Milwaukee Symphony’s action-packed December at new Bradley Symphony Center

Posted on: December 1, 2021

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra onstage at the Bradley Symphony Center.

“One frequently stated reason that the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra spent $90 million to convert a former movie palace into the Bradley Symphony Center was to maximize the number of holiday performances it could give in its own house,” writes Jim Higgins in Tuesday’s (11/30) Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “In December, the MSO will present 11 performances at the center … including ‘Police Deranged for Orchestra’ with drummer Stewart Copeland … and three screenings of the movie ‘Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix’ with live orchestral accompaniment…. The MSO’s 10 December shows with Christmas and holiday musical content [include] Holiday Pops [led by] frequent guest conductor Jeff Tyzik [and] featuring vocalist Shayna Steele. These concerts include Tyzik’s variations on ‘Deck the Halls’ in the styles of different composers. The Milwaukee Symphony Chorus also performs in these shows…. Music director Ken-David Masur conducts the annual performance of Handel’s [Messiah] oratorio, featuring the Milwaukee Symphony Chorus and vocal soloists…. The MSO does not perform on the Chanticleer and Canadian Brass concerts.”