Symphony Center - Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Chicago

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  • I'll never forget the first time I listened to a concert in Chicago's Orchestra Hall. It was Andre Segovia, the incomparable Spanish guitarist, and the hall lived up to its billing as an acoustical... 
    I'll never forget the first time I listened to a concert in Chicago's Orchestra Hall. It was Andre Segovia, the incomparable Spanish guitarist, and the hall lived up to its billing as an acoustical...  more »
  • Christmas concert was wonderful. Combination of orchestra and chorus was beautiful. Audience participation was fun. 
    Christmas concert was wonderful. Combination of orchestra and chorus was beautiful. Audience participation was fun.  more »
  • Cool venue, great music, friendly staff. A Chicago staple experience, go check out a show here and you won't be disappointed. 
    Cool venue, great music, friendly staff. A Chicago staple experience, go check out a show here and you won't be disappointed.  more »
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  • We visited the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Hall to see Weird Al in concert, and we're very happy with the venue, it's layout and it's performance space. Right in the heart of the Magnificent Mile, there is so much to see and do while waiting for the theater to open. On the night that we visited, then process of checking our tickets was efficient and we were able to find our seats without issue, though there were plenty of ushers on hand to provide help. The seating on the main floor was comfortable enough and not too narrow (which is especially important for gravitationally challenged folk like me), and their cushions were plush, allowing me to enjoy to concert without my posterior complaining. While I won't go into details about the show, I will say the sound quality of the Hall was fantastic, really capturing deep bass and preserving the richness of the sound even at our seats, thirteen rows back. At the end of the show, I needed to use the facilities, which were located in the lower levels away from the lobby. The wait wasn't too long and, given the foot traffic, was well maintained. If I had another opportunity to see a show here, I would certainly take that opportunity (maybe to see the orchestra perform music scores in time with a featured movie) This was definitely a landmark Chicago experience well worth the time.
  • Even in the very back row the sound is fantastic. The orchestra is world class and not to be missed. The concessions at intermission were struggling to take cars for a bit, but they finally were able to connect their device. I might recommend being able to take cash.
  • This was an awesome experience. I went for the rehearsal which happened to be the first time going here and it was splendid. Riccardo Muti was the conductor rehearsing with the youth Orchestra. He was great and funny as well. The Orchestra sounded lovely. They performed some Liszt pieces. The acoustics of the hall was great and so was the interior decor. A vaccine card and ID was requested (digital or physical copies were accepted) and a mask was to be worn throughout the stay there. Unfortunately, recording was not allowed. I would definitely love to go again and support this as well.
  • I attended Handel's Messiah. The orchestra played this baroque peace spectacularly, every moment feeling special and airy. Truly I am floored by their performance! I highly recommend attending and experiencing what they have to offer.
  • No doubt Chicago Symphony is one of the world's top orchestras. Being there watching maestro R. Muti conducting and listening the music performed by such talented musicians was absolutely and entirely an uplifting experience. High and low, soft and loud notes from every string, wind, percussion instruments so perfectly harmonized that mind becomes mesmerized.

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