Just as the iconic Parthenon stands over Athens, an ancient sentinel over a modern city, contemporary Greek culture may be overshadowed by its celebrated antiquity but is as vibrant as ever. While the amphitheaters that once housed the plays of Euripedes and Sophocles may seem dormant, they along with opera houses and concert halls are alive with works inspired by Greek folk traditions and popular artists.
Classical Movements has been planning tours to Greece since 1998 including many customized cultural tours and concert tours for the College of William and Mary’s Concert Choir and the Yale Institute of Sacred Music. In 2016, Classical Movements along with director Dr. Thomas C. Duffy arranged for the Yale Symphony Orchestra to play a concert at the Eleonas Refugee Center. It was a moving and unforgettable experience, both for the hopeful refugees in a new land and the musicians involved.