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Future home of MSO to be named Bradley Symphony Center

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The future home of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra has a new name, and it's a name you'll recognize.

Classical violinists in hard hats performed at the construction site for the symphony center Thursday, Feb. 13, as they unveiled the new name. 

It will be called the Bradley Symphony Center, after the same Bradley family that supplied the name for the former home of the Milwaukee Bucks, the Bradley Center.

"We would not be here in this position of doing this without the incredible generosity of David and Julie Uihlein, as well as the Bradley Foundation," said Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra President Mark Niehaus. "They were some of our earliest supporters of our project, and quite honestly, that early support and the ability to do the design work that early on helped us make sure we completed this project on time and on budget."

The Bradley Symphony Center is in the final stages of construction. It will occupy the former site of the Warner Grand Theater on Wisconsin Avenue, which has undergone extensive renovation. 

The orchestra is scheduled to open its next season in the new hall. That will happen this fall.

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