Milwaukee Symphony’s Oct. 2020 season-opener in new hall to be telecast live

Posted on: December 19, 2019

“The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra’s new concert hall in the former Warner Grand Theatre will get its close-up in October, with a live broadcast of the symphony’s first subscription concert on Milwaukee PBS,” writes Chris Foran in Wednesday’ s (12/18) Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The broadcast “also will include a pre-concert special on the symphony and its new digs, an upgrade and expansion of the former movie palace at 212 W. Wisconsin Ave. The $90 million construction project is on track for the theater, dubbed the Milwaukee Symphony Center, to open next fall, with smaller concert events and a gala prior to the start of MSO’s 2020-21 season.… The date of the first subscription concert and broadcast are expected to be announced early next year. MSO music director Ken-David Masur will conduct the performance, which also will feature the Milwaukee Symphony Chorus. The concert hall projects includes renovating the Warner Grand, which opened in 1931, and an adjacent office building, as well as additions including a glassy, two-story lobby east of the original theater.”