Music hall postpones proposed renovations until 2013

CINCINNATI - Music Hall announced Thursday that they will delay until May of 2013 a proposed revitalization and renovation of the downtown music facility. The had planned on beginning the project in May of 2012.

According to Music Hall Revitalization Company President and Symphony Orchestra Board member Jack Rouse, the move is being done to allow appropriate time to complete designs, assemble bid packages and negotiate with suppliers and contractors. The Music Hall design team also recommended the delay.

The project is large in scope and will incorporate all the buildings associated with Music Hall. A plan is also in place to allow access from the hall to the currently under renovation Washington Park.

"This project is hugely important to the orchestra and the community," said CSO President Trey Devey. "MHRC and the design team have our full confidence, and we support the decision to adjust the construction timetable."

The change will keep the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra in the hall through the 2012-2013 season. The 2013-2014 season will take place at the soon to be updated Taft Theater with the Orchestra returning to Music Hall in October of 2014.



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