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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 382 Attractions in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Symphonies, Performances
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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

The only night we could attend the CSO on a flying visit to Chicago for our son’s graduation was Thursday 19th June. They were playing Mahler but we went anyway! Just as long as we could see Riccardo Muti conducting. We had bought our seats at the last minute and were up with the gods, but still the sight and... More

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Seoul, Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We were lucky to be able to see CSO playing Dvorak's New world symphony conducted by Cristian Macelaru. The performance was impeccable and the venue was just fantastic. We sat in the lower balcony and loved it there. I would love to visit again.

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Thief River Falls, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The Chicago Symphony is one of the great orchestras of the world, if you haven't been before, go next time you're in town. The hall itself has been a centerpiece of Chicago for over a century. It has been renovated in the last 20 years so it is acoustically and visually completely modern. There are occasionally last minute tickets, discounted... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We have been subscribers for years, and you might think it would get old, but just the opposite is true. The orchestra under Riccardo Muti or guest conductors offers three selections that complement one another and you walk out with a larger sense of our understanding of what is beautiful and a range of emotions music helps us understand.

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Pembroke, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We sat in the top balcony and it sounded spectacular. We were there for the Dvorak's New World Symphony and we were blown away by how good it was. The lecture before was informative and interesting without being pretentious and the venue was comfortable and well laid out (although there may be a lack of legroom for the very tall... More

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Bloomington, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We've been several times to see concerts at Symphony Center. It has amazing acoustics for classical performances, and there isn't a bad seat in the house. It is is a beautiful concert hall with all the bells and whistles. You can even purchase seats in a semi-circle behind the stage if you want a totally different perspective. One of the... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

One of the world's best orchestras. Maestro Muti brings a unique intensity and joy to his time in front of the musicians, and the audience feels it is taking part in a special, secret event - a one of a kind experience. Highly recommended.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Was able to see the Yen Shun Symphony Orchestra, sat at a balcony, and had drinks during intermission. A great place to visit. Will definitely return for another event sometime in the near future. The people are friendly. The attire is not too formal nor casual.

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St. Joe, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

The CSO is one of the worlds best. The venue is fantastic. Look for package deals for a rewarding evening. No bad seats. Go already.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

As a lover of the Italian Opera I appreciated so much the work they did during the last season, with Riccardo Muti as head of the orchestra. Booking service was very useful and caring.

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