Nestled in the middle of several tiny mountain ranges is Kosovo. Strong Turkish influences abound not only in the continued practice of Islam but also in the steaming cups of strong coffee, colorful bazaars, and a love of line dancing and folk singing.

Classical Movements has been organizing tours to the Balkans since 1995, even sending the first American choir to the famed Dubrovnik festival and being the first American company to start tours to CroatiaSlovenia and Bosnia. The Philadelphia Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, Oregon Repertory Singers, College of William and Mary and others have enjoyed the ancient cities and picturesque landscapes. With its proximity to Serbia, Greece, and Macedonia, Kosovo is an opportunity for workshops and collaborations with unique musical communities.

Sights & Sounds

  • Pristina
  • Picturesque Ottoman-era Mosques
  • Mountains Visoki Dečani Monastery
  • Historical fortresses at Prizen
  • Docufest Documentary Festival
  • Emin Gjiku Ethnographic Museum
  • Vineyards and wineries


“We’ve worked with Classical Movements since 2000. Since that time we have developed a very successful partnership. They are responsive, creative, attentive, and reliable. We couldn’t ask for more from a travel agent.”

-Simon Woods, Vice President of Artistic Planning and Operations [The Philadelphia Orchestra]

“Each month, I receive several phone calls and mailings from companies interested in organizing tours. My response to them is simple: ‘We work with Classical Movements.’ We work with Classical Movements because the staff is friendly and courteous, efficient and utterly professional. They are responsive to our desires for our tours and do everything they can to see that the group has a positive experience. We see no reason to look elsewhere if you are looking for the right company to handle your travel plans.”

-Jonathan Hirsch, Music Director [Smith College Chamber Singers]