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“THE WORLD IS YOUR STAGE”

Our Company

ADI TOURS (our initials stand for “Arts Development International”) has been organizing international concert tours for choirs, orchestras, bands, and jazz ensembles, for the past 40 years. Each year, our company sends hundreds of Americans abroad on specialized concert tours. Today, ADI TOURS has established programs in over 50 countries in Europe, Mexico & Central & South America, Australia & New Zealand, Africa, the Caribbean, and Asia.

In addition, ADI TOURS has ongoing shared concert venues for choirs, orchestras, bands, and jazz ensembles in most of the 50+ countries in which it operates. The shared concert venue is an important ingredient in the company’s philosophy of true cultural exchange and, subsequently, ADI has established similar like-host organizations around the world sharing that same philosophy.

ADI TOURS’ International Headquarters are in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, and the company maintains its own European offices in Prague and St. Petersburg (Russia), with affiliate offices and associates in all major capitals worldwide. ADI’s in-house travel agency, AD Travel, is a fully bonded, fully licensed member of IATAN, the International Travel Agency Network, and maintains more than $5 million in consumer protection insurance coverage.

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Our Staff

– ADI staff is comprised of trained musicians, educators, and travel specialists who have an uncommonly refined knowledge and understanding of the needs of performing ensembles abroad. They possess a unique combination of skills and experience and have a highly specialized training to plan and organize successful concerts for ensembles of varying sizes, repertoires, ages, and abilities. Touring ensemble Directors work most closely with an ADI designated Tour Consultant, in advising, coordinating, and facilitating their custom-designed tour.

In short, performing arts organizations that travel with ADI TOURS can be assured that they will benefit from our programming and travel expertise on both sides of the Atlantic and Pacific. Because we do all of our travel arrangements in-house (including airline reservations, ticketing, hotels, sightseeing, transportation, etc.), ensembles are assured excellent quality control over all aspects of their tour.

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Our Promise

– ADI will handle every aspect of the important concert venues, including publicity and posters, the complex logistics of air, hotel, land arrangements, and sightseeing. We will arrange your airline reservations and ticketing, visa processing, and the handling of instruments, equipment, or costumes. You will have full access to an ADI TOURS Manager during your stay in the host country, and the continuing support of our staff in both our New Jersey Headquarters Office and International Offices.

There are not any “middlemen” in the ADI equation – everything is done personally by our staff – from the first evaluation planning meeting with your ADI Tour Consultant to an ADI Tour Manager accompanying the tour. This personal attention to each and every detail has built our sterling reputation. International Concert Tours are an experience – and ADI TOURS makes it a lifetime memory!

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Our Responsibility

– Responsible Touring is touring “that creates better places for people to live in, and better places to visit”. ADI TOURS is a proud supporter of Responsible Touring and works as business partner with people and companies in over 50 countries around the world who share the same philosophy and “modus operandi” in the concert tours and travel industry. ADI TOURS advocates the following Principles:

Minimizes negative economic, environmental and social impacts
Generates greater economic benefits for local people and enhances the well-being of host communities
Improves working conditions and access to the industry
Makes positive contributions to the conservation of natural and cultural heritage embracing diversity
Provides more enjoyable experiences for tourists through more meaningful connections with local people, and a greater understanding of local cultural, social and environmental issues
Provides access for physically challenged people< Is culturally sensitive by encouraging respect between tourists and hosts, and by building local pride and confidence

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CUBA

ADI Tours’ NEW Country Concert Tour Destination

Recently, USA Department of State travel restrictions have been lifted making travel to CUBA easier, less costly, and more efficient – creating a “demand tour destination” for American Performing Arts Organizations, particularly Choirs, Bands, Orchestras, Jazz Ensembles & Dance.

For the past few years, through its “People-To-People Cultural Exchange Programs” in CUBA, ADI Tours was instrumental in “opening-up Cuba” to our performing arts organization clients. Now, because of mutual American & Cuba Government cooperation, the cost of those programs is significantly less and our concert venues & shared concert venues are stronger and better than ever.

