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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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Charm and affordable

As a native of Chicago, this is a must for visitors. The price is affordable and the venue is great... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Yolanda A
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Chicago, Illinois
Wonderful venue

My first visit to the Chicago Symphony since moving here. The sound in this hall is spot on. The... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Mario C
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220 S Michigan Ave, Chicago Symphony Centre, Chicago, IL 60604-2596
Downtown / The Loop
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Reviewed 3 days ago

As a native of Chicago, this is a must for visitors. The price is affordable and the venue is great for date night.

Thank Yolanda A
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My first visit to the Chicago Symphony since moving here. The sound in this hall is spot on. The performance by the orchestra was beautiful.

Thank Mario C
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

The Symphony Center is a gem in the city of Chicago. It is of a size that provides enjoyment to even the most remote seats. The acoustics are superb and the reason for the acoustics, the performers, are world class. It is also a treat...More

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Reviewed 4 January 2018

The CSO is one of the world's great orchestras. If like Classical music you will like the CSO. While they do non-classical pieces too, that is not why I go see them. For a "cheap" (read free) option try attending Chicago Civic Orchestra performances. These...More

1  Thank Molly M
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

A regular visitor - great programs, great music, huge fun. I've been attending for decades and intend to continue.

Thank architect1961
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

If your hometown doesn't have a major orchestra, catching a CSO performance while you're in Chicago is a treat. The world-renown orchestra and conductor(s) combined with the magnificent Symphony Center make for a memorable experience that nourishes the soul.

Thank WorldTraveler8000
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Reviewed 29 December 2017

Schiff played beautifully ... Beethoven's First Piano Concerto and Bach's Keyboard Concerto No. 5 ... watching a man of his years perform so fluidly was a treat to behold. The orchestra, under his baton presented an exciting range of dynamics and was equally compelling. The...More

Thank David T
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

If you love Classical music or think you don't...get over to the Symphony Center and see live music...you'll be amazed!

Thank fredkirby1
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

For lovers of classical music, few orchestra's can be spoken of in the same breath as the CSO. World class performers abound in each section. The members clearly relate well to the personality and musicianship of principle conductor, Riccardo Muti. The Center itself is quite...More

Thank Lawman9
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Reviewed 19 December 2017

...and the highest rated symphony orchestra in the US (the others are all over the world). The symphony hall was designed by the famous architect Daniel Burnham and is still gorgeous all these years later. Upstairs, a ballroom faces Michigan Avenue and is a lovely...More

2  Thank Karen L
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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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