MSO performance at Freeman Stage to feature ‘Oz’-themed music

The Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Julien Benichou, will kick-off the eighth summer season of the Freeman Stage at Bayside at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 19. Admission costs $10 per person, with kids 18 and younger admitted free of charge.

The MSO is in its 18th season and its 10th year under the musical direction of Benichou. The orchestra continues to grow in numbers and in the quality of its performances and repertoire.

“The arts are such an important part of the cultural life of our communities,” said Benichou. “I see the MSO flourishing in the near future, giving us the opportunity to bring the Mid-Atlantic region beautiful musical experiences.”

Along with the orchestra, the June 19 performance at the Freeman Stage will feature soloists from OperaDelaware and Towson University. Included in the performance will be songs from “The Wizard of Oz,” “The Wiz,” “Wicked” and classical selections. A full program for the evening can be found online at

“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 eighth 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.”

To purchase tickets, or for more information about the Freeman Stage at Bayside, call (302) 436-3015 or visit