Milwaukee Symphony’s first concert at new Bradley Symphony Center to air nationally on PBS Dec. 17

Posted on: December 14, 2021

“The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra is going national in prime time, with help from Milwaukee PBS,” writes Chris Foran in Monday’s (12/13) Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “Milwaukee PBS’s broadcast of the symphony’s Oct. 2 performance—the grand-opening weekend of the symphony’s new home, the Bradley Symphony Center—has been picked up by the national PBS for airing on Dec. 17. ‘Live From Bradley Symphony Center: Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra’ will air in Milwaukee at 8 p.m. Dec. 17 on both WMVS-TV (Channel 10) and WMVT-TV (Channel 36). The grand opening weekend concerts, with MSO music director Ken-David Masur at the baton, included the world premiere of ‘Opening,’ a work by composer Eric Nathan commissioned to christen the symphony’s new home. Other pieces on the program included George Gershwin’s ‘Rhapsody in Blue’ and Duke Ellington’s ‘New World A-Comin’,’ both featuring guest pianist Aaron Diehl. In Milwaukee, ‘A Symphonic Celebration: The Milwaukee Symphony’s New Home,’ an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the symphony and the restored Bradley Symphony Center, will get a repeat showing before the concert at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 17 on both Channel 10 and 36.”