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Symphony Center - Chicago Symphony Orchestra

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Address: 220 South Michigan Ave, Chicago Symphony Centre, Chicago, IL 60604
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World-Class Symphonic Music and So Much More

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... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 5 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best in the world. If you are someone who appreciates the CSO or have never had the chance to experience it, this is a must.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nutcracker Christmas show was excellent. The costumes, the stage set, the orchestra were excellent. What surprised us was the lighting on the theatre!! With such a unique historical theater, the company which managed the theater was not very attentive to the lighting and the light bulbs were burned out and not replaced. Very distracting for us.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to CSO only 3 times until this month always sitting in the last row of the balcony or one time for a small quartet in the room on the second level. This month they sent out a 2 for 1 offer so we chose seats in the terrace for two different days. The seats were great for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great place, amazing facility, worthy just to see the place. Saw an espetacular concert there. Recommend buy tickets via web in advance to avoid lines (specially on winter)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For lovers of classical music it is a dream come true. The accoustics in the hall are perfect, and the seats are comfortable enough to get lost in. Expensive? Yes. Worth every penny? Absolutely. Treat yourself to a night of culture and music that actually relies on composition instead of a light show. You'll never regret it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

CSO at the movies is a great way to hear great music performed by the orchestra and watch a movie! Highly recommended.

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Naperville, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Attended the CSO Merry, Merry Chicago performance. Words cannot describe this incredible experience. I have never heard such beautiful music. Attended this year for the first time with our family (2 teenage children) and intend to make this a family holiday tradition. You will NOT be disappointed. Highly, highly recommend!

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