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Classical Movements

711 Princess Street – Alexandria, Virginia 22314 – USA

US Toll free: 1 800 882 0025
Tel: +1 703 683 6040
Fax: +1 703 683 6045

Festival Management

The premier concert tour company for the world’s great orchestras and choirs, Classical Movements creates meaningful cultural experiences through music in 145 countries. An industry leader for over a quarter-century, Classical Movements fully understands…Read More

Our Years of Experience

Classical Movements started tours to the Czech Republic in 1995.  Groups have included orchestras such as the National Symphony Orchestra to the Bard Conservatory Orchestra with Dawn Upshaw, youth orchestras such as the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra, Twin Cities Youth Orchestra, Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra, Os Violinhos and choirs such as the St Olaf Choir, Vocal Essence, Oregon Repertory Singers, Yale Glee Club, Lexington Singers,  We have also had over 34 choirs from all over the world attend our Rhapsody! International Music Festival in Vienna, Salzburg and Prague.

Neeta Helms, Founder and President

Born in Bombay to a musical family, Neeta Helms studied piano from the age of four, singing in public and in various choirs since age five. Neeta holds a B.A. in economics and an M.B.A. from the leading universities in India. Since 1992, she has built up Classical Movements into one of the premier music touring companies of the world—certainly the most diverse—offering services to world-class orchestras and choruses, world-renowned conductors, composers and soloists, as well as numerous celebrated institutions. Taking on some of the most complicated and pioneering projects, Neeta has led trailblazing tours to Cuba, Vietnam, South Africa and to Russia, only a year after the fall of the Soviet Union. Neeta has also brought the Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra to Washington, D.C. and organized the first-ever YouTube Symphony Orchestras, in both New York and Sydney. Having travelled to over 90 countries, she’s forged relationships with leaders worldwide. Neeta speaks English and Hindi fluently, as well as basic German and French. Her greatest passion, outside of work, is spending time with her boys, Remy and Maxim. Apart from travel, family and friends, she loves reading, music, politics and her garden.

Chris Shiley

Chris Shiley, Festival Director

Born in Silver Spring Maryland, Chris Shiley began his studies in music at an early age, transforming them into a passion for performing and arts administration. Prior to his work with Classical Movements, Chris served as the Director of Operations for the Yellow Barn Music Festival and as the Operations Coordinator for the nationally acclaimed Baltimore Symphony Orchestra OrchKids program.

A classically trained trumpeter and currently serving as the Principal Trumpet of the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, Chris ’performing career has spanned more than ten years and he has enjoyed performances in such halls as the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Esplanade in Singapore and Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall.  He holds a Masters of Music from Temple University and Bachelors of Music from the Peabody Institute.

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