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“A disapointment.”

Symphony Center - Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Ranked #14 of 667 things to do in Chicago
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Reviewed 20 February 2012

In spite of a very expensive re-do of the acoustics in Symphony Center, I still find them pretty bad. Center orchestra (side-to-side, and front-to-back) is best. Otherwise the sound is "mushy". Sad, because the Orchestra is wonderful.

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Reviewed 17 February 2012

I have been a subscriber with the CSO for 7 years and whether you live in Chicago or are simply here for a visit, you must make time to attend a concert and hear this amazing orchestra live. Go to the website just before a venue to see if discount/student tickets are available. A word of caution: the higher up you sit in this venue, the narrower your seats, and you want to be comfortable listening to this orchestra. Orchestra hall is beautiful -- be sure to check out the pre-concert lectures prior to many of the concerts, as they are well worth attending.

Thank Deborah M
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Reviewed 8 January 2012

I absolutely love Symphony Center. Not just because of its history in Chicago, but because it's such a beautiful cultural experience. The Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) is one of the most well-respected in the country and its members have traveled all around the world. I've attended concerts at Symphony Center before and the acoustics are wonderful. I think it would be a great place to expose children to their first dose of culture.

Thank appetite4trvl
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Reviewed 29 December 2011

As a former musician and a CSO season ticket holder, I'm probably a little biased. But one of the best things about living in Chicagoland is being able to hear one of the finest orchestras in the world. Symphony Center also features other top talent. We saw Joan Baez there just a few months ago.

Thank Getmearumpunch
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Reviewed 28 December 2011

Chicago has given this fine institution a great deal of support to keep it the wonderful place that it is. The music is always great, even if it isn't the Chicago Symphony, and the architecture alone is worth the trip.

Thank ToniA475
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