From the Great Wall winding its way across the north, to the Forbidden City in the heart of Beijing, to Hong Kong’s skyscraper-laden skyline, the world’s most populous country boasts both thousands of years of history and an indisputably global outlook. The surge in popularity of European choral and orchestral music has produced a number of world-class ensembles and concert halls as well as a large audience base who appreciate the classics as well as modern twists on the traditional.

Classical Movements has been planning tours to China since 1995. Past clients who have traveled to China include the National Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Morgan State University Choir, Pacific Boychoir, Philadelphia Boys Choir and Chorale, Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra and San Francisco Girls Chorus to name only a few.

Sights & Sounds

  • Beijing
  • Forbidden City
  • Great Wall
  • Peking Opera
  • Tiananmen Square
  • Shanghai
  • Bund Waterfront Promenade
  • Jade Buddha Temple
  • Theater Academy
  • Guangzhou
  • Hong Kong
  • Suzhou
  • Chongqing
  • Tianjin
  • Xian Terracotta Warriors


“I’ve been extremely happy with our tours we’ve taken with Classical Movements these past six years. We have used them exclusively for international touring, because they have worked so hard for us, getting us featured at prestigious international venues such as the Pacific Music Festival in Sapporo, Japan; the Gateway Music Festival in Beijing, China; and the upcoming 4th of July concert in Havana, Cuba. They have excellent national staff that listen to your needs, as well as important musical contacts in major cities internationally. Through Classical Movements we have been able to sing at amazing venues to full audiences around the world. If you are interested in a top-notch musical, as well as educational tour, I recommend you employ the services of Classical Movements.”

Dr. Susan McMane | Artistic Director, San Francisco Girls Chorus

“Thank you, again, for your tremendous work in bringing our tour to China to life.  It was an incredible, life-altering experience for our students.  The venues were fantastic, the audiences large and enthusiastic, and all of the complex arrangements were handled smoothly.”

John Nardolillo | Director of Orchestras, University of Kentucky, 2014

“Thank you for all your efforts to put together our China tour. Both the musical and non-musical arrangements were truly exceptional as always. The concert halls were some of the best places we’ve ever performed, a testament not just to your work, but to the efforts of people in China who have made efforts get world-class concert halls built there. Impressive. We look forward to the next tour with Classical Movements.”

Kevin Fox | Founder & Artistic Director, Pacific Boychoir Academy, 2010


“Blue Heart has followed its clients’ suggestions to map out its expanding destinations. Vacationers travel from Guangzhou to Hong Kong by train visit the Forbidden City, the Great Wall and Tian’anmen Square and take in a performance of the famed Shanghai Acrobats.”

-Tour and Travel News, Michael Milligan | May 8, 1995