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Symphony Center - Chicago Symphony Orchestra

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220 S Michigan Ave, Chicago Symphony Centre, Chicago, IL 60604-2596
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

With a cast of thousands, this was a spectacular performance. Needless to say the orchestra played beautifully and the choral performance was highly effective under the conductor’s dance like direction. It was one of the high points of our visit.

Thank David T
Reviewed yesterday

What can I say? I adore the Chicago symphony, and I think anyone who likes music should give it a try, even if you're not knowledgeable about classical music.

Thank Ellenh686
Reviewed 25 August 2018

As always, CSO programming is amazing, the 2018/2019 look amazing, bought a series and 6 more add-ons

Thank Ilya B
Reviewed 7 August 2018

I had not been to CSO for some years because we moved away. What a delight it was to attend a Concert there! It was easy and relatively inexpensive to get tickets for an upcoming artist who is well known in Europe. The staff was...More

Thank Ulrike W
Reviewed 7 August 2018

If one of the great composer had the opportunity to design the perfect interpretation, the Chicago Symphony would be at the top. When you listen to them, your senses are transported to a higher dimension.

Thank Olympia G
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

The Chicago Symphony is a world class orchestra, and the Symphony Center is such a beautiful setting for the music. I sat in the lower balcony and both the sound and view were terrific. The seat was not cheap, but it was really worth it!

Thank phvi2617
Reviewed 23 July 2018

My husband and I went there to see Mariachi Vargas of Tecalitlan, and to my amazement, the sound was excellent, a lot better than I expected, so crisp, lively and full of energy. I definitively will go again to see any other performance!

Thank Bettyboop177
Reviewed 16 July 2018

Don't frequent the symphony, but went for Final Fantasy event. It was fantastic and would go to more interesting programs in the future. Made relatable for new comers and a younger crowd. Some fans dressed up in costume, seating was great, even though nosebleeds and...More

Thank Jack B
Reviewed 30 May 2018

Vienna or Chicago? Maybe new York? Chicago is one of my favorite as music lover. Place has unique atmosphere, acoustics and climate... Wagner, Beethoven or Chopin sounds perfect, Swan Lake even better....

Thank en000442017
Reviewed 15 May 2018

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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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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