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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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Must see for old buildings and classical music lovers

I go to CSO concert at least once per season. If you love classical music it is must see venue in town. In addition it is also must see for those who appreciate art history and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I absolutely love Chicago and all of its many historical buildings. I got the wonderful chance to go to the orchestra and see jazz great Dianne Reeves. it was an unforgettable experience. The sound in that place is amazing. Unfortunately the seats were very uncomfortable. I would like to see that changed. Other than that, it was great. I will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I go to CSO concert at least once per season. If you love classical music it is must see venue in town. In addition it is also must see for those who appreciate art history and old buildings.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I was so many times in a really good concerts, paco de lucia was the one I will never forget! Thank you David for taking me there and a free ticets I enjoyed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

top flight classical music and frequently other types of music as well. good sight lines and great sound quality. a world class organization. many local area eateries for pre and post dining and libations. a Chicago landmark.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The Chicago Symphony is famous the world over. Don't miss a chance to hear them at home! Seats in the gallery on the top floor are very reasonable, and the sound there is outstanding. Symphony Center also offers non-symphonic performances by chamber groups and pianists.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The best Symphony Orchestra in the world. Artistic CEO Riccardo Muti one of the best conductors of the world.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

A beautiful home for the finest symphony in the United States. The Jewel of a building for our beloved conductor, Ricardo Muti

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

A very, very lovely music hall! The orchestra is great and you can really hear the music even from up in the balcony, If you set up high be sure to bring binoculars so you can see the performance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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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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