By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Mar 23, 2020 at 10:05 AM

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The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra has made its first big performance announcement for its new Bradley Symphony Center in the former Warner Grand Theater on 2nd and Wisconsin.

World-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma and his longtime collaborator, pianist Kathryn Stott will give a recital on March 3, 2021.

Patrons can purchase tickets to the recital as part of a season subscription now. Single tickets will go on sale on Sept. 1.

Tickets to the Milwaukee Symphony’s inaugural season in the Bradley Symphony Center can be purchased now by calling (414) 291-7605 or by visiting the MSO’s website at

The MSO announced last month that the new venue, slated to open this autumn, will be named in honor of the Harry and Peg Bradley, thanks to a a $52 million naming rights gift by David and Julia Uihlein, Lynde Uihlein and The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation.

An update on the renovation progress, including many photographs taken last month, can be found here.

Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.

He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.

With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.

He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.

In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area. He has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.

He has be heard on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories, in that station's most popular podcast.