In 1992, The World Was A Different Place.


Classical Movements was established in 1992, originally operating as Blue Heart Tours and providing exclusive tours to Russia. Rapidly, more countries were added, attracting more and more extraordinary clients in the music world. Very soon, Classical Movements was working on 6 continents and exclusively with music groups.

Today, we start the celebration of our 20th year. As we embark on this momentous period, we look back in time- way back to 1992- and provide a flashback to life in the year we opened our doors

Before DVDs, before smartphones... back when you could walk right to the gate at an airline- even if you didn't have a ticket!...
  1. There was no Google yet. Or Yahoo. Or even Facebook.
  2. Al Gore had not yet invented the internet.
  3. George H. W. Bush was televised falling violently ill at a state dinner in Japan. Later that year, Bill Clinton was elected president of the US.
  4. iPods and iPhones?... iWhat??
  5. The cost of a gallon of gasoline was $1.05.
  6. The top selling movie was Aladdin. People were indeed watching movies in the cinema, and not downloading them. Imagine the packed seats and popcorn, the laughter and excitement.
  7. 1992 celebrated Arthur Honegger's 100th birthday and Gioachino Rossini's 200th birthday. Argentinean Tango composer and bandoneon player Astor Piazzolla died that year.
  8. A referendum was held in South Africa for white-only South Africans to vote on whether they supported the negotiated reforms begun two years prior by State President F.W. de Klerk when Nelson Mandella was released. This ultimately resulted in the abolishment of apartheid.
  9. Al Pacino won the Academy Award for Best Actor in "Scent of a Woman."
  10. Books were read on paper, not digital devices. Trees were felled to get the word out. The number one US bestseller was Dolores Claiborne by Stephen King.
  11. Musical America honored Robert Shaw as Musician of the Year and Yo-Yo Ma as Instrumentalist of the Year.
  12. Columbus sailed the ocean blue 500 years before 1992!
  13. The Nobel Literature prize went to Derek Walcott. The Nobel Peace prize went to Rigoberta Menchu Tum, who became a client of Classical Movements!
  14. Hurricane Andrew became the most costly in US history with $20 billion worth of damage, and lost its title in 2005 to Hurricane Katrina which cost $45 billion.
  15. Amy Fisher, the "Long Island Lolita," was arrested for shooting Mary Jo Buttafuoco.
  16. Jay Leno replaced Johnny Carson as host of the Tonight Show on NBC.
  17. Deng Xiaoping accelerated market reforms to establish a socialist market economy in the People's Republic of China.
  18. The first "Earth Summit" was held in Brazil to address global environmental problems.
  19. Two skeletons excavated in Yekaterinburg are identified as Czar Nicholas II of Russia and Tsarina Alexandra.
  20. Classical Movements opened their office in the heart of Washington DC's Dupont Circle with 2 computers, 3 desks, 4 telephones, 5 cents in the bank, a dream and a song.

Classical Movements specializes in custom travel arrangements for Orchestras and Choruses including concerts, collaborations, master classes and cultural exchanges. In addition to custom concert tours, Classical Movements produces four international music festivals each year.

Rhapsody! International Music Festival - Vienna, Salzburg & Prague
Melodia! South American Music Festival in Brazil and Argentina

Ihlombe! South African Choral Festival
Serenade! Washington, DC Choral Festival

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