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Symphony Center - Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Address: 220 South Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60604
Phone Number: +1 312 294 3000
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Ranked #15 of 389 Activities in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Symphonies, Theater & Concerts
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

I was very excited for my first CSO concert in January 2015, and I was not disappointed! The Symphony Center facility is lovely; it's a classic concert hall with beautiful details and good acoustics. We sat in the very top balcony, and I was pleased to see that the steep tiers of the balcony mean that you have a good... More 

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Skokie, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I love every show I've seen here. The shows are HOLLOWED HAUNTS, and even better, WELCOME YULE. (Don't look for that show anymore, though, they're replacing it with something else.) But the building is nice, and the crowd is more than decent. They even hand out cookies or something after the show. Love this place!

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Joliet, Illinois
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I am a patron of Grant Park Orchestra and really enjoy the performances. There is just something about Symphony Center and the CSO is just magical. If you never attended a concert here, you should.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This orchestra is superb, one of the best in the world. The performance was impeccable. I will visit again

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Maui, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Outstanding for 20 years....2014 last year but hopeful that whatever is chosen in its place is even better and a "family" event with appropriate pricing. My kids loved Welcome Yule and it became an annual family tradition and grew to include friends.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

If you are traveling in Chicago during the December holidays, definitely include the Welcome Yule performance. It will put you in the holiday mood!

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Oak Park, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This is our favorite music venue in Chicago--bar none. The concert hall itself is fabulous, with good sight lines. As is well-known, the CSO is among the best in the world, but other concerts--the piano series, jazz concerts, other special classical performances--are also worth a visit. We have actually become subscribers in the last several years, and we are excited... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I had a season ticket with a number of performances. Muti's Verdi Requiem was probably the most amazing classical concert i have ever attended anywhere. The quality of musical performance rivals the best orchestras in the world and you won't be disappointed. Sadly, the average age of attendees is creeping upwards.If you are under 50, you are definitely in the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

I've been to several Yule concerts the last few years at the CSO and it's become a mini tradition in our family. Granpa is not able to make it now, so this year I went solo, as it's still a great complement to my celebration and I enjoy Chicago at Christmas. The addition of a hymn, O Come All Ye... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

A definite must see if you are in Chicago!! The world-renowned orchestra is spectacular!! The amount of talent in one place is astounding. Any concert you attend will be amazing. The building itself is wonderful! The staff is always helpful and willing to help whenever asked.

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