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.
MMC will connect deserving applicants with potential scholarship to the Prague Summer Nights Young Artists Music Festival, with a particular goal being to improve access to prestigious training to young people of color for singers, instrumentalists, stage directors, assistant conductors and arts administrators.
Classical Movements produces two international choral festivals that bring together musicians and cultures from around the world.
MMC 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.
After forming the Hope & Harmony Ensemble for the Inauguration Fanfares, in honor of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, Classical Movements believes the Ensemble will remain an important and relevant musical force, at a time when the very words “Hope” and “Harmony” have such power. Classical Movements plans to present future instrumental performances – both virtual and in-person – to honor other occasions of national and international significance.
While COVID-19 forced orchestras and major performing arts groups to abruptly cancel their seasons, disrupting the livelihoods of professional musicians around the country, we have provided an opportunity for professional musicians to once again play for live, socially-distanced audiences.
As the pandemic continues to force children into isolation, with terrible psychological repercussions, they have also been deprived of any opportunities to experience the power, illumination and comfort of classical music.
Even to those of us who have always cherished the arts, the pandemic has demonstrated the vital importance and value of arts of all kinds. Music above all else has proven its essential importance, able to reflect the full breadth of human experience during a year that has traversed the extremes of human emotions, from sorrow to joy.
Over decades of planning international concert tours for American and international orchestras and choirs, MMC Directors have developed and advocated for a model of touring that emphasizes immersive and highly impactful exchanges with local musicians and communities in 145 countries on six continents, with a particular focus on serving underprivileged communities in destinations around the world that have been historically overlooked by touring ensembles.