Just as the iconic Parthenon still stands in Athens, an ancient sentinel over a modern city, at first glance, contemporary Greek culture might appear overshadowed by relics from antiquity. Trust us, present-day Grecian culture is as vibrant as ever. Sure, the amphitheaters that staged the tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides aren’t as booked as they once were, but Greece’s many concert halls and opera houses are alive and well, teeming with the work of all nine Greek muses, inspired by mythological tradition and pop culture alike.
Classical Movements has been planning excursions to Greece since 1998, including customized cultural and sold-out concert tours for storied clients like the Choir of the College of William & Mary and the Yale Institute of Sacred Music. In 2016, Classical Movements arranged for the Yale Concert Band, under the expert baton of Dr. Thomas C. Duffy, to perform a concert for Afghan refugees inside Athens’ Eleonas Refugee Center—a moving, unforgettable experience, both for those hopeful refugees braving a new land, as well as the selfless musicians from New Haven, Connecticut.