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“World famous orchestra”

Symphony Center - Chicago Symphony Orchestra
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Chicago City Tour and Chicago River Cruise
Ranked #15 of 638 things to do in Chicago
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“World famous orchestra”
Reviewed November 26, 2013

What's not to like if you enjoy orchestral music. Orchestra hall has fabulous acoustics, but if you can afford it, gets seats on the first floor. If you have a fear of heights, the gallery is not for you. And if you're long legged, you'll find the seats on the main floor more accommodating, but not by much.

Visited October 2013
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“one of the best in the world”
Reviewed November 26, 2013

they are so humble, they have a series for people who work in the city, that starts at the end of the business day so you can stay right after work to avoid the rush hour traffic and enjoy and relax to the sounds of the symphony.

Visited May 2013
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“Great performances by the CSO at Symphony Center”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

There are always great performances by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at the Symphony Center on Michigan Avenue. Attending 1-2 per year there, you can't go wrong with the acoustics of the Center. The only drawback is the seats can be a little uncomfortable with not much leg room. Recommend sitting in a box in the dress circle if possible for more space.

Visited June 2013
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“Hey Lincoln Center. You have some competition”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

What a beautiful theatre, very nicely done. What's great is all the things going on there AND if visiting - Go to the museum across the street or another couple of blocks for a walk on Lake Michigan. Plenty of Restaurants are close by also. Note: Little or no parking in the area, Get on the train/Loop, its much easier.

Visited November 2013
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“Kraft kids concert series”
Reviewed November 21, 2013

We recently went to the CSO kids concert series which are held on Saturdays three times a year. We were pleasantly surprised - we expected great music which we got but the teaching that went along with it was really outstanding. Both the conductor and the singer were able to guide the children through the inspiration for certain pieces, the instruments used, and how to listen for clues in the music. A really enjoyable experience and at 50 minutes long, the perfect length for young listeners.

Visited November 2013
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