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Symphony Center (Chicago Symphony Orchestra)

Symphony Center (Chicago Symphony Orchestra)

Concert Hall and Performing Arts Venue
Chicago Loop, IL, Chicago
  • Vivian R.
    "Best student tickets seating I've ever experienced."(3 Tips)
    nicholas p.
    "Beautiful architecture and even better orchestral music"(2 Tips)
    Cynthia V.
    "Always attend the pre concert program !"(2 Tips)
    Sharon T.
    "The space was beautiful and cozy as well."(2 Tips)
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  • Dmitry W.
    Outstandin orchestra and director, off-course. Great jazz program as well, infrequent jazz concerts though. Yet if you are lucky with the time of your visit - they are really good.
  • Erik R.
    Erik RowleyJanuary 3, 2014
    Beautiful architecture and concert hall. I saw movie master John Williams conduct here and it will be a memory I cherish forever. Dress up and bring a date, she'll love it.
  • Diana R.
    Diana RochaJuly 1, 2011
    world's best, chicago's own! student tickets available to select shows for 10$ on cso's website. watching cso perform will blow you away and/or bring you to tears. it's a beautiful experience.
  • Chicagoist
    ChicagoistAugust 1, 2014
    The Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s home is one of the most acoustically perfect venues in town and sounds pitch-perfect across a range of musical styles. Read more
  • Sharon T.
    Sharon TsaoNovember 23, 2015
    Love the CSO! Definitely one of the better orchestras in the US. The space was beautiful and cozy as well.
  • Andrew M.
    Andrew MondtApril 6, 2013
    When you're in the steeply raked seats do NOT lean forward! You block the sight lines of the paupers behind you in the nosebleed seats!
  • Vivian R.
    Vivian Ramirez3 weeks ago
    Best student tickets seating I've ever experienced. Small intimate feel for a symphony space.
  • Calvin Paul S.
    Calvin Paul ShummonDecember 12, 2014
    1972 played with Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic-1 day concert at Orchestra Hall----C.S.O. simply the Greatest Orchestra of the World...
  • Chicago Architecture Foundation
    The Chicago Architecture Foundation is right next door! Be sure to stop by & check out our shop, tours & exhibitions while you're here.
  • Robert L.
    Robert LaRueFebruary 19, 2011
    Come an hour early to hear some background about the pieces. Schmooze with your fellow socialites. You know you want to...
  • nicholas p.
    Beautiful architecture and even better orchestral music
  • Giulio S.
    Giulio StixJune 14, 2015
    Pre concert lectures not to be missed!
  • Matthew S.
    Matthew SupertJanuary 18, 2015
    Utilize the coat check. It is only $1.
  • Suzanne
    SuzanneFebruary 27, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    This is a great place to start your musical evening at Symphony Center
  • StreetWise_CHI
    StreetWise_CHIJuly 3, 2012
    Just enjoyed a great show? Cap it off with a StreetWise from Ed Cephus.
  • Mark M.
    Mark Moskovitz2 weeks ago
    Been here 5+ times
    Great music, great customer service!
  • Jeiran H.
    Jeiran HasanNovember 23, 2015
    You can also see the Chicago youth symphony perform here
  • Kübra Z.
    Kübra ZenginOctober 20, 2015
  • Cynthia V.
    Cynthia VincentFebruary 12, 2012
    Always attend the pre concert program !
  • Luke H.
    Luke HammackJune 3, 2015
    very good environment
  • Pepe T.
    Pepe TelichMarch 31, 2011
    Ask for the student discounts!
  • Ross G.
    Ross GuthrieApril 10, 2012
    Don't applaud between movements: can make for an awkward moment.
  • Seda M.
    Seda ManayOctober 11, 2015
    Historic place
  • Carolyn S.
    Carolyn SundlofJune 20, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Street parking is crazy, park at Grant Park South Parking Lot. Access on Michigan Ave. heading North at Congress
  • Liz M.
    Liz MJuly 12, 2010
    great webisodes to learn more about Riccardo Muti! Read more
  • Edward L.
    Edward LeeSeptember 25, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    no pics permitted while performers are on stage, according to stage manager. welcome to take pictures after they leave.
  • Stephanie H.
    $10 student tickets
  • Edwin
    EdwinSeptember 28, 2014
    Mariachi Tenochtitlan
  • Mark N.
    Mark NattierFebruary 7, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Listen for Ken Olsen's solos
  • tomek f.
    tomek franzlNovember 14, 2009
    Get Lower Balcony Seats Read more
  • laura b.
    laura beatrizSeptember 11, 2012
    Si podria ya estaria deleitandome con tantas hermosas Orquestas!!!!!!!!!!
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