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The Chicago Philharmonic

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Address: Pick-Staiger Hall and, Nichols Hall, Evanston, IL 60201
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The Chicago Philharmonic is a musician-governed not-for-profit organization...

The Chicago Philharmonic is a musician-governed not-for-profit organization founded 25 years ago by principals from the Lyric Opera of Chicago Orchestra. Today, the orchestra is a collaboration of over 200 of the highest-level classical musicians performing in the metropolitan Chicago area, and has consistently won accolades from music critics and audiences alike. The orchestra's symphonic concerts at Pick-Staiger Hall and Nichols Concert Hall cover the full spectrum of classical music, from the masters of Baroque to the composers of today. The Chicago Philharmonic is proud to serve as the official orchestra for the Joffrey Ballet and to have maintained a partnership with Ravinia Festival for 20 years. The orchestra has appeared at high profile Chicago venues including Symphony Center, Auditorium Theatre, Harris Theater and Chicago Theatre. They have performed with artists as diverse as Josh Groban, the Los Angeles Master Chorale, and the Houston Ballet, and have presented works as varied as Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto, John Adams' Gospel According to the Other Mary, and Stravinsky's Rite of Spring.

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Sunday afternoon delight

The tickets for this year's season opener. This year's theme is about love and today is an homage to great love stories. Great song choices, wonderful musicians, great soprano... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2016
Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

The tickets for this year's season opener. This year's theme is about love and today is an homage to great love stories. Great song choices, wonderful musicians, great soprano and tenor. This is not the CSO, but very close. Evanston is easy to get to and there is free parking. Just a cherry on top.

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Reviewed 2 November 2014

This orchestra is made up of true professionals, many of whom play with the Lyric Orchestra during the opera season. Tickets are affordable the there are no bad seats!

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Reviewed 5 August 2013

One of the major orchestras in the world, you cannot go wrong attending any of their concerts downtown or at Ravinia Park during the summer months. The history of the orchestra, its conductors, performers and musicians is akin to a who's-who in the annals of classical and even popular music. A must see and hear ensemble.

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Reviewed 14 June 2012

Set at the lovely Pick-Staiger Concert Hall on the Northwestern University campus in Evanston Illiinois. This lovely concert hall set directly on the shores of Lake Michigan was breathtaking to us. We went to a Tchaikovky concert in late May with the wonderful violinist David Perry who stole our hearts away with his performance. The concert hall is set close... More 

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