With Vienna as a historical center of European classical music producing stalwarts like Mozart, Beethoven, Haydn and Schubert (among many others), it is no surprise that today’s artists continue to be drawn to performance venues and festivals across the country. Perform in the historic home of these composers and enjoy the sights of extravagant Hapsburg palaces, beautiful Baroque churches and strong cups of coffee in one of Vienna’s many cafes. Pair with a trip to Germany, Switzerland or the Czech Republic for a multifaceted concert tour.

Classical Movements started touring to Austria in 1995. Groups have included the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Boston Symphony Chamber Players, Philadelphia Youth Orchestra, Greater Twin Cities Youth Orchestra, Bard College Conservatory Orchestra, Collegiate Chorale, Oregon Repertory Singers, University of Kentucky Women’s Choir, St. Olaf Choir and Washington DC’s prime classical music radio station WGMS. We have also had over 34 youth and children’s choirs from all over the world attend our Rhapsody! Children’s Music Festival in Vienna, Salzburg and Prague.

Because of the success of these tours to Austria and its proximity to the Czech Republic, four days of the Prague Summer Nights festival will take part in Salzburg beginning in 2017.

🇦🇹 Sights & Sounds 🇦🇹

  • Vienna
  • Innere Stadt
  • Staatsoper Opera House
  • Schonbrunn Palace
  • Composers tombs at Zentralfriedhof
  • Mozarthaus
  • Salzburg
  • Mozartplatz and Mozarteum
  • Salzburger Festspiele
  • Franziskanerkirche
  • Hellbrunn Castle
  • Alpine landscapes

Testimonials

It was an amazing 2 weeks – the best tour choir ever, singing in some of the most beautiful spaces in Europe. Thanks to Amy and Classical Movements for planning a spectacular tour, and thanks to Marianne (our Tour Manager) for executing a life-changing experience for us all!

-The Children’s Chorus of Sussex County

Press

No matter when or where the Groton choir goes next, we’re going with you, Classical Movements!

Michael Smith | Choirmaster, Choir of Groton School, 2010

Thank you for everything you’ve helped us with over these days: up to this point, you have provided the best tour assistance that the Escolania has ever had. Congratulations! You should be happy with the work that you’ve done to make all of us very happy. So many wonderful memories, and so great to have gotten to know you. Please pass along my thanks to all of the marvelous people at CM!

Escolania de Montserrat, 2014

Thanks so much for all your wisdom and patience in helping us with this little mini-tour.  Working with you guys is always a pleasant, uplifting experience, well beyond the usual ebb and flow of a normal business relationship. There seems to be an ever-present thread of genuine kindness and appreciation running through all you do. I sincerely appreciate it.

Tim Lynch | Senior Director of Operations, Nashville Symphony Orchestra, 2012

I just wanted to let you know how exceptional the tour in Europe turned out to be for the Singers. The venues were excellent, hotels were great and Constanza was a dream to work with. The highlights were the concert with the Vienna Mozart Orchestra and the evening mass at Notre Dame in Paris. Salzburg and Innsbruck were great, too, a lot of fun. Thanks again for putting together a fantastic tour. Professional, personable and efficient are only a few words that can describe Classical Movements. I have had the opportunity to personally work with this organization on tours throughout Austria, France and Italy. The venues chosen for performances were top-quality and world-renowned, and this was a priority for our group. Classical Movements definitely puts a lot of heart into their work.

Cora Hughes | Tour Planner, Lexington Singers

The William & Mary Choir and I are so grateful to have had Classical Movements as a partner for our international tour. You brought us to welcoming and enthusiastic audiences, providing us with not one, but two expert and delightful tour directors. Our experiences—both musical and cultural—in Copenhagen, Stockholm and Tallinn are ones we will treasure for a long time to come. As you couple your special commitment to the performing arts with your organizational expertise, you play a vital role in helping to enlarge the vision and horizons of performer and audience alike.

Dr. James Armstrong | Director of Choirs, College of William & Mary, 2002

In my opinion, our trip was a huge success. From a musical point of view, it was absolutely at the highest professional level. Logistically, everything was as smooth as could be. The venues were great, the schedule worked well, Luigi was fantastic, etc. And, let’s face it, there are far worse places to be than Italy!

Benjamin Sosland | Administrative Director, Juilliard Historical Performance, 2011

I just wanted to officially thank you for all of your work on our tour. It went very smoothly, and we’ve received lots of compliments. Osmo Vänskä announced that it was the best tour, logistically, that he had ever been a part of. Thank you for all of your hard work.

Beth Kellar-Long | Operations Manager, Minnesota Orchestra, 2016