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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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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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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Thank Vanessa B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They are one of the finest orchestra's in the world and the Symphony Center is a beautiful venue.I live in Chicago and I try to make one performance every year.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

CSO is by far one of my favorite attractions of Chicago. Living in this city provides many opportunities to experience art and culture and CSO happens to be one of the pinnacles. Advice: use student promotions and senior citizen discount for some amazing offers!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Symphony Center is quite a masterpiece itself. The Symphony center has wonderful seating through out the house but the best sound is up high in the gallery. Please understand that I didn't say it was the best view. If you are going to hear the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, go cheap and sit up high, if you need to have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our Homeschool group attended the symphony and the music was fabulous. We even had box seats! Quite a wonderful experience for the whole family.

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