Chicago, IL: Orchestra Hall (Symphony Center)

Country: United States of America
State: Illinois
City: Chicago
Location: 220 South Michigan Avenue

Built 1904 by Daniel H. Burnham. Opened 14 Dec 1904 with a concert by the "Theodore Thomas Orchestra", conducted by Theodore Thomas. 1905 installation of a pipe organ by Lyon and Healy. 1946 organ rebuilding by Frank J. Sauter and Sons. 1950 redecoration by Daniel Burham jr. 1966 renovation and technical modernization by Harry Weese & Associates. 1967 installation of an electronic organ. 1981 installation of a pipe organ by M. P. Moeller, Inc. 1995-1997 major renovation by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, incorporating "Orchestra Hall" in the new "Symphony Center" complex (also containing the rehearsal and performance space "Buntrock Hall", a restaurant and administration offices). Acoustical consultant: Kirkegaard & Associates. Organ renovation and extension by Casavant Frères. Re-opened 4 Oct 1997. Home to the "Theodore Thomas Orchestra", 1913 renamed "Chicago Symphony Orchestra". 2530 seats.

Link: www.cso.org

[Chicago, IL: Orchestra Hall (Symphony Center)] Front Text: "Chicago, Ill., Theo. Thomas Orchestra Hall", inscription: "Bach - Mozart - Beethoven - Schubert - Wagner"
Publisher: Suhling & Koehn Co., Chicago; No. 404
Type: Undivided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Chicago IL to Vallejo CA, 1909

[Chicago, IL: Orchestra Hall (Symphony Center)] Front Text: on banner: "Symphony Center, Home of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra"inscription: "Bach - Mozart - Beethoven - Schubert - Wagner"
Reverse Text: "Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center, Home of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra"
Publisher: Chicago Symphony Orchestra, 1999
Size: 13.6 x 17.8 cm
Not sent.

[Chicago, IL: Orchestra Hall (Symphony Center)] Picture: stage and auditorium
Reverse Text: "Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center, Home of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra"
Publisher: Chicago Symphony Orchestra, 1999
Size: 17.8 x 13.6 cm
Not sent.


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