At the heart of Eurasia neighboring Russia, Romania, Poland and the Black Sea, Ukraine’s centuries of history live on through a stunning blend of traditional arts and crafts, awe-inspiring monuments, and the pride of Ukrainian citizens in their language and music. Visit the capital Kiev, at the heart of the ancient Kievan Rus Empire, for medieval architecture, gorgeous Eastern Orthodox cathedrals replete with Orthodox iconography and a number of museums commemorating modern Ukraine’s contributions to the world of art and literature. See Odessa and the famous Opera and Ballet Theater there filled with Ukrainian musical and even military history. And visit Dnipro to see more of the beautiful sights of Ukraine framed by the equally beautiful Dnieper river.
Ukraine’s many music cultures continue to flourish: major cities have their own philharmonic orchestras while choirs run the range from Western classical to Orthodox polyphonic church music to Ukrainian folk songs. Experience the opportunity to learn from, collaborate with, and be a part of the multifaceted culture with a tour of this beautiful country.
Classical Movements started in 1992 with tours to Russia and Ukraine as Blue Heart Travel. At one time, we were the biggest company to operate tours to Russia. Besides many, many (literally hundreds of groups) to Russia, the first major musical tour was in September 1993 when we had the distinct and unique pleasure of arranging the concert tour for the Choral Arts Society of Washington in their historic tour to Russia with Slava Rostropovich and the National Symphony Orchestra. Since then, the company has conducted many successful musical tours in some of the region’s most esteemed concert venues. We have also worked with a number of Ukrainian groups including the Ukrainian Bandurist Choir and the Hromovytsia Ukrainian Dance Ensemble.