With the company’s intrepid forays into the newly post-Soviet world in 1992, the Baltics immediately became an attractive touring destination with huge swathes of unpolluted wilderness, charming seaside villages and quiet, historical monasteries. Because of its longstanding presence there, local contacts in all major cities and towns including Vilnius, Kaunas, Riga, Jurmala, Pärnu, Tallinn and Tartu continue to work with Classical Movements to create individualized tours of the region.
Their robust choral culture has contributed both to folk music revivals and even the most nonviolent of protests during the Soviet Union: the Singing Revolution that spanned all three Baltic countries! Today, that musical culture combined with the countries’ gorgeous and historic sites continues to make this region a popular option for choral and orchestral ensembles. Groups like the George Washington Singers, the Pacific Boychoir, the Yale Concert Band, Yale Alumni Chorus and the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus have enjoyed well-publicized and memorable concert tours through the Baltics, sometimes pairing them with tours to Russia and Finland.
In addition Classical Movements commissioned Estonian composer Piret Rips-Laul to write Salve Regina and also presented the acclaimed Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir in Washington D.C. and partnered with numerous Estonian choirs and ensembles.