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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 362 attractions in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Symphonies
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Glencoe, Il
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86 reviews 86 reviews
22 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Attended our first symphony concert of the year. Where else could you find the best orchestra in the world, guest conducted all American composer program (Schuman, Barber, Bates, Gershwin) with demonstration-talk in the middle by Leonard Slatkin, a premier of composer-in residence-MasonBates delightful new piece written specifically with guest violinist Anna Meyers in mind, and a rousing finish with American... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Quality is always high, but so are prices. Best seats go to subscribers, so individual tickets likely won't be in prime spots.

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Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra is the best orchestra in the US, and one of the finest in the world. With Muti at the helm, the CSO concerts will take your breath away. Whether you are a classical music expert or someone who has never heard classical music performed live, you will never forget a performance by the CSO. The music... More

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Chicago
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The Symphony Center is an institution in Chicago. Great classical music and a fabulous jazz series that features the premier jazz artists in the world. It's located on Michigan Avenue, right across the street from the Art Institute and Millenium Park. Great shopping and restaurants to the north along the "Magnificent Mile."

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Denver, Colorado
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78 reviews 78 reviews
34 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Make it an evening! very nice restaurant, fantastic quality music! Easy to order tix online. Great variety of music. GO!

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

My wife and I had box seats at the Symphony Center for Yoyo Ma. Wonderful seats, but to be honest there isn't a bad seat in the house. The building is itself is wonderful, hope to return and see the full symphony perform.

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

While I am not the biggest fan of the acoustics, hearing the symphony play is one of the greatest experiences of a lifetime. Whether Mahler, Beethoven or Tchaikovsky...the Chicago Symphony never disappoints. And don't even get me started on the Brass section! Superb. Whether you live here or are planning a visit, I would put this at the top of... More

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Fresno, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

I've been to the CSO many, many times over the last several years. I try to go whenever I visit Chicago. I am never dissapointed. The CSO is one of the great orchestras of the world. I love the venue, especially the seats "behind" the orchestra that allow me to see the conductor as the orchestra sees the conductor. Orchestra... More

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Springfield, Illinois
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73 reviews 73 reviews
29 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

The sound of this world class orchestra deserves all the accolades. The program was very special in the Stravinsky and Ravel. Pierre Boulez on the large screen with commentary helped enlighten the musical experience.

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Norcross, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

My son and I thoroughly enjoyed the evening at the symphony! It was a great way to start our Northwestern visit.

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