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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 #16 of 301 Activities in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Symphonies, Performances
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Warwick, Rhode Island
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

I loved the Symphony and the Symphony chorus. I didn't think the dancers in front of the musicians added to the show. Fun sing alongs for the carols. Good time!

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Naperville, Illinois
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

I took two of my granddaughters to the Welcome Yule performance. The Symphony advertises the performance as suitable for children over five years old, but I disagree. Over eight or ten years old would be better, as the Symphony has not mastered what Pixar and Disney mastered years ago--how to delight both adults and children. "Welcome Yule" was boring at... More 

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Rifle, Colorado, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

My husband and I went to the Welcome Yule Christmas and it was wonderful! The adult choir, children's choir, actors, dancers, and musicians were very impressive. The audience was even asked to join in with some of the singing. The show was so great and I am happy we were able to attend!

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Chicago, Illinois
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

This is a great place to take your lady on a date. She'll probably fall in love with you right there! Beautiful architecture, great acoustics, and of course, the CSO is nectar to your ears! Remember to dress in your best outfit, and to hob-knob with the upper crust of Chicago!

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Indianaplis
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

First time to the Chicago Christmas Yule Symphony. It was great.. Traditional Christmas songs with dancers, and choir...Very family oriented Christmas event. It really puts you in the spirit of Christmas. We took our Grandchildren, ages 10 and 4 and both had a great time.

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Superb performance of Beethoven's 7th symphony, as visitors to the USA it's always great to hear the magnificent orchestras

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Southeast Michigan
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Traveled from Michigan to see Beethoven's Seventh and it was fantastic. However the acoustics in my seat were not great and so the performance lacked some power and immediacy, hence the four stars rather than five.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Attended Anne Gopher-Muller playing Vivaldi's four seasons. It was truly fantastic, a world class performance. Symphony Centre was a great venue for this, not too big, the acoustics were good.

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Lenoir, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

We attended the Chicago Brass and the annual Christmas performance of the entire symphony! While the seats are a little cramped, the acoustics and the orchestra are great! Anyone who is ever is the Chicago area should make sure they plan to attend at least one performance of this magnificent orchestra!!

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Spring Grove, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Frist time! Beatuful music, entertaining, and festive. We had balcony seats and the view including the sound was excellent.

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