Neeta Helms is named one of the top 30 professionals of 2017 by Musical America.
The Serenade! Washington DC Choral Festival is the brainchild of Neeta Helms, president of Classical Movements, a company that runs international tours for major music ensembles. The latest Serenade festival, which runs eight days through July 4, is part of celebrations for the centennial of the birth of slain US president John F. Kennedy.
The Yale School of Music is collaborating with Classical Movements on a series of concerts for refugees in Germany. The concerts, which will take place in June 2017, will see wind, brass and percussion players travel to Germany and perform under Thomas C. Duffy, Yale professor and director of bands.