|Cuba Concert Tours for Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra, University of Michigan Men's Glee Club, St. Paul's School String Ensemble & Madrigal Singers and San Francisco Girls Chorus|
Traveling to Cuba requires special permission from the State Department and US Department of the Treasury; however, Classical Movements is extremely familiar with the process and arranged four concerts in 2011!
Harvard-Radcliffe Performs Beethoven 9th in Havana with Top Local Cuban Choir Collaboration and Nonstop Press Coverage
"...A fantastic opportunity to put together people from all around the globe, regardless of background, regardless of
language. But they sort of spoke this one common universal language of classical music."
Radio Cadena Agramonte
University of Michigan Experiences Fantastic Exchanges and Concerts
"Our exchange with [Cuban] students came on our very first day of the tour, and was so exhilarating that my first thought was: How can we possibly top this? Remarkably, we did top it, at least once each day for the rest of the tour. Whether a concert to a sold-out house, a master class with a superb professional, a Rumba lesson, or a magical end-of-tour banquet in an outdoor plaza, Classical Movements saw to it that our tour wildly exceeded all of our expectations."
Paul Rardin - Former Associate Director of Choirs, University of Michigan
St. Paul's String Ensemble and Madrigal Singers Find Common Ground through Music
"While diplomatic relations between our two countries are distant and strained, our students and the people of Cuba were able to quickly find an incredible commonality through the language of music. My fears of going to a relatively unknown country immediately dissipated when I experienced the warmth and hospitality of our hosts. Thanks to the amazing work of Classical Movements I am proud to know that we were an instrumental part in building a bridge between our two countries."
Colin Lynch - Former Director of Chapel Music, St. Paul's School
San Francisco Girls Chorus Experiences Cuba
"Our tour to Cuba was wonderful, and a life-changing experience. The entire Chorus felt that the Cuban audiences welcomed us with open arms and appreciated our performances so very much. We also felt honored to be presented at the U.S. Interest Section for a Fourth of July Concert. Your office handled the official documents very well, even though these papers were difficult to obtain. I would certainly recommend Classical Movements to anyone
desiring to tour to Cuba."
Susan McMane - Director, San Francisco Girls Chorus