Our concert tour programs include the vibrant UNESCO World Heritage site of Old Havana, the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve of Las Terrazas, the Provinces cities of Cienfuegos and Trinidad (another UNESCO World Heritage site) – all included in specially designed programs for Performing Arts Organizations.

ADI Cuba programs give each organization concert venues that emphasize a close-up and personal experience in sharing our American culture with the Cuban people’s history, lifestyle, and culture.

CONTACT INFORMATION FOR ADI TOURS

ADI Tours (Arts Development International)
P.O. Box 6524
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648-0524
Toll-Free Tel: 888-844-0026
Within NJ Tel: 609-844-0026
Email: info@aditours.com
Visit Us On The Web: www.aditours.com

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WHY ADI?

Safety First – The Safety of your organization is of utmost importance to ADI TOURS. We strive to make our tours as safe as possible, beginning with the early stages of planning. All suppliers utilized by ADI TOURS such as airlines, hotels, bus companies, restaurants and sightseeing attractions must meet our high standards of quality and safety. We know from years of experience where to find the safest, most reliable means of transportation for you. With ADI TOURS arrangements, you never worry about taking unnecessary chances and can totally trust our professional staff.
 
Customized Concert Tour Itineraries – We will custom design an itinerary to meet both your artistic goals and financials parameters. No matter what performing arts discipline you represent, ADI TOURS will create a musically rewarding, fun-filled, and educationally focused tour to meet your concert tour objectives.
 
Insurance – For your protection and the protection of every member in your touring organization, ADI TOURS provides FREE basic medical insurance coverage that includes: Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption, Trip Delay (6 hours), Emergency Evacuation & Repatriation and Non-Insurance Worldwide Emergency Assistance Services.
 
Professional Staff – Our staff includes professional musicians, educators and travel specialists throughout the world, focusing on the details of ensemble touring. Whether you are new to concert touring or are a veteran, you will find our staff helpful, knowledgeable, courteous and professional. We will take you step by step through the entire process and offer advice in every phase of planning.
 
Tour Consultant & Tour Manager – A friendly, knowledgeable and dedicated member of our staff will join you while on tour. He/she will assist you in providing a safe, successful and enjoyable tour. Sit back, relax and leave all the details to your Tour Manager… commentary, directions, bill paying, etc. In addition, every ensemble’s Director is assigned their own personal Tour Consultant from our NJ Headquarters. He/she will work with you directly on all aspects of your tour.
 

“THE WORLD IS YOUR STAGE”

Choir Tours

ADI Choir Tours are designed specifically around your type of choir, choir member ages, repertoire, and choir abilities. Whether you are a youth choir, children’s choir, college/university choir, Show Choirs, church choir or community choir, every detail in your tour is unique and tailored to your choir’s goals and expectations.

Our music staff will discuss repertoire ideas to match your choir with the best appropriate concert settings and audiences. Non- “a cappella” choirs can always count on having an excellent and tuned piano at each concert venue. Rehearsal times are built into your itinerary with the number of concerts performed during your tour based upon each Director’s request.

For those choirs wishing to perform with a professional orchestra, ADI maintains a list of those orchestras and countries with whom we maintain long standing experience and relationships. Your ADI Tour Consultant will discuss with you options and possibilities.

Advertising, posters, and advance concert cultural listings are all part of your custom-designed concert tour program – nothing is a-la-carte – everything is included!

“THE WORLD IS YOUR STAGE”

Band Tours

Concert, Wind, and Marching Bands have always prized an international concert tour to expand their musicians cultural and musical worlds, to give their members first-hand experience in the rigors of touring, and to build an esprit and pride within their organization for recruitment and fundraising. There is nothing like a band tour abroad that can deliver those kinds of values!

Every detail of a band tour is scrutinized and implemented from the very beginning consulting session: repertoire, type of band (Concert, Wind, Marching), number of musicians, number of large instruments (percussion, sousaphone, etc…) and quantity of concerts. Based upon the Band Director and your ADI Tour Consultant discussions, a custom-designed tour itinerary is created to match your organization’s music goals, size, budget, and travel dates. Throughout your tour, an ADI Tour Manager will be with you and on-call for any support required, such as stage management, route logistics, field conditions, rehearsal scheduling, instrument repair assistance, and any other detail necessary for a successful concert and presentation.

