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Symphony Center - Chicago Symphony Orchestra

220 South Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60604
+1 312 294 3000
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Ranked #3 of 369 Attractions in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Symphonies
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Took lawn chairs, they do this quite often, I understand. If you are a serious classical concert-goer, arrive early for seats, since the lawn area is full of chatty families

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

-- that Chicago has to offer. Riccardo Muti is the best music director the CSO could possibly have these days. Get box seats, if you can manage it....otherwise, the terrace, behind the orchestra, is fun too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

I went to the Tchaikovsky Concert directed by Riccardo Muti. CSO sounded really good, the music was sincerely beautiful. Definitely a place to go when you are in Chicago.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Free and full of excitement. Normally we had to pay for the one of the best Symphony Orchestra. But last night it was free and the best of performance of the season.

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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

My husband and I have season tickets to the Chicago Symphony orchestra and enjoy it immensely. We go at 6:30 so that we can be back home at a decent hour and really appreciate that they offer this. If you have not experienced this orchestra, you really must. The music is beautiful - so much better than a recording. The... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Visited in Dec 2013 to watch 'Welcome Yule!' The auditorium is spectacular and will wow you soon as you enter. Had a great time!

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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I have seen Wynton Marsalis and Mariachi Vargas here. This place is incredible. The sound is fantastic albeit too loud (Mariachi Vargas). The seats are comfortable for an old venue. This is world class music that you come to listen to here.

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South Bend, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Support the CSO and stop by when you're visiting Chicago. My family has had season tickets to the CSO since I've been very young and we're still going. The Hall itself is very beautiful and worth seeing, and the musicians are fantastic. You should check ahead of time and look at the program to make sure you know what to... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Sound is just amazing! An evening is predictably formal but very comfortable. Prepare to sit back and relax into the music.

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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

If you are in town during the CSO season get yourself to Symphony Center and listen to one of the top three orchestras in the world.

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