The company 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

Testimonials

[O]ur students and the people of Cuba were able to quickly find an incredible commonality through the language of music…Thanks to the amazing work of Classical Movements I am proud to know that we were an instrumental part in building a bridge between our two countries.

-St. Paul’s School

Press

“The Teatro Nacional, a 2,056-seat theater on the Plaza de la Revolución, was sold out. Two dozen photographers and videographers swarmed the aisles. The Minnesota Orchestra’s concert here Friday night was greeted not only as a rare chance to hear an orchestra from overseas, but as a symbol of the rapprochement between the United States and Cuba.”

-New York Times, Michael Cooper, May 16th, 2015