Advertising, posters, and advance concert cultural listings are all part of your custom-designed concert tour program – nothing is a-la-carte – everything is included!

Because of higher airline fees for large instruments and the requirement of many airlines to ship your large instruments at least one-week prior to your scheduled tour departure date, many of our bands opt for a more practical and cost effective alternative – renting those large instruments in the country(ies) you will tour. Throughout your tour, all of your band instruments will be transported by only the most reputable trucking services – ensuring safe and damage-free delivery directly to your hotels and concert venues

“THE WORLD IS YOUR STAGE”

Orchestra Tours

Youth, College and Community Orchestras have always prized an international concert tour to expand their musicians cultural and musical worlds, to give their members first-hand experience in the rigors of touring, and to build an esprit and pride within their organization for recruitment and fundraising. There is nothing like an orchestra tour abroad that can deliver those kinds of values!

Every detail of an orchestra tour is scrutinized and implemented from the very beginning consulting session: repertoire, type of orchestra (symphonic or chamber), number of musicians, number of large instruments (string basses, tympani, etc…) and quantity of concerts. Based upon the Orchestra Director and your ADI Tour Consultant discussions, a custom-designed tour itinerary is created to match your organization’s music goals, size, budget, and travel dates. Throughout your tour, an ADI Tour Manager will be with you and on-call for any support required, such as stage management, rehearsal scheduling, instrument repair assistance, and any other detail necessary for a successful concert presentation.

Advertising, posters, and advance concert cultural listings are all part of your custom-designed concert tour program – nothing is a-la-carte – everything is included!

Because of higher airline fees for large instruments and the requirement of many airlines to ship your large instruments at least one-week prior to your scheduled tour departure date, many of our orchestras opt for a more practical and cost effective alternative – renting those large instruments in the country(ies) you will tour. Throughout your tour, all of your band instruments will be transported by only the most reputable trucking services – ensuring safe and damage-free delivery directly to your hotels and concert venues.

“THE WORLD IS YOUR STAGE”

Jazz Ensembles Tours

Throughout the world, and particularly in Europe, Jazz concerts and Jazz ensembles are wildly appreciated. No longer is “Jazz” the special domain of Americans – the world has caught up and Jazz concerts are as popular as in the USA.

Every detail of a Jazz Ensemble tour is scrutinized and implemented from the very beginning consulting session: repertoire, type of Jazz Ensemble (Big Band, Progressive, etc…), number of musicians, sound equipment needed, and quantity of concerts. Based upon the Jazz Ensemble Director and your ADI Tour Consultant discussions, a custom-designed tour itinerary is created to match your ensemble’s music goals, size, budget, and travel dates. Throughout your tour, an ADI Tour Manager will be with you and on-call for any support required, such as stage management, sound equipment, rehearsal scheduling, instrument repair assistance, and any other detail necessary for a successful concert presentation.

Advertising, posters, and advance concert cultural listings are all part of your custom-designed concert tour program – nothing is a-la-carte – everything is included!

TOUR DESTINATIONS

TOUR DESTINATIONS

The following list represents countries in which EPA TOURS has ongoing programs. A broad array of specialized education & cultural tour programs is possible by combining two or more countries.

AUSTRIA ARGENTINA AUSTRALIA BELGIUM BRAZIL
BULGARIA CANADA CARIBBEAN ISLANDS CIS (COMMONWEALTH OF IND. STATES) CUBA
CHINA COSTA RICA CROATIA CZECH REPUBLIC DENMARK
ENGLAND ESTONIA FINLAND FRANCE GERMANY
GREECE HOLLAND HUNGARY INDIA ICELAND
IRELAND ISRAEL ITALY ISTRIA JAPAN
KOREA LATVIA LITHUANIA MEXICO MOROCCO
NEW ZEALAND NORWAY PHILIPPINES PERU POLAND
PUERTO RICO ROMANIA RUSSIA SCOTLAND SICILY
SLOVAKIA SPAIN SWEDEN SWITZERLAND TAIWAN
TURKEY UKRAINE VIETNAM WALES (FORMER)YUGOSLAVIA
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2017 FESTIVALS

