Freeman Stage to end season with ballet, doo-wop, fireworks
The Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, with the help of Opera at Morgan and the Morgan State University Choir, will help to celebrate the conclusion of another successful season at the Freeman Stage at Bayside on Saturday, Aug. 31, at 7 p.m.
The performance, which is free and open to the public, will feature music from opera to Broadway, and will conclude with a fireworks show to help celebrate the 2013 Freeman Stage season.
“We are grateful to continue our partnerships with the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, Opera at Morgan and the Morgan State University Choir,” said Patti Grimes, executive director of the Joshua M. Freeman Foundation.
“This was the sixth season for the Freeman Stage at Bayside, and the fourth year that we are celebrating the end of our season with the help of these talented musicians and singers.
“This family-friendly performance is always an audience favorite, and we can’t think of a better way to provide a high quality arts experience for our patrons, while thanking them for their support over the summer.”
The MSO is enjoying its 16th season and its eighth year under the musical direction of Julien Benichou. The 50-plus member orchestra continues to grow in numbers and its 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.”
Earlier in that same week, the Freeman Stage will be presenting two other performances. On Thursday, Aug. 29, the First State Ballet Theatre, Delaware’s professional ballet company, will once again dance across the stage, under the stars.
The following night, on Friday, Aug. 30, the Doo Wop Project, which stars cast members from the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical “Jersey Boys,” will take the audience on a trip down memory lane with an homage to classic doo wop and the music that was inspired by that sound
The First State Ballet performance is free for all, and the Doo Wop Project performance costs $16 per person. Future events to be presented by the Freeman Stage include the Annual Arts & Jazz Festival on Sept. 14, and a performance of Washington National Opera’s Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program on Dec. 6.
For more information about the Freeman Stage at Bayside and upcoming performances, call (302) 436-3015 or visit www.freemanstage.org.