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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
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A real treasure

The home of the Chicago Symphony and many other fine arts productions. Chicagoans have a real treasure to share. The orchestra has been world class for decades and the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The home of the Chicago Symphony and many other fine arts productions. Chicagoans have a real treasure to share. The orchestra has been world class for decades and the presentations are a real memorable experience. I also see that they offer some other interesting programs like Marsalis and famous pianists in recital Check it out for yourself!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Besides the concert of Chicago Symphony with Muti conducting and Uchida playing, the hall is magnificent, good sound quality, friendly and helpful staff, just a really good feeling from entry to exit. Go to the rotunda, too, the bar is fun. We got to see/hear a lecture in the ballroom and that was really good, too, as the sound was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Hall is world class and unforgettable. If you want to experience one of the world's greatest symphonies, it is here. The orchestra hall is incredibly beautiful. I saw Yo-Yo Ma here and he was unbelievably fantastic. All of the soloists, orchestra members, and the conductor simply need to be seen and heard and experienced to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

fantastic place, great acoustics, however it is a little bit pricey, has a great variety of music, from classic to folk

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to enjoy the music. A lot of choices to find a nice sit with good sound. Easy to rich the place with public transportation.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Chicago Symphony Orchestras is one of the premier orchestras on the planet. It is guaranteed to be a great show. It really does feel good to take a bath in sound! Just check on the program to make sure that most of their varied musical selections suit your taste. If most are pieces that you like, you can tolerate... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We attended the Friday evening concert that included Wynton Marsalis' Lincoln Center Jazz Band. Considering two world class groups were performing...it was an evening to remember! If you ever are lucky enough enough to be in Chicago when the orchestra is performing, do yourself a favor and get a ticket!!! You will not be disappointed!! Acoustics and viewing angles are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra concerts are some of the best in the world. I heard several excellent concerts in the past year. Symphony Center also hosts great series of Jazz performers, visiting orchestras, pianists and chamber ensembles. I have attended some great musical events in the past including a famous Mariachi band, the Berlin Philharmonic, the Vienna Boys Choir and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A friend and I have been attending CSO concerts at Symphony Center for 25 years. We LOVE every concert, even when we don't love every composer or selection. It is an absolute honor to hear these talented musicians, considered among the best in the world. We have been patrons of the CSO under both Maestros Daniel Barenboim and Riccardo Muti,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always a great night enjoying the beautiful lobby and main hall of the symphony. Truly on of Chicago's great treasures, almost always a wonderful experience... except for the Wagner Ring Series.

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