At the center of Europe, the Czech Republic has produced an exceptional culture influenced by surrounding traditions in Poland, Germany, Austria and Hungary. Prague on the Vltava River draws millions of tourists every year with historic sites and delicious food and beer. With spectacular and historic theaters as well as a musical community that appreciates many of the European classics, the Czech Republic offers concert touring possibilities for a musical ensemble looking to explore Central Europe.
Classical Movements started in 1995 with tours to the Czech Republic. Groups have included orchestras such as the National Symphony Orchestra to youth orchestras such as the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra, Twin Cities Youth Orchestra, Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra, Bard College Conservatory Orchestra, Os Violinhos and choirs such as the St. Olaf Choir, Vocal Essence, Oregon Repertory Singers, Yale Glee Club and the Morris Knolls High School Choir and Concert Band. Many youth and children’s choirs from all over the world attended the company’s Rhapsody! Children’s Music Festival in Vienna, Salzburg and Prague.
Since 2015, Classical Movements has been producing the Prague Summer Nights festival for young artists in Prague and Tábor. The festival has drawn singers and instrumentalists to the Czech Republic and Austria for workshops with world-famous artists and a full operatic production performed at venues like the Mozarteum and the historic St. Simon and Jude Church.