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Classical Movements Celebrates 25 Years of Cultural Diplomacy

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- A thriving, for-profit concert tour company—yet imbued with the heart and soul of a non-profit—since their founding in 1992, Classical Movements has been incorporating elements of cultural diplomacy into most of the 200 concerts on 60 tours they produce each season. Organizing mid-Atlantic clients like the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's participation in cultural diplomacy, Classical Movements remains responsible corporate citizens through their own kind of donations, exchanges, education and service.

Classical Movements Founder and President Neeta Helms poses with children from Songbound in Mumbai, India


Whether producing fundraising concerts for important causes, providing scholarships to economically disadvantaged individuals and ensembles, or directly donating funds and equipment to organizations around the world, Classical Movements has raised and given back hundreds of thousands of dollars to numerous worthwhile charities and institutions, in an ongoing effort to help preserve those global cultures that are so meaningful to them.


Almost all of Classical Movements' concert tours include some type of collaborative performance with local ensembles, resulting in an untold number of distinct musical exchanges and forging lifelong friendships. From Abu Dhabi to Zimbabwe, their unique range of destinations across six continents offers orchestral and choral clients myriad opportunities to fully experience exotic cultures from those far corners of the globe, while bringing clients' own culture to the places they're visiting, allowing for the best of both countries to be exchanged.


Classical Movements leverages a quarter-century's worth of deep-rooted, international contacts to foment musical and intellectual curiosity by incorporating multi-faceted educational elements:

  • Instrumental/choral lessons, coachings, masterclasses
  • Destination-specific lectures on musical topics
  • Participation in extra-musical workshops and conversations on local culture


With an unparalleled reputation in the developing world, Classical Movements helps facilitate a variety of direct-action service projects:

  • Immersive visits to orphanages, charities, NGOs, not-for-profit initiatives
  • Performance opportunities for ensembles, concert access for audiences bereft of live music
  • Home building and neighborhood revitalization efforts

Moving the Music, Changing the World

Classical Movements is the premier concert tour company for the world's great orchestras and choirs, creating meaningful cultural experiences through music in 145 countries. Producer of two international choral festivals—Serenade! in Washington, D.C. and Ihlombe! in South Africa—as well as the Prague Summer Nights: Young Artists Music Festival for opera, its Eric Daniel Helms New Music Program has commissioned more than 50 works from Grammy, Pulitzer and MacArthur-winning composers.


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