Venue Details

85 Star Starred
Symphony Center
220 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60604
312-294-3000
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Member Tips

dkrebs
Take the train downtown, then a CTA bus to Jackson and Michigan
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dkrebs
Most wore suits or dresses, including pant suits for the women
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Goldstar Member
The crowd for the most part is well dressed
info Nov 07 2009 star this tip starred
Goldstar Member
I took the brown line to Adams and Wabash. ( I block away. )
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Theatre Fan from West Town
Corner Bakery is a great spot to grab soup & sandwich before the show. Two can dine for under $20.
info Nov 09 2009 star this tip starred
Theatre Fan from West Town
Bennigan's is great for a drink after the show, if you want
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Reviews & Ratings

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4.9 average rating
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6 events
2 reviews
3 stars
attended Nov 05 2009

The music and chorus was perfectly orchestrated by Haidnik, the guest pianist left hand work was spell-bounding and sir Allen narration was enlightening a world class performence not to be missed

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22 events
8 reviews
5 stars
attended Nov 07 2009

CSO is a great Chicago cultural treasure. I see many tourists from all over the world attend CSO concerts, many after spending a day at the Art Institute. Goldstar half... continued

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9 events
4 reviews
2 stars
attended Nov 10 2009

Wonderful concert! The girls chorus did a fabulous job. Memorable evening and great seats. Had a good dinner at Russian Tea Room before concert. Try the Russian tea instead of coffee!

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More Information

Website

http://www.cso.org/main.taf?p=3,11,6,1&EventID=3005

Description

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Bernard Haitink, conductor

Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano

Erin Morley, soprano

Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano

Sir Thomas Allen, narrator

The Girls of Anima (Emily Ellsworth, artistic director)

Ravel – _ Alborada del gracioso _

Ravel – Piano Concerto for the Left Hand

Mendelssohn – A Midsummer Night’s Dream (complete Incidental music)

Principal Conductor Bernard Haitink launches his fall residency with a delightful program of Ravel works, including the Piano Concerto for the Left Hand with esteemed artist Jean-Yves Thibaudet. He also conducts the CSO’s first performances of Mendelssohn’s complete incidental music to A Midsummer Night’s Dream, with extracts from Shakespeare’s fantastical play edited by Ara Guzelimian.

About the Ticket Supplier: Chicago Symphony Orchestra

The CSO is a musical force in Chicago and around the world with more than 150 performances and events a year, 107 talented musicians, two internationally renowned conductors, and two award-winning composers-in-residence.

The central mission of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association is to present classical music through the Chicago Symphony Orchestra to Chicago, national and international audiences.

The mission is supported by four mutually reinforcing elements: artistic excellence (continued international preeminence in the field of orchestral excellence), audience development (leading audience development initiatives), education (superior education and community programs) and financial stability (fiscal responsibility for long-term stability).

In November 2008, the CSO was ranked the best U.S. orchestra by Gramophone magazine.