Whether organizing fundraising concerts for important global causes, providing scholarships and other financial aid to economically disadvantaged individuals and ensembles to participate in our festivals, or directly donating funds or musical equipment to organizations around the world, Classical Movements has raised and given back hundreds of thousands of dollars to numerous worthwhile charities and institutions, in an ongoing effort to help preserve those global cultures that are so meaningful to us.

  • Fundraising concerts and benefit events
  • Direct cash or in-kind gifts to musical organizations in need, here at home and abroad
  • Targeted donations to fund music teacher salaries or music school tuition
  • Donations to globally significant extra-musical causes, such as endangered species

Donations Spotlights

Serenade! Choral Festival

Since its inception in 2011, Classical Movements’ Serenade! Washington, D.C. Choral Festival has presented choirs from around the globe in the U.S. capitol each June and July, with a major focus on raising funds in a variety of innovative ways: sponsoring underfunded, yet culturally worthy ensembles—like Pihcintu, an all-girl, all-refugee girl choir—organizing benefit concerts, such as our annual fundraiser for the Welcome Table Choir (comprised of singers from Greater Washington’s homeless community), as well as other initiatives benefitting Oxfam, the Baltimore Symphony’s ORCHKids program and United Community Ministries in our hometown of Alexandria, Virginia, to name just a few. In 2017, the legendary Catalonian boy choir Escolania de Montserrat also participated in our celebration. After hearing Pihcintu perform the world premiere of Under One Sky, the brand-new work Classical Movements commissioned their director, Con Fullam, to compose for the girls, Escolania prefect Fr. Sergi d’Assis Gelpi wrote: “Meeting you was a gift of the Providence for the Escolania. We love the way Classical Movements works, the values you communicate through your festivals. Just the example of the refugee girls shows us that. We feel very connected with your values, and we hope the relationship between the Escolania and you will continue!”

Instrument Donation

With many of this country’s most accomplished professional and collegiate instrumental ensembles as clients, Classical Movements is keenly aware of the vital importance quality instruments play in developing the next generation of musicians studying at conservatories, youth orchestras and community schools around the world. With this fact always on our minds, Classical Movements has donated instruments and supplies to educational organizations as far flung as the Eastern Cape Youth Orchestra in South Africa, the National Music Conservatory of Jordan and the Groton School of Massachusetts, in addition to facilitating similar donations from clients touring regions with limited access to high-quality instruments.

Endangered Species

Classical Movements is also passionate about supporting extra-musical causes, such as preserving some of the most critically endangered species on Earth. Such species include the African black rhino, which is still poached for its horn, as well as continued sponsorship of orphaned elephants and giraffes in Kenya, who will eventually be reintroduced to the wild.

Exchanges

Classical Movements is dedicated to facilitating collaborations between our touring ensembles and local music groups in countries all over the world.

Education

In an effort to broaden our clients’ musical knowledge, Classical Movements offers workshop opportunities with world-renowned conductors, clinicians and ensembles.

Service

Classical Movements is committed to direct action, offering opportunities to participate in preservation, rebuilding and outreach activities in destinations around the globe.

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