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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 366 attractions in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Symphonies
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Enjoy CSO any time you have a chance! Lots of talented musicians are available to perform world famous classics and modern symphonies! Amazing quality of sound!

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Malibu, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Chicago has had a world class symphony for a long time and continue with that caliber. Very enjoyable cultural evening when in Chicago.

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Mobile, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I didn't actually here the Chicago Symphony here, but the Chicago Philharmonic as part of the National Flute Association Convention. Great acoustics and in the lower balcony where I was sitting, the sight lines were great.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The free concert in the park was amazing! The composer of music for the TV series was conducting the orchestra whilst we watched fabulous images on huge screens. Awesome!

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I had the chance to attend a concert here this evening, but alas, not one by the Chicago Symphony ... so I will comment only on the building and the concert experience. Wonderful! For an old building with older seats, there was a surprising amount of room and comfort. If you are going in on the orchestra level, the balcony... More

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Orland Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

World Class, Chicago's Own says it all. The musicians are amazing, the venue is awesome and Maestro Riccardo Muti elevates them to an even greater level of musicality. I have never been disappointed by a performance. If you can score a ticket when Muti is conducting, all the better, but don't miss a chance to hear them at any time.... More

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Canton, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Each December when visiting Chicago for the Midwest Band Clinic we get treated to a performance by the Chicago Symphony Brass. What a great venue with an even greater group of musicians for us to enjoy.

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North East, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This is a beautiful hall in a beautiful building located in the perfect location. What more is there to say? Oh, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra performs here. If you have the opportunity to hear them, you should take it. I had the fantastic opportunity to perform on this stage and it is just gorgeous. The sound in the hall is... More

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Cape Vincent, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

It was the perfect activity for a spectacular summer evening. Listening to them rehearse the day before really enhanced the experience.

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Green Bay, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Several times a year we travel to Chicago the attend concerts at Symphony Center. Never been to a poor performance. This time it was a jazz concert and was off the top!

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