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John Nardolillo, Artistic Director and Conductor:

Chris Shiley, Festival Manager :


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

Classical Movements is a 22 year old company that annually arranges over 200 concerts around the world, while working with the many of the most prestigious international musical ensembles. Classical Movements has arranged travel and concert tour arrangements for musical groups to and from 141 countries on six continents.

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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

Neeta Helms, the owner of Classical Movements has traveled to over 80 countries. Neeta is an avid singer, having sung in choirs for years, and started piano lessons at the age of 4 and also plays guitar. Since 1992 she has built up Classical Movements into one of the premier music touring companies in the world.

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Chris Shiley

Chris Shiley, Festival Manager

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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