Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra’s Sights Set on Warner Grand Theatre for New Home
The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra is planning for the future, and that includes finding a new home.
The performing arts group has its sights set on a downtown landmark, the Warner Grand Theatre on West Wisconsin Avenue.
MSO President Mark Niehaus says the goal is to restore this historic building and have the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra start performing at the theatre by the fall of 2019.
Currently, the MSO plays at the Marcus Center for performing arts on North Water Street.
They have already raised about half the 120 million dollars needed to move to a permanent home at the grand theatre.
The MSO hopes the move will allow them to be able to control their own schedule.
“We’re the easiest to move. We don’t need the scenery…most cities of our size have a dedicated hall…like we hope to build here,” says Niehaus.
This move has been in the works for more than 15 years.
The symphony president says the best way to help is to support the arts and culture in the Milwaukee area.