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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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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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"classical music"
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"world class"
in 80 reviews
"riccardo muti"
in 34 reviews
"music director"
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"yo yo ma"
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"great acoustics"
in 15 reviews
"box seats"
in 13 reviews
"lower balcony"
in 7 reviews
"wonderful concert"
in 7 reviews
"concert hall"
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"sound quality"
in 10 reviews
"great sound"
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"main floor"
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"box office"
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"during intermission"
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"no bad seats"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Chicago Symphony is one of the finest orchestras in the USA and Symphony Hall is a beautiful setting in which to enjoy their music! The architecture, and wonderful accoustics make an evening there truly unforgettable! The concerts last weekend featured several wonderfulworks, but it...More

Thank Ruth G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Saw this symphony at the CSO last night. Krivine conducted. It was Superb. 30 violins, 10 cellos, 8 bass. They did an exquisite job. Also attended Rapchak's pre-concert lecture. The lecture was a disappointment because Rapchak read his lecture. I would have prefered a lecture...More

Thank Carole L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you enjoy symphonies and the buildings that house them, the CSO is one of the best. The architecture is classic - ornate and beautiful - and the acoustics are wonderful. The conductor and the musicians are what you would expect. But when the guest...More

Thank Ann60093
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First time visit to enjoy John Williams, who was beyond impressive. The venue while attractive and with fine acoustics lacks a sense of organization or traffic flow upon entering. Not clear where to enter or head to the correct entry point once through the vestibule....More

Thank Rooney610
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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

If you like outstanding musical performance in a beautiful, historic venue, you should make this a priority visit. The ushers are extremely helpful. There is a gathering area where you can enjoy all types of beverages prior to the performance and during intermission. There’s really...More

Thank 2again
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Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

If you visit Chicago you may consider to visit symphony center. The building is beautiful and the staff is courteous. I have been at symphony center many times and every time it has been a good experience. However, this time I chose to get tickets...More

Thank memochciago
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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

Wonderful venue in appearance and acoustics. Went on a whim since I didn’t want to see Hamilton down the way at the CIBC. Worth the trip.

Thank Stump64
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Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

We love coming to the CSO. The theatre is beautiful, and the acoustics are fantastic. Our favorite thing is watching films while hearing the music live. Wonderful experience.

Thank Bonnie T
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

There was no better way to spend an evening than this! Our seats were great, right up front and my husband was able to enjoy the concert with the subtitled screen.

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Reviewed 21 February 2018

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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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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