes more than 60 concert tours each year, producing some 200 performances every season. Over the last quarter-century, our orchestral client list has numbered many of America’s top-tier symphonies (Baltimore, Cincinnati,Minnesota, National, St. Louis, etc.), international ensembles like the Royal Concertgebouw and Wiener Philharmoniker, as well as celebrated soloists such as Yo-Yo Ma, Joshua Bell and Lang Lang. Meanwhile, our choral clients have counted symphonic choruses from Atlanta to Oslo, professionals like VocalEssence, Collegiate Chorale and Calmus, as well as the most acclaimed Ivy League glee clubs, large university choirs, sacred youth ensembles, secular children’s ones, boychoir academies and girls’ groups.Learn More About Our Destinations
International Music Festivals
Producer of two choral festivals—Ihlombe! in South Africa and Serenade! in Washington, D.C.—and the Prague Summer Nights: Young Artists Music Festival in the Czech Republic, Classical Movements’ three international music festivals bring together many different cultures from all across the globe to deepen not only a collective musical understanding, but our shared humanity, too.Learn More About Our Festivals
New Music Commissions
Endowed in 2005, Classical Movements’ Eric Daniel Helms New Music Program exists to assist our non-profit 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. To date, more than 70 works from Grammy, Oscar, Pulitzer and MacArthur-winning composers from some 30 countries have been have been premiered at Carnegie Hall, Disney Hall, Kennedy Center and in Vienna, China, South Africa, Mexico and Argentina by ensembles ranging from children’s choirs to professional orchestras.Learn More About Our New Music
Since our founding in 1992, be it our own donations and exchanges or our clients’ education and service, Classical Movements proudly supports both the local economies of and performing arts sectors in all 145 countries to which we travel. Winner of Americans for the Arts’ BCA10: Best Businesses Partnering with the Arts Award, as a truly global enterprise, we remain committed to facilitating cultural diplomacy across all cultures, promoting peace through music.Learn More About Our Cultural Diplomacy