Known most widely among Americans for being home to Count Dracula, modern-day Romania certainly does have its fair share of Gothic and Baroque castles, ancient monasteries, age-old churches and character-filled castles. But unlike Stoker’s dark tale, Romania, from bustling and modern Bucharest to its smaller and more rural towns, is full of music, life and fun. Romania’s most famous classical composers–George Enescu, Ciprian Porumbescu, and Sergie Celibdache amongst others–and their works testify to this countrywide vibrancy. Romanians themselves are lovers of liturgical and chamber music as well as ballet and opera, ensuring that any concert group will find appreciative audiences.

Classical Movements has been arranging tours to Eastern Europe since 1996 for clients such as the College of William and Mary Choir and the Bucks County Choral Society. Romania is a fantastic addition to a European tour in conjunction with Bulgaria and Hungary.

Sights & Sounds

  • Bucharest
  • Revolution Square
  • National Radio Orchestra & Choir of Romania
  • Bucharest Templul Coral Synagogue
  • George Enescu Music Festival
  • Timisoara
  • Opera Square
  • Transylvania
  • Gothic and Baroque Churches
  • Ancient mountainside monasteries




“The warm reception from the French people restored energy and health, as did the raucously enthusiastic audiences, packed houses, rave reviews, radio broadcasts, and extended ovations…”

-Peabody News | Sept, 1996

“The Wednesday flight from Barcelona to Lisbon had the most stringent bag restrictions yet, with hefty fines for those deemed too heavy. But the loaded-down musicians were allowed to board unimpeded. ‘Neeta worked her magic,’ murmured one.”

-Philadelphia Inquirer, David Patrick Stearns | Feb. 6, 2009

“The musical director and conductor of the Yale Glee Club said the group chose the destination ‘because of the wonderful friendships they discovered in Turkey.’ The Turkish word ‘dost’ (friends for life) is the reason we are performing in Istanbul,’ said Jeff Douma.”

-Hürriyet Daily News, Hatice Utkan | August 5, 2010

“We were met by friendly and caring guides who spoke excellent English and were sophisticated in matters relating to history, architecture and the way of life in Russia, both at the times of the czars and of the Soviet Union. A folkloric performance was of outstanding artistic quality.”

-International Travel News | Aug, 1998

“Deputy Chief of US Mission Kent Logsdon thanked Classical Movements for organizing such an amazing concert tour and praised YAC (Yale Alumni Chorus) musicians for their great charity activities and Vakhtang Kahidze for his wonderful orchestra.”

-Georgia Messenger, Salome Modebadze | June 28, 2011