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Symphony Center - Chicago Symphony Orchestra

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Address: 220 South Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60604
Phone Number: +1 312 294 3000
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World Class Symphony Orchestra a must for any classical music lover.

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra is a world class orchestra and a highlight to any visit to Chicago. It is a must for any classical music lover.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra is a world class orchestra and a highlight to any visit to Chicago. It is a must for any classical music lover.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Symphony Center hosts not only one of the finest (if not THE finest!) symphony orchestras in the world, but is also a spectacularly beautiful concert house. Sound quality and sight lines are quite good throughout. Sitting in the gallery is actually a treat as the sound is sometimes superior up there. But do not miss the chance to sit in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed a night at the Symphony Center with Yo Yo Ma. He performed with the Chicago Civic Orchestra. It was a wonderful concert that was held mostly for a local Chicago school. The center is beautiful and it was neat to see how Yo Yo interacted with the kids, the orchestra and the kids in the audience. Wonderful... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

The Chicago Symphony Center is gorgeous and the music was great. The steps on the top floor were very steep though! But the performance was really really good.

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Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015 via mobile

I took my daughter to hear CSO while in town and it was perfect. We sat in the terrace behind the stage so we could get a new view and experience. She is in the school orchestra and was thrilled to hear such an outstanding group, some tremendous soloists and see some really unique instruments. The environment was phenomenal -... More 

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Libertyville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

The Chicago Symphony Center is at a great location right on Michigan Avenue close to restaurants and Chicago sites to see which we took in on a Sunday afternoon. The theater is beautiful and the acoustics are wonderful. We found the staff to be kind and helpful.

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Muskegon, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Nothing but good things to say about this place, everything top class. By far the best orchestra hall I have ever been in. Worth the price of admission, definitely.

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Loveland, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

The Symphony Center was extremely welcoming with a historic yet updated atmosphere. The sound was amazing and the view was perfect. I honestly don't think there is a bad seat in the house. The only inconvenience was the leg room for those sitting in the first rows of the balcony. Can't wait to return for another memorable experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This is the place for classic music lovers. Fabulous performances throughout the year. There is aslo a great Jazz program.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

We had the opportunity to watch our son perform @ the Symphony Center on 5/13/15. As a member of the Glenbard East High School Symphonic Band, this once in a lifetime opportunity to perform in a historic place with excellent acoustics was a treat. Although I've been a Chicagoland area resident for more than 20 years, it's my first time... More 

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Address: Address: 220 South Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60604
Phone Number: +1 312 294 3000
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Downtown / The Loop

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Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a good starting point to sample the city's energy and flavor. This central business district boasts Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of the most iconic landmarks in the city. A stunning skyline coupled with cultural attractions like the Art Institute of Chicago present a Downtown where work and play peacefully coexist.