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Symphony Center - Chicago Symphony Orchestra

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Address: 220 S Michigan Ave, Chicago Symphony Centre, Chicago, IL 60604-2596
Phone Number: +1 312 294 3000
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Classic venue with an amazing line up

This is a great venue with a fabulous classical music line up, as well as some amazing jazz masters and world music greats. I watched Ravi Shankar and his daughter at CSO on two... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great venue with a fabulous classical music line up, as well as some amazing jazz masters and world music greats. I watched Ravi Shankar and his daughter at CSO on two occasions, I watched Dave Brubeck before he died. Just great venue with old school acoustic bliss coming from all sides.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

World class orchestra. We also enjoy the Civic Orchestra, which is a unique program offered by the CSO.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Orchestra Hall is not only the home for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra; it was built to give the listener as good sound as any theater in Europe. The sound in the back of Orchestra Hall is as pleasing as sitting closer. If you cannot afford the price for a seat for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra; you can attend a classical... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had the wonderful experience of hearing the Chicago Symphony playing Dvorak and Gershwin. It was a transcendent experience! If you live anywhere near Chicago, and are at all interested in symphonic music, please attend a concert by the Chicago Symphony. It is truly world class, and worth the investment. Balcony seats are available for as low as $50, they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What more to say, for a truly spectacular night on the town. Complete the experience by dinner at Italian Village and after show drinks at the Palmer House.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A visit to Symphony Center is likely to be memorable. Whether attending a classical, jazz or other musical event, it is like to be a highlight for a visitor or resident. The venue is beautiful and historic. The performers and performances rank among the best in the world. If one is visiting in the summer, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra can... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

The best performers from all around the world comes to Chicago! Beautiful acoustics! It is a joy to go & listen wonderful music in this absolutely amazing place! Chicago Symphony is one of the best! Uniqie series for Kids! Amazing performances around Christmas!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

We have enjoyed classical music around Europe and find the CSO here at Symphony Hall among the best. Muti has led the orchestra to new heights so his performances are among our favorites. But the guest conductors are usually top notch as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

It will be your privilege to visit this venue. There are no bad seats, as the entire hall is an absolute gem. Stroll up and down during intermission, before or after your concert to really appreciate the beauty of the place. Of course it goes without saying that the music you will hear is world class. It is worth knowing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

The CSO is world-class, setting an extremely high standard of performance. Do not miss an opportunity to treat your ears & soul!

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