Inauguration Fanfares

The Inauguration Fanfares, in honor of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris

Musical Movements for Change supports projects produced by Classical Movements, the industry-leading concert tour company for orchestras and choirs. For 28 years, Classical Movements has been committed to cultural diplomacy and to using music to bring people together across boundaries of culture, borders and politics.

Among past, current and future projects that could be supported by Musical Movements for Change includes the Inauguration Fanfares.

In January 2021, Classical Movements formed the Hope & Harmony Ensemble. The 14-musician ensemble – representing the Atlanta Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Chicago Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony, Dallas Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Minnesota Orchestra, National Symphony, New York Philharmonic, Pacific Symphony, Peabody Institute, South Asian Symphony, St. Louis Symphony and Utah Symphony – performed two iconic works of American classical music under the baton of world-renowned conductor Marin Alsop.

In an extraordinary demonstration of cooperation between our nation’s top orchestras, this performance was livestreamed simultaneously by Classical Movements, all 14 orchestras and other partners on January 19th, reaching a total viewership of more than 400,000 people to date and covered by news outlets across the country and around the world.

Classical Movements made a deliberate effort to bring together orchestras from every part of our country and to reflect the diversity of our people; half of the performing musicians are women and 6 are musicians of color.

At a time when the orchestra world has been virtually silenced by the pandemic, Classical Movements transformed the necessity of virtual performance into an opportunity to bring together this diverse and representative group of musicians from all over the country in a way that would not have been possible under other circumstances. After 28 years working closely with the nation’s finest orchestras, Classical Movements was uniquely placed to bring together these musicians and gratified by the enthusiastic response from participants and partners.
Classical Movements Founder and President Neeta Helms first envisioned an inauguration tribute to honor the first female president during the Democratic primaries in 2008, approaching Marin Alsop before having to set the idea aside. After reviving the idea in 2016 for Hillary Clinton’s potential inauguration, it is only now that the opportunity arrived – assuming additional significance in this historical and cultural moment.

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