Sandwiched between Romania and Ukraine, Moldova is rising as a new tourist locale in Eastern Europe. The centuries-old and fabulous cathedrals and monasteries, overwhelming natural beauty, and increasingly visited vineyards are just a few of the draws that this fascinating country offers. Once there, experience the unique blends that make Moldovan culture as rich as its wine including a largely Russian-Romanian bilingual populace and a dynamic music scene that celebrates Moldovan folk tunes and a national love of dance and opera. Of the various festivals dedicated to classical, traditional, and popular music as well as theater, opera, and ballet, any ensemble is sure to find their niche.
Classical Movements has had extensive experience in Eastern Europe, the Balkans, and the Commonwealth of Independent States. Aside from numerous musical tours—for groups like Buck’s County Chorus, Toronto Children’s Chorus, Colburn Youth Choir, Cincinnati Singers, Partners for Praise, Miami Children’s Chorus, Bard Conservatory Orchestra, Smith College Choir, Philadelphia Youth Orchestra and Philadelphia Orchestra—the company has worked on significant projects in the former Soviet Union. Notably, it worked with the State Department and Library of Congress to bring citizens of these countries formed with the breakup of the Soviet Union to USA for training on Intellectual property rights and copyright issues, as well as forming and protecting new democratic institutions.