Located at the Adams Street entrance to Symphony Center, The Symphony Store is your one stop shop for the greatest gifts for the musicians in your life. Since 1997, we have stocked the best CDs, apparel, books, and knick-knacks for music lovers – classical, jazz, or popular! Each item in our inventory is personally selected with you in mind from fashion and gift shows nationwide.

Prized among our eclectic collection is the world’s largest inventory of Chicago Symphony Orchestra recordings. From Bach to Bartok, Verdi to Varese, the CSO has produced hundreds of commercial recordings, many of which are available in our store. The Symphony Store is the home of CSO Resound, the CSO’s record label, and is the exclusive retailer for the From the Archives series. We also stock recordings from Zell Music Director Riccardo Muti, featuring the world’s greatest orchestras and soloists.

Store Hours:

The Symphony Store in the Elizabeth Morse Genius Music Lab is temporarily closed in cooperation with community-wide efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Regular business hours:

Tuesday, 11:30am to 5:00pm
Wednesday, 11:30am to 5:00pm
Thursday, 11:30am to 5:00pm
Friday, 11:30am to 5:00pm
Saturday, 11:30am to 5:00pm
Sunday, Closed
Monday, Closed

Specialty hours:

The Symphony Store is open before concert time and during intermission for all Chicago Symphony Orchestra main series performances. We are also open before, during, and after all Sunday matinees for CSO main series performances and Symphony Center Presents Piano series performances. The Symphony Store is not open for Symphony Center Presents Jazz concerts, though guest artists frequently have merchandise available for purchase in the Orchestra Hall outer lobby before, during, and after the performance. The Symphony Store runs special holiday hours during the months of November and December.

For questions regarding store hours, please call 312-294-3345.