Choirs – This is a partial list of international possibilities that ADI Tours can recommend  

December 7, 2017 – December 10, 2017 7th Badenia Advent Music Festival 2017 (Germany)

November 23, 2017 – December 18, 2017 2017 Vienna Advent Sing (Austria)

October 28, 2017 – November 1, 2017 12th In… Canto sul Garda International Choir Festival & Competition (Italy)

October 25, 2017 – October 29, 2017 Canta al mar 2017 – Festival Coral Internacional from October 25 – 29, 2017 in Calella/Barcelona, Spain (Spain)

October 20, 2017 – October 24, 2017 Cantate Barcelona (Spain)

October 16, 2017 – October 22, 2017 Barcelona International Festival – XI Corearte Choirs Festival (Spain)

October 11, 2017 – October 15, 2017 Int. Choir Competition and Festival Kalamata from October 11 – 15, 2017 in Kalamata, Greece (Greece)

September 1, 2017 – October 1, 2017 INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF SACRED MUSIC (Italy)

July 16, 2017 – July 23, 2017 3rd European Choir Games Riga 2017 from July 16 – 23, 2017 in Riga, Latvia (Latvia)

July 16, 2017 – July 23, 2017 Grand Prix of Nations Riga 2017 from July 16 – 23, 2017 in Riga, Latvia (Latvia)

July 8, 2017 – July 14, 2017 Passion of Italy – individual & combined concerts – July 2017 with Heather J. Buchanan (Italy)

July 7, 2017 – July 12, 2017 7th – 12th July 2017: 11th Summa Cum Laude International Youth Music Festival Vienna (Austria)

July 6, 2017 – July 11, 2017 Countdown to the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo with Henry Leck and Robyn Lana – July 2017 (Japan)

July 6, 2017 – July 10, 2017 Cantus Salisburgensis (Austria)

July 6, 2017 – July 8, 2017 Antica Pompeii Musica Eterna Roma After Festival (Italy)

July 5, 2017 – July 9, 2017 Int. Johannes Brahms Choir Festival and Competition from July 5 – 9, 2017 in Wernigerode, Germany (Germany)

July 5, 2017 – July 9, 2017 Join Stan Engebretson on the Emerald Isle for the Dublin Choral Festival! (Ireland)

July 3, 2017 – July 11, 2017 Sing spirituals/gospel music with Rollo Dilworth – London/Paris – July 2017 (England, United Kingdom)

July 2, 2017 – July 7, 2017 Perform in the Great Basilicas of Italy – July 2017 with Dr. Cameron LaBarr (Italy)

July 2, 2017 – July 6, 2017 8th Musica Eterna Roma International Choir Festival & Competition (Italy)

July 2, 2017 – July 7, 2017 Perform at St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican & St. Francis Basilica in Assisi (Italy)

June 28, 2017 – July 2, 2017 Celebrate Mozart’s Life & Music in this Thrilling Festival in Salzburg! (Austria)

June 25, 2017 – June 28, 2017 5th Per Musicam Ad Astra International Copernicus Choir Festival & Competition (Poland)

June 25, 2017 – July 1, 2017 London International A Cappella Choral Competition 2017 (England, United Kingdom)

June 25, 2017 – July 1, 2017 London International A Cappella Choral Competition 2017 (England, United Kingdom)

June 24, 2017 – June 30, 2017 “Requiem for the Living” in Normandy with Pearl Shangkuan & Dan Forrest (France)

June 20, 2017 – June 27, 2017 Henry Leck Choir Festival – Sing as One & Together as Many – Ireland, June 2017 (Ireland)

June 20, 2017 – June 24, 2017 Pura Vida Costa Rica – Singing, Service and International Friendship with Cristian Grases (Costa Rica)

June 20, 2017 – June 25, 2017 André Thomas at the 2017 Limerick Sings International Choral Festival (Ireland)

