John Williams conducts the MSO – October 2020 [CANCELLED]

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra – MSO has announced the cancellation of the remaining concerts of its 2019-2020 season, and the transformation of its 2020-2021 season into a mix of live/virtual concerts, only for subscribers and donors.


This affects the concert that was going to be celebrated on Saturday, October 10, 2020, where John Williams was to conduct the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra – MSO together with Ken-David Masur (read more); a concert that has now been cancelled.


More information:

“Your health, safety, and well-being—and that of our musicians, staff, and community—is our top priority. We are committed to providing you with a safe and welcoming environment to experience thrilling musical moments. And we promise to be your trusted partner as we navigate the future together.


When the pandemic began, we made the necessary—but difficult—decision to cancel the remainder of our 2019.20 season. Our hope was that by taking that essential step, enough time would pass to allow the community and country to weather this crisis with us all staying as healthy and safe as possible. When we cancelled the remainder of the 2019.20 season, we intended to return to performance in October 2020.


As you may have heard through the media, the basement of the Bradley Symphony Center sustained significant flood damage following an intense rainstorm on May 18. Over the summer, C.D. Smith and partners have been repairing the damage while still working to complete the facility. Unfortunately, this caused a delay and pushed back our occupancy date until January 2021. In addition, the world still struggles to react to the uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, and it has become clear that large-scale gatherings will likely not be a possibility when the building opens in January.


So, we need a new plan, one that will allow the music to play on despite these challenges. After careful thought and consideration, we are replacing the concert schedule we announced last spring. We have reimagined the season and it will now include virtual performances, reduced capacity, socially-distanced in-person opportunities when the time is right, and exclusive tours of the new Bradley Symphony Center for our loyal subscribers and donors.


We appreciate the continued support and patience of our patrons and community during this time and we remain committed to keeping you informed and serving you with flexibility and empathy as we navigate these changes together. You can contact us any time at”