Toledo Symphony Sponsors Annual Trip to Chautauqua Institution

Published Thursday, March 5, 2020 3:00 pm

The Toledo Symphony Orchestra (TSO) announced plans to sponsor its 11th trip to Chautauqua Institution this summer. This year’s trip is themed around “The Science of Us,” referencing America’s long narrative of folklore and a “melting pot” narrative, emerging scientific understandings of heritage and ethnicity and how science informs community development and socioeconomic models.

“Spending time in Chautauqua is always educational, entertaining, and empowering,” says Ellen Critchley Pittman, TSO’s Chautauqua Tour Director. “Everyone who’s currently planning to attend CHAT20 has been part of this TSO trip at least once in our 11 years of excursions. Their enthusiasm to return to this special community is clear.” 

Chautauqua Institution, located in Chautauqua, New York, is a world-renowned, nonprofit educational center and summer resort that is known for its culture, entertainment, arts, and education. This year’s trip departs on Monday, August 10 and returns on Friday, August 14, 2020.

Featured guest speakers include Rabbi Naomi Levy, Kent Nerburn, Ph.D., Spencer Wells, Ingrid Mattson, and Flynn Coleman. Entertainment opportunities include Dance Theatre of Harlem, the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, the Music School Festival Orchestra’s performance of Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen, 110 in the Shade musical, and The Flying Karamazov Brothers.

The TSO’s 2020 Sponsored Chautauqua Travel Package includes transportation on a Bliss Charters Executive Coach, four nights and all meals at the historic Athenaeum Hotel, and four full day passes to Chautauqua. Cost per person, double occupancy is $1,780. Single rooms for $1,900 are limited and available.

For more information, contact Ellen Critchley Pittman, TSO’s Chautauqua Tour Director at 419.535.0068 or

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