Work begins on new home for Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- With musical fanfare, ground was broken outside the Warner Grand Theater on West Wisconsin Avenue.
In two years, it will be the new home of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra.
The $90 million restoration and expansion project will transform the performance space and provide the MSO with a rehearsal center and administrative offices.
"When you see 100 people on stage, collectively producing, live on stage some of the most beautiful and intellectual arts that's ever been created, it's not like sitting at home listening. It makes us a better community and the collective experience matters," said Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele.
The Warner Grand Theater opened in 1931 and closed in 1995. The MSO now performs at the Marcus Center for Performing Arts with it's offices at a separate location.