The memories of empires past dot Libya’s stunning desert landscape with Roman, Phoenician, Garamantian and Ottoman sites. With the modern city of Tripoli serving as a central base for travelers’ every need , the well-preserved sand dunes and mountains can continue to tell the stories of millennia past.
Classical Movements started traveling to the Middle East in 1994, first with its brochure program under Blue Heart Tours. It has organized 50 different trips with individualized itineraries in recent years for the Collegiate Chorale, Yale Symphony Orchestra, Yale Alumni Chorus, George Washington University, Yale Glee Club and the Yale Institute of Music (among others). Classical Movements also works closely with Middle Eastern musicians: in 2003, it arranged the historical tour of the Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra to the United States.