Freeman Stage to open season with MSO on June 16

Date Published: 
June 16, 2017

Coastal Point • Submitted: The Freeman Stage at Bayside as seen from a drone, all prepped and ready for the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus.Coastal Point • Submitted: The Freeman Stage at Bayside as seen from a drone, all prepped and ready for the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus.The Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Julien Benichou, will kick off the 10th season of the Freeman Stage at Bayside at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 16.

Along with the orchestra, the performance will feature soloists from OperaDelaware, as well as songs from “Macbeth” and “Aida.” Tickets cost $15 per person, with kids 12 or younger being admitted free of charge.

“We are grateful for our long partnership with the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra,” said Patti Grimes, executive director of the Joshua M. Freeman Foundation. ”This is the 10th season at the Freeman Stage at Bayside, and each year the MSO has helped us launch our summer schedule with an unforgettable night of music.”

Opening weekend at the Freeman Stage also includes the start of its Saturday morning kids’ series, sponsored by PNC Foundation — which take place at 10 a.m. every Saturday — as well as a performance by Tedeschi Trucks Band with special guest Paul Barrere & Fred Tackett of Little Big Feet on June 17, and a speaking event with Baltimore Ravens’ Justin Tucker on June 18.

In nine seasons at the Freeman Stage, more than 322,000 people have enjoyed its programming, which has included a wide variety of performances, such as national recording artists, dance, theater and classical music. This season, the look of the venue may be different, with a new stage, but the experience for the patrons will remain the same, representatives noted.

“As we celebrate our 10th season at the Freeman Stage at Bayside, we look forward to another season of unique and diverse performances for the whole community to enjoy,” Grimes said.

The Freeman Stage is a program of the Joshua M. Freeman Foundation, which partners to present memorable performances and provide inspired arts education for all. To purchase tickets, or for more information about the Freeman Stage at Bayside, call (302) 436-3015 or visit www.freemanstage.org.