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Symphony Center - Chicago Symphony Orchestra

220 S Michigan Ave, Chicago Symphony Centre, Chicago, IL 60604-2596
+1 312-294-3000
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Amazing Venue, Outstanding Music!

It was our first experience seeing the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and we could not have been... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Mdinsac
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Sacramento, California
Acoustically Perfect

Symphony Center is a beautiful orchestra hall that is constructed to be acoustically perfect. I... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Carol S
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Lafayette
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“classical music” (46 reviews)
“world class” (77 reviews)
“riccardo muti” (34 reviews)
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220 S Michigan Ave, Chicago Symphony Centre, Chicago, IL 60604-2596
Downtown / The Loop
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+1 312-294-3000
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Reviewed 4 days ago

It was our first experience seeing the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and we could not have been happier. It was a most enjoyable evening. Arabella Steinbacher's playing was amazing, and the highlight was Schubert's Symphony No. 9 (Great). We are so appreciative to have experienced such...More

Thank Mdinsac
Reviewed 1 week ago

Symphony Center is a beautiful orchestra hall that is constructed to be acoustically perfect. I attended many holiday performances at this center. When the orchestra played with the Chicago Choir, it was a magical experience. The center is well maintained and worth a visit.

Thank Carol S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Can't recall all the times I've been to Symphony Center, to hear the CSO, or a visiting orchestra, or an esteemed soloist. So many memorable musical moments have happened here for me and my friends. I've experienced renovations to the interior that improved the acoustics,...More

Thank Jeffwithtwoels
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is always something wonderful to hear at Symphony Center. Their selection of classical offerings is always exciting, but they also offer seasonal concerts, international/global programs and sometimes come up with something completely unexpected, like the group Chicago, backed up by Chiciago Symphony Orchestra. THAT...More

Thank Jean G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First visit to the CAP and wondering if it's always so spectacular or was it a lucky exception. Will most definitely visit again our next time in Chicago and will akso seek out Sir Andras Schiff should he visit our home area. Absolutely worth every...More

Thank ThankxgivingTraveler
Reviewed 1 week ago

As a new Season ticket holder for the CSO, I am very pleased with that which I have experienced thus far. The price for the tickets are very reasonable. The seating is comfortable and it seems that all seats have a good view and the...More

Thank ProfessorOnzaga
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First time at this symphony hall. Interior design is lovely with convenient seating. Staff friendly during interaction. Located in area that have restaurants and shops surrounding it. Public transportation available outside of hall.

Thank wanderingintrovert
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Chicago Symphony Orchestra under the artistic direction of famous conductor Riccardo Mutti is a must experience even if you are not the classical music junkie. The program is organized where you can listen to less complicated pieces as well as more complex. However you slices...More

Thank Andrew W
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Got free tickets from my husband's company. It's located right across the Art Institute. Inside the building, the auditorium is small but with classic details.

Thank Lin L
Reviewed 8 October 2017

We went for the Final Fantasy show. The music was great and I enjoyed the visual component. I wish the music would have been louder. The price was ok, but seats could have been closer for what we paid. The entry seemed very unorganized. The...More

Thank Dinah M
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your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many
photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of
Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of
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wanderingintrovert
22 October 2017|
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Response from Stan Z | Reviewed this property |
Have observed many inquires regarding restaurants around Symphony Center, The Art Institute, and other Michigan Avenue venues. There are ample upscale restaurants in the area. The Symphony complex has one, there's also... More
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tiredkz
18 February 2017|
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Response from Yolie G | Reviewed this property |
Hello, Sorry for the late reply, just came back from NZ. Lawry's in Chicago is the BEST Prime Rib Restaurant, is a little pricey, but you will have an unforgettable experience. The place, the food and the ambience are 1st... More
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