Classical Movements has taken over 25 different musical ensembles to Cuba in the last few years and is the leading concert tour company to Cuba in the world.

Cuba may be famous for its cigars and tropical climes, but behind the static travel posters is a vibrant, vivacious and, in some ways, unexpected country. Between the colonial architecture of Spanish churches in Santa Clara and armories or the kitschy and colorful houses that line the streets of Old Havana, Cuba has it all. Perform at beautiful cathedrals and theaters, and spend warm evenings strolling along the seaside Malecón enjoying a cool drink, chatting with the extremely friendly locals, and wondering how such an extraordinary trip could be even better.

Classical Movements has worked in Cuba since 1995 during the Clinton administration and resumed organizing concert tours in 2010. In 2015, the company organized the historic tour of the Minnesota Orchestra to Cuba making it the first large American orchestra in over 15 years to play in the country. They played a sold-out concert at the Teatro Nacional and received a standing ovation. Other past clients have included the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra, New Amsterdam Singers, San Francisco Girls Chorus, St. Paul’s School Choir and String Ensemble, University of Michigan Men’s Glee Club and the Yale Alumni Chorus

Sights & Sounds

  • Havana
  • Sunset walks on the Malecon
  • Cuban National Ballet
  • Gran Teatro
  • Live music at Callejón de Hamel
  • Finca Vigía: Home of Hemingway
  • Pinar del Rio
  • Vinales Valley
  • Santa Clara
  • Traditional music in Santiago


“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


“Love. There is no better way to describe the affection, admiration, generosity, appreciation, and sharing that took place between this impassioned orchestra and a joyous Cuban public.”

-Huffington Post | May 20, 2015