Colonial towns, picturesque lakes, world-class beaches and coffee plantations hugging the sides of towering volcanoes can be found throughout beautiful El Salvador. Visit the countryside for swathes of untouched natural beauty or stay in San Salvador to learn Salvadorean cumbia, enjoy a performance of the El Salvador Symphony Orchestra or collaborate with one of the country’s many marching bands.

Classical Movements has been working in Central America since 1999 having arranged tours for the Yale Alumni Chorus, Yale Concert Band, Dmitri Hvorostovsky with Moscow Academy of Choral Arts and Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas, Youth Orchestra of the Americas, Philadelphia Orchestra and the National Symphony Orchestra. We have native Spanish speakers on the our team and have also engaged in a number of outreach and volunteer projects that have included working with Habitat for Humanity and donating musical instruments to underprivileged communities.

Sights & Sounds

  • Museums and Cathedrals in San Salvador
  • Cumbia & Chanchona Music
  • Rainbow lights of the Iglesia El Rosario
  • National Theater of Santa Ana
  • Lake Suchititlan
  • Parque Nacional Los Volcanes
  • San Salvador
  • Suchitoto
  • Ruta de las Flores


“On behalf of the University of Maryland Chamber Singers I want to thank Classical Movements for providing us with the very best of tour planning, accommodations, travel and concert venues. Our audiences were large, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic. We had an absolutely fantastic experience and were very pleased with all aspects of the two week experience. Thank you so much for all of your hard work and help! We can’t wait to do it again!”

-University of Maryland Chamber Singers


“I have worked with many music travel specialists, but Classical Movements stands above the rest. Their experienced and knowledgeable staff understands the specialized needs of performing groups. Through their international network of staff, they provide the most memorable concerts in the most prestigious venues. Every element of the travel experience could be considered a work of art and Classical Movements is well prepared to make certain that their tour provide the finest experience at an extraordinary value. I readily endorse them.”

-University of Toronto


“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

“Classical Movements, a Virginia-based company, handled discussions with Cuba on behalf of the orchestra. The company has arranged musical tours to the nation for more than 18 years.”

-Minnesota Star Tribune, Graydon Royce | Feb. 12, 2015

“The tour is being arranged by Classical Movements, the Alexandria-based concert tour agency and presenter which has made something of a specialty of Cuban travel over the last 18 years, bringing ensembles to and from the country despite the travel restrictions that necessitated special permission through the U.S. Treasury Department.”

-Washington Post, Anne Midgette | Feb. 12, 2015

“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 16, 2015