June 17, 2017 – June 23, 2017 Maestro Helmuth Rilling & Dr. Anton Armstrong at St. Thomas Church in Leipzig (Germany)

June 17, 2017 – June 23, 2017 Join the Helmuth Rilling & Anton Armstrong Select Honor Choir Performing Bach Cantata & Motets at St. Thomas Church in Leipzig (Germany)

June 16, 2017 – June 24, 2017 Z. Randall Stroope is leading the June 2017 Spain choral festival, join him for Festival Barcelona (Spain)

June 15, 2017 – June 17, 2017 Commemorate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation with Helmuth Rilling in the Berliner Dom! (Germany)

June 14, 2017 – June 17, 2017 Join Helmuth Rilling at the Berliner Dom for the official Luther 2017 Choral Festival: Celebrating 500 Years of Reformation (Germany)

June 14, 2017 – June 18, 2017 Int. Anton Bruckner Choir Competition and Festival from June 14-18, 2017 in Linz, Austria (Austria)

June 14, 2017 – June 19, 2017 Salzburg International Choral Celebration and Competition (Austria)

June 10, 2017 – June 17, 2017 Young women’s, men’s & mixed choirs – Austria Notes of Joy Choir Festival 2017 with Sandra/Tim Peter (Austria)

June 9, 2017 – June 15, 2017 Join Catherine Sailer in Italy – summer 2017 choir festival – Sing Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica (Italy)

June 9, 2017 – June 11, 2017 10th International Choir Competition Mainhausen (Germany)

June 7, 2017 – June 11, 2017 5th Vietnam Int. Choir Competition – Hội An 2017, Vietnam (Vietnam)

June 3, 2017 – June 9, 2017 Staging Faure’s Requiem – Rome choir festival, early June 2017 with John Dickson (Italy)

May 25, 2017 – May 28, 2017 HARMONIE FESTIVAL 2017, international and national choral competitions in Lindenholzhausen (Germany) (Germany)

May 17, 2017 – May 20, 2017 13th International Festival of University Choirs “Universitas Cantat (Poland)

May 14, 2017 – May 21, 2017 Welcome back to a new year of singing – here and overseas: 2016, 17 & 18 Choir Festivals (Austria)

May 14, 2017 – May 21, 2017 VOICES UNITED AUSTRIA! with Ian Loeppky – College/Community choirs – conduct the combined choir! (Austria)

April 28, 2017 – May 2, 2017 15th Venezia in Musica International Choir Festival & Competition (Italy)

April 27, 2017 – May 1, 2017 CORNWALL INTERNATIONAL MALE CHORAL FESTIVAL – THE WORLD’S LARGEST MALE CHOIR FESTIVAL (England, United Kingdom)

April 19, 2017 – April 23, 2017 Verona International Choral Competition (Italy)

April 9, 2017 – April 13, 2015 A time-honored traditition with renewed excitement (Hungary)

March 22, 2017 – March 26, 2017 Young Prague Festival (Czech Republic)

March 16, 2017 – March 20, 2017 Festival of Peace & Brotherhood (Italy)

March 8, 2017 – March 12, 2017 Roma Music Festival 2017 (Italy)

January 18, 2017 – January 22, 2017 Fest der Kulturen 2017 – “Grand Prix of Nations” from January 18 – 22, 2017 in Berlin, Phil

 
Orchestras–List is in progress of compilation and confirmation

Bands – List is in progress of compilation and confirmation

Jazz Ensembles – List is in progress of compilation and confirmation

OUR CLIENTS SAY IT THE BEST!

“Taking almost 100 excited youngsters to Russia and the Czech Republic was a herculean effort, particularly since 99% of our band members had never been out of the USA. However, ADI Tours was phenomenal and in total control of every logistic on our tour. The concerts and audiences were unbelievable and really showed our students how their music could and did bridge all politics, cultural, and race differences. Our hats are off to ADI Tours – you are the best!”

