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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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“classical music” (44 reviews)
“world class” (76 reviews)
“riccardo muti” (34 reviews)
220 S Michigan Ave, Chicago Symphony Centre, Chicago, IL 60604-2596
Downtown / The Loop
+1 312-294-3000
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Reviewed 3 days 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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful old venue--with smaller seats to prove it. Have been to about a dozen different performances over last 15 years.- there isn't a truly bad seat in the house.

Thank unvmn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had guests staying with us from the U.K. And we booked tickets in upper balcony, yes the cheapest seats. But they were wonderful, you could look down on the whole orchestra and see every movement of the musicians. And sound quality was wonderful. Conductor...More

Thank SquashedCat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful venue! If you have a chance to see an event here, definitely go. Right across the street from the park in a safe area.

Thank sbprincess23
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The terrific acoustics , a whole host of performance from full orchrstra to jazz, beautiful decor, and traditional service make this a must to experience. Highly recomended for classical music.

Thank Dean G
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Some of the greatest performers have been here. I love Ricardo Mutti. I'm a senior and the Symphony Orchestra has been kind enough each year to invite my senior group at rehearsal with Richard Mutti. If you don't know he has a great sense of...More

Thank eehrlicher433
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We've been to several CSO concerts over the years, and I have enjoyed both the sitelines and the acoustics of all of the CSO classical music concerts I have attended. The venue is well managed and a real pleasure.

Thank phillytraveler71
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

I am a classical music connoisseur, and the Chicago symphony orchestra at symphony center is hands down the best I've ever seen (heard). -extremely qualified and dignified musician who play with true feeling -wide range of programming from Bach to contemporary -gorgeous and recently renovated...More

1  Thank Aaron G
Downtown / The Loop
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