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Chicago Symphony Center
220 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60604
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underground parking a few steps away was perfect!
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You can't get any better food than you can at Miller's Pub and Restaurant, just a couple blocks down, on Wabash, and they are open VERY late! No need to rush!
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Chicago Symphony Orchestra: Mendelssohn's "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
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4.9 average rating
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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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9 reviews
6 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 price tickets offer good, affordable seats for almost anyone to spend an...continued

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4 reviews
3 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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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.