Jack Knowles
Rapid City Central High School Band

“Once again, ADI Tours has outdone itself. Our Madrigal Singers have toured with ADI for many years and they have always provided our Singers with wonderful concert venues and appreciative audiences. Our recent tour to Belgium and France was superb!”

Maria di Palma
Simpson College Madrigal Singers

“WOW” is all I can say. The stunning symphony hall concert sites and the full-house audiences gave our young musicians an experience they will never forget. Our orchestra concert tour of Argentina was much more than a success – it was a life-changing moment for our students, staff, and for me, personally. Thank you ADI Tours!”

Robert Chase
Whitefish Bay High School String Orchestra

“The concerts ADI arranged during our recent tour to China were an inspiration to our chorus members and a source of acclaim for our University and Music Department. The concert halls and performing venues were magnificent and each of our performances were packed with enthusiastic audiences. In fact, at our last concert, the theater held 3,000 seats – and it was standing room only – an extraordinary experience!”

William Henry Caldwell
Central State University Chorus

“Before we left for our concert tour of Ireland and England, I was a bit nervous of how an American student jazz band would be received. Boy, was I in for a surprise! The audiences loved our jazz program and at every concert we had to play encores. ADI Tours did a fabulous job – concert halls, audiences, publicity, hotels, sightseeing, meals and personable guides throughout the tour were beyond our expectations – our best tour ever! BRAVO ADI Tours!”

Dennis Wrenn
Algonquin Regional High School Jazz Band

“Our choir has toured with ADI on 10 different tours, spanning 20+ different countries. ADI Tours personal care, support, and impeccable tour arrangements have made them our school’s #1 concert tour company and the reasons our choirs consistently travel and tour under their auspices, year-after-year!”

Philip Olsen
McDonogh School Concert Choir

“We’ve traveled to Romania, Poland, Hungary, Austria, Spain, Czech Republic, Slovakia and China with ADI, and every detail of our tour was smoothly and professionally handled. They were also responsible for our invitation to perform in six cities in mainland China; a tremendous opportunity for our dancers.”

Herman Rottenberg
The All nations Dance Company

My colleague and I use ADI for our student Arts Abroad tours and we were thrilled with the extensive, more-than-required hands-on support we received. Let me make it clear: We have toured students abroad for 29 years AND WE ARE FUSSY!

What impressed us the most is that ADI has developed PERSONAL relationships with major venues and contacts abroad. They often know the people personally – a huge advantage over other agencies. ADI was always efficient, always giving the best prices, and always in touch.

Something that is VERY important to us, is that ADI is run by people who are highly cultured and educated in many different academic areas, from the arts to history to architecture to business.

We speak the same language! We recommend ADI Tours without the slightest hesitation.

Patrick Chmel
Adjunct Professor Emeritus
Rider University

As a director of an academic short-term college study abroad program for 30 years, our students study the arts in European capitals over a two-week January intercession – usually enrolling about 40 college students

You cannot find a better professional consulting and management travel team like ADI.They came through for us every time, met every requirement, and delivered many unexpected additions that made our tours unique.

Significantly, ADI prices routinely are lower than their competitors. In my mind they are the premiere travel experts in the business. They are the people who will ensure a successful, safe and memorable trip for your students. I can’t recommend them enough!

Dr. Jerry E. Rife, Chair of Fine Arts Department
Leader of The Arts Abroad Program, 1986-2016
Rider University

DIRECTORS BENEFITS

Free Tour Cost – Ensemble Directors of all ADI contracted concert tour programs always travel FREE, and, based upon a ratio of enrolled participants, your ensemble’s Assistant(s) or Chaperone(s) can travel FREE, too.

ADI appreciates and recognizes the work and dedication Directors give in organizing their ensemble’s concert tour abroad. This is why ADI honors them with FREE tour costs, including a private single room throughout the tour and a full insurance package.
 
Cash Referral Bonus –Once a Director’s ensemble’s has toured abroad with ADI, any referral made by that Director to a colleague or other ensemble of 25 or more participants, and resulting in that ensemble contracting with ADI, the Director is automatically rewarded with a $2,500 Cash Bonus Payment for personal or ensemble use.

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