An acoustic ceiling that was installed in the old city auditorium at Tuscawilla Park in the 1980s is being torn down to expose the original bow trusses.
“We want people to see there is movement going on,” said Pamela Calero, the Ocala Symphony Orchestra’s executive director. “Everything has been approved with the city.”
The full renovation to convert the historic building into the Reilly Arts Center and home for the orchestra will not begin until $2.3 million of the $2.6 million fundraising goal is met. So far, the symphony has raised a little over $2 million, all from private donations.