“The Land of a Thousand Lakes,” Finland’s immense natural beauty and rich folk traditions inspired a number of Romanticist symphonies and operas that continue to be popular in concert halls and cathedrals all around the country. Pair with ­Sweden and Norway for a Scandinavia tour or with nearby Estonia and Lithuania for a Baltic tour, although we think you could very well let this gorgeous land and its mesmerizing music move you all on its own.

Classical Movements has worked closely with the Finnish ensembles Tapiola Sinfonietta, and Sibelius Youth Symphony Orchestra and the Tapiola Chamber Choir’s U.S. tour to arrange their tours to the United States.

The company has also organized tours to Scandinavia for amongst others, the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, College of William and Mary, Los Angeles Children’s Chorus, Yale Glee Club, Minnesota Orchestra, Os Violinos from the Lisbon Music Academy, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Choral Arts Society of Washington.

Sights & Sounds

  • Helsinki
  • Tampere Hall
  • Lahti Symphony Orchestra
  • Sibelius Musical Academy
  • Tempelliaukio Rock Church
  • Savonlinna International Opera Festival
  • Turku Castle
  • Catholic, Lutheran and Eastern Orthodox cathedrals
  • Sami culture in Lappland
  • Arctic wilderness
  • Kantele music


“We enjoyed a comfortable flight itinerary, nice hotels, good meals, wonderful sightseeing, and most importantly great concerts.  Our venues included three stunning contemporary halls, an elegant baroque room, a delightful castle courtyard, and a beautiful spa town…We are all ready to do it again!  The Classical Movements staff was awesome!”

-Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra

“The Glee Club’s 2011 150th anniversary tour through Europe was the most extensive tour we’ve put together and we could not have done it with Classical Movements expert and attentive work – from hotels and buses, to concert venues and publicity.”

-Yale Glee Club

“Thank you so much for all you did to make LACC’s tour to Scandinavia and the Baltics so successful.  We had a terrific experience and much of this is due to your extensive and effective work on our behalf.”

-Los Angeles Children’s Chorus


“The warm reception from the French people restored energy and health, as did the raucously enthusiastic audiences, packed houses, rave reviews, radio broadcasts, and extended ovations…”

-Peabody News | Sept, 1996

“The Wednesday flight from Barcelona to Lisbon had the most stringent bag restrictions yet, with hefty fines for those deemed too heavy. But the loaded-down musicians were allowed to board unimpeded. ‘Neeta worked her magic,’ murmured one.”

-Philadelphia Inquirer, David Patrick Stearns | Feb. 6, 2009

“The musical director and conductor of the Yale Glee Club said the group chose the destination ‘because of the wonderful friendships they discovered in Turkey.’ The Turkish word ‘dost’ (friends for life) is the reason we are performing in Istanbul,’ said Jeff Douma.”

-Hürriyet Daily News, Hatice Utkan | August 5, 2010

“We were met by friendly and caring guides who spoke excellent English and were sophisticated in matters relating to history, architecture and the way of life in Russia, both at the times of the czars and of the Soviet Union. A folkloric performance was of outstanding artistic quality.”

-International Travel News | Aug, 1998

“Deputy Chief of US Mission Kent Logsdon thanked Classical Movements for organizing such an amazing concert tour and praised YAC (Yale Alumni Chorus) musicians for their great charity activities and Vakhtang Kahidze for his wonderful orchestra.”

-Georgia Messenger, Salome Modebadze | June 28, 2011