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“Great intimate space, incredible orchestra”

Symphony Center - Chicago Symphony Orchestra
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Chicago City Tour and Chicago River Cruise
Ranked #14 of 711 things to do in Chicago
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Reviewed January 22, 2013

If you pass through chicago and are a music buff or simply enjoy classical music every once in awhile - you must grab tickets for the CSO.

Having attended many concerts in many different venuesm this is one of my favorite! No matter where you sit, you will have a great view and even better sound. The space is very vertical in comparison to Symphony Hall in Boston, which leads to better visuals and audio (in my opinion).

I would defintiely recommend you catch a performance of the CSO or Civic if possible!

Thank SMR_2
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Reviewed January 6, 2013

We attended the Yuletide program with the Chicago Lyric Opera Chorus. What a night! Beautiful music by both the symphony and chorus. This may be an annual event for us.

Thank Barbara and Dav... D
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Reviewed January 6, 2013

We are Chicago Symphony fans, and go a couple of times per year. Orchestra Hall has excellent acoustics, and even the gallery seats on the sixth floor have excellent sound.

Thank Karen W
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Reviewed December 31, 2012

The Symphony Center is located almost across the street from the Art Museum. There are a variety of seats available for all performances. I would caution some about sitting in the upper sections. The aisles are very small and uncomfortable plus the steps are super steep. All the other seating is fine. Music is always superb and the acoustics are outstanding.

Thank dickandjackie
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Reviewed December 28, 2012

This is one of the worlds great orchestras and the performance I attended on 20 Dec. was no less than outstanding. If you enjoy 'classical' music and can afford the price of a ticket - do it!

Thank L0calO
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