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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 #2 of 367 attractions in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Symphonies
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North East, Maryland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

CSO has always been a nice evening and I'd suggest The Gage for dinner and walk over to culture yourself. Music will always be in my life and I enjoy going during the winter/holidays. Relaxing and look for a concert that works for your taste. Enjoy!

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Kansas City
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81 reviews 81 reviews
29 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

My friend and I were staying in a hotel on Jewler's Row, and walked over to Millennium Park our first night in Chicago. What a delightful surprise, to find out the Symphony Orchestra was providing a FREE concert in the park! We stood at the edge of the Great Lawn, resting our elbows on the concrete half-wall and listening to... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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125 reviews 125 reviews
25 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I have been going to the CSO for over 10 years and have never been disappointed. From out of town performers to holiday showcases, you will not be disappointed.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Was able to hear two concerts here last trip! Both were superb!! Whether you are an avid symphony enthusiast or just beginning to explore the symphonic experience you will find something that fits your taste! Don't miss it!!

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Rio de Janeiro
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Chicago is a musical city, especially jazz, blues and classics. The concert of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra with Schubert and Mahler symphonies was great. The place is beautiful and the orchestra splendid. Don't miss!

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Upper South
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

From the adequate parking arrangements, to the pre-concert presentation on the music to come, to the Maestro and his mastery over an absolutely superb array of consummate musicians performing a truly stunning program, this evening is the stuff that all of us out here in the hinterlands can only dream about. The seats were more than comfortable, the acoustics are... More

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Brussels
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65 reviews 65 reviews
21 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Very good acoustics,a great orchestra and a stellar conductor make the CSO a must for those who enjoy classical music.They also do matinées which is an excellent idea.

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