Sound Advice with Rick PhillipsCity Weekends - Fall 2018

Chicago Weekend | November 2-5, 2018

Sound Advice Music Tours invites you to join Rick Phillips for a musical and cultural experience in Chicago, one of America’s liveliest cities. We’ve been to Chicago several times and it’s always a pleasure to return! This time we will be treated to 3 unforgettable performances within 3 days:
Friday—Our visit begins with dinner, followed by a performance by Lyric Opera of Chicago of a famous Metropolitan Opera production of Mozart’s Idomeneo, conducted by Sir Andrew Davis.
Saturday—We’ll visit the Art Institute of Chicago. In the evening after dinner, we’ll pay a visit to Symphony Center to hear the magnificent Chicago Symphony Orchestra under its former (and popular) music director, Daniel Barenboim, for a complete performance of Ma Vlast (My Homeland) by Czech composer Bedrich Smetana. The Moldau is the best known of the six sections of this magnificent work, but we’ll be experiencing the entire cycle—a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that we won’t soon forget!
Sunday—On our final day we return to Symphony Center for a concert by the touring Czech Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Semyon Bychkov, with more fabulous Czech music. Featured works are the lovely Cello Concerto by Dvorak with the acclaimed young cellist Alisa Weilerstein, and the stirring Symphony No. 9, “From the New World,” also by Dvorak. After this concert we’ll have our farewell dinner together.

Of course we’ve scheduled in ample free time to allow you to take in the architectural tour from the river, the Chicago Cultural Center, Grant Park, or sight-seeing and shopping. From our centrally located hotel, we can walk to concerts, meals and most attractions. It’s sure to be a wonderful experience! Join me!


  • 3 nights at a centrally located hotel in the heart of the city
    Admission to the Art Institute of Chicago
  • 3 meals
  • 2 performances in Orchestra Hall at Chicago Symphony Center
  • 1 performance at the Lyric Opera of Chicago
  • Rick’s informative chats covering the concerts, artists, repertoire, entertainment/dining options, suggestions, advice, etc.

Not included:

  • Flights/transfers - we can arrange flights for you.


  • $1746 USD - Per person: 2 people sharing
  • $2029 USD – single room

To reserve:

Register with a $450 CD non-refundable deposit and a booking form, available from Jane Clemens, or by downloading here.
The minimum number for this trip is 10. Your deposit will not be processed until we have the minimum number of participants.
Deadline to register is August 9.

Registration and Information:

Jane Clemens
Vision Travel Solutions

251 Consumers Rd, 7th Floor
Toronto, ON, Canada M2J 4R3
1-800-475-9494 ext 2243       
Direct: 416-915-2243
Fax: 416-225-7334

About Vision Travel Solutions
Canada’s largest privately owned travel consortium is a shareholder of Radius, a global travel company and a member of Virtuoso, specializing in luxury and adventure travel worldwide.

A Direct Travel Company, DT Ontario-West Inc
TICO #R50023501, W50023502, BN 72378278

The right is reserved to cancel or modify the tour.
Ontario Registration No.5008498 and 5008499

Vision  Travel acts only as agents for the traveler and accepts no responsibility for the services of any aircraft, bus, hotel, concert agencies, etc. used in this tour, nor any delays, loss or accident to travelers or baggage occasioned by such services. While the organizers will do everything possible to assist travelers, they similarly disclaim any such responsibility. 


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