Ever since maestro Theodore Thomas first raised his baton at the Auditorium Theater, the world knew that this was a first-class orchestra to be reckoned with. That reputation has continued through such legendary conductors as Fritz Reiner and Sir George Solti. In 1997, after an extensive renovation, Orchestra Hall was re-christened Symphony Center, a place dedicated to educating young and old alike about classical and jazz music. Under the baton of Daniel Barenboim, the orchestra has continued its tradition of quality musicianship. Seating arrangements within the hall offer a range of options, from the intimate ambiance of the main floor to the elevated elegance of the balcony. The hall boasts flawless acoustics, achieved through careful attention to detail and the use of state-of-the-art technology. This architectural masterpiece captures the essence of both tradition and innovation, offering an unparalleled experience for music lovers from around the world.