Still-standing Roman aqueducts weave their way around Skopje, a city that holds both Orthodox cathedrals and Ottoman-era mosques. With Macedonian new-folk and classical music experiencing unprecedented popularity, the blended influences so visible even its urban landscapes become the defining feature in its unique musical culture.
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 Croatia, Slovenia and Bosnia. Groups such as the Philadelphia Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, Oregon Repertory Singers, College of William and Mary and others have enjoyed ancient cities and picturesque landscapes. Macedonia, at the center of the Balkans in between Greece, Bulgaria, and Serbia, can be part of a larger tour across this fascinating region.