Chicago Symphony Orchestra

220 South Michigan Avenue
312-294-3000

Founded in 1891, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra is consistently hailed as one of the greatest orchestras in the world. In collaboration with the best conductors and guest artists on the international music scene, the CSO performs well over one hundred concerts each year at its downtown home, Symphony Center and at the Ravinia Festival on Chicago’s North Shore. Music lovers outside Chicago enjoy the sounds of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra through best-selling recordings and frequent sold-out tour performances in the United States and around the globe.


Reviews

Michael Gramajo

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Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018

A must if you would like to experience Chicago cultural events. Conductor Riccardo Muti does a magnificent job at accentuating the talents of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in his arrangements. Symphony Hall is so elegant and has great acoustics. You will not be let down if you have thirsty ears for music.

Candace Moore

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Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018

One of the best symphonies in the world. I recommend catching a Muti performance if you can. A must do for any music enthusiast, local or visiting.

Ignacio Alvarez

Rating:
Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018

I was invited to a reading at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra some time ago. To be truthful, I was not sure what a reading was. I was pleasantly surprised by what I saw. Just in case you don't know either, a reading is a rehearsal by the orchestra, I learned so much about how a piece is interpreted by a director. Now I know why a piece sounds very different whe play even by the same orchestra, it is how the director interpretes the work of any given composer. Very cool!

Sofia ANN

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Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018

The MONK'S Jazz Celebration Was Outstanding & It Was An Honor To Be In Attendance💫

mary hodur

Rating:
Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018

Exquisite music in an amazing setting! It's so worth seeing shows here. The CSO never disappoints!!!


Upcoming Events at Chicago Symphony Orchestra

CSO Chamber: All-Access - Music 803

Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018 at 6:30pm
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Concert: Chopin and Mendelssohn

Thursday, Feb 22, 2018 at 8:00pm
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Concert: Chopin and Mendelssohn

Friday, Feb 23, 2018 at 1:30pm
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Chucho Valdés and Gonzalo Rubalcaba: Trance

Friday, Feb 23, 2018 at 8:00pm
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AAN Black History Month: Identity of Color

Saturday, Feb 24, 2018 at 3:00pm
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Concert: Chopin and Mendelssohn

Saturday, Feb 24, 2018 at 8:00pm
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Concert: Ax – Kavakos – Ma

Sunday, Feb 25, 2018 at 3:00pm
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Concert: Civic Orchestra: Brahms Symphony No. 2

Monday, Feb 26, 2018 at 8:00pm
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Concert: Chopin and Mendelssohn

Tuesday, Feb 27, 2018 at 7:30pm
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Concert: Beethoven Eroica Symphony

Thursday, Mar 1, 2018 at 8:00pm
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Concert: Beethoven Eroica Symphony

Friday, Mar 2, 2018 at 8:00pm
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Concert: Once Upon a Symphony: The Elves and the Shoemaker

Saturday, Mar 3, 2018 at 10:00am
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Concert: Once Upon a Symphony: The Elves and the Shoemaker

Saturday, Mar 3, 2018 at 11:45am
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Crain-Maling Foundation CSO Young Artists Competition Finals

Saturday, Mar 3, 2018 at 2:00pm
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Concert: Beethoven Eroica Symphony

Saturday, Mar 3, 2018 at 8:00pm
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China Rises

Sunday, Mar 4, 2018 at 2:00pm
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Lang Lang in Recital

Sunday, Mar 4, 2018 at 3:00pm
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Once Upon a Symphony School Concert: The Elves and the Shoemaker

Monday, Mar 5, 2018 at 10:15am
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Once Upon a Symphony School Concert: The Elves and the Shoemaker

Monday, Mar 5, 2018 at 11:30am
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Civic Orchestra: Open Reading Session

Thursday, Mar 8, 2018 at 2:00pm
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Classic Encounter Lecture

Thursday, Mar 8, 2018 at 6:30pm
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Concert: Kavakos Performs Shostakovich

Thursday, Mar 8, 2018 at 8:00pm
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Concert: Kavakos Performs Shostakovich

Friday, Mar 9, 2018 at 1:30pm
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Concert: Kavakos Performs Shostakovich

Saturday, Mar 10, 2018 at 8:00pm
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Concert: Kavakos Performs Shostakovich

Sunday, Mar 11, 2018 at 3:00pm
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