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Joe Baione Sextet

Arts & Jazz Festival performer

Baione

Joe Baione has a passion for all things jazz.  While he is making his mark on the jazz scene with his powerful performances on the vibes, he is also ensuring the future of jazz through his teaching and producing projects that make jazz more accessible in his community. Baione has won several awards including “Emerging Jazz Artist” in 2005 by Philadelphia Weekly and “Rising Star of Tomorrow” by Jazz at Lincoln Center.

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Creating Whimsical Masterpieces with John Donato

Donato

PNC FoundationRenowned local artist John Donato will delight children during his energetic and educational painting class.  John’s art is like walking into a smile factory.  Your child will enjoy “hands-on” learning from John to create a masterpiece using one of John’s high-spirited characters and the blasts of color his art is known for.

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Parallell Exit

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Parallel Exit

Mission: To create performance and educational programs that honor and forward the history of the variety arts and embrace a twenty-first century sensibility.

Parallel Exit is a rarity. It is the preeminent physical theatre company in New York City, carrying the torch for an art form that could be rendered obsolete without the innovation of the organization’s leaders.

Productions have earned the company critical acclaim and two Drama Desk Award nominations for Unique Theatrical Experience. New pieces have been presented in large venues (The New Victory Theater, The Guggenheim Museum), schools (through The Lincoln Center Institute and LEAP), and through partnerships with other organizations (Making Books Sing).

More than 12,500 audience members are said to have been whisked away with a sense of whimsy by Parallel Exit productions. In addition, over 10,000 New York City public school students have been inspired and benefited by Parallel Exit education programs, which employ the performing arts as a means through which to instill both creative and life skills.

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Season Finale Fireworks Celebration: Opera on a Summer Night

Fireworks

Join us for an exciting evening of music as we present The Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra with guest soloists from OperaDelaware.  Audiences will delight in this  collaborative performance.  These talented, local organizations will perform classical pieces to enjoy, to be energized by, and to be inspired by.  Be sure to come early to get a great view of the fantastic fireworks finale, another Freeman Stage tradition!

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Opera on a Summer Night
featuring
THE MID-ATLANTIC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
in collaboration with Opera Delaware

Jennifer Holbrook, Soprano
William Davenport, Tenor
Grant Youngblood, Baritone
Brendan Cooke, General Director, Opera Delaware
Julien Benichou, Conductor & Music Director
of Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra

Program

Richard Wagner, Prelude from Die Meistersinger
Richard Wagner, O du, mein holder Abendstern from Tannhäuser
Grant Youngblood, Baritone
Sigmund Romberg, Serenade from The Student Prince
William Davenport, Tenor
Giuseppe Verdi, Sempre libera from La Traviata
Jennifer Holbrook, Soprano
Pietro Mascagni, Intermezzo from Cavalleria rusticana
Giacomo Puccini, Che gelida manina from La Bohème
Jennifer Holbrook, Soprano
William Davenport, Tenor

Intermission

Giuseppe Verdi, Overture to La forza del destino
Georges Bizet, Votre toast, je peux vous le rendre from Carmen
Grant Youngblood, Baritone
Gaetano Donizetti, Ah! mes amis, quel jour de fête! from La Fille du Régiment
William Davenport, Tenor
Jules Massenet, Méditation from Thaïs
Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein, Some Enchanted Evening from South Pacific
Grant Youngblood, Baritone
Charles Gounod, Jewel Song from Faust
Jennifer Holbrook, Soprano
Charles Gounod, Finale from Faust
Jennifer Holbrook, Soprano
William Davenport, Tenor
Grant Youngblood, Baritone


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Flamenca/Flamenco

Flamenca

The director of Flamenco Aparicio Dance Company, Edwin Aparicio, brings to the Freeman Stage the fire and grace that made the art of Flamenco one of the most mystifying and ancient celebrations of emotion and music in modern history.  In this new work, Aparicio continues to explore gender themes in Flamenco by interpreting the duality and complexity of the genre through firey footwork and grace.

DDOAMAAFThis engagement of Flamenca/Flamenco is made possible through funding by the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, and the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware.

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Jennifer Nettles – That Girl Tour 2014

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Jennifer Nettles, lead vocalist for international super duo Sugarland, has become one of the most popular singer-songwriters in music today. Since Sugarland exploded onto the music scene in ’04 they have worldwide sales of over 22 million (albums and singles) to date, have achieved eight No. 1 singles and have won numerous awards including trophies from the Grammys, AMAs, ACM Awards, CMT Music Awards and CMA Awards. Nettles has won five ASCAP awards for her songwriting abilities, and in 2008 individually received a Grammy Award, ACM Award and CMA Award for penning the emotionally charged, platinum-selling No. 1 hit “Stay.”

At the 2009 ACM Awards, Nettles was honored with the “Crystal Milestone Award” for being the first woman to be the solo songwriter on an ACM “Song of the Year” winner since 1972. Her fans have grown to expect Nettles to deliver memorable, heartfelt performances both individually and with surprise duet partners: At the 2007 AMAs, Beyonce joined Sugarland on stage for a countrified version of her hit single “Irreplaceable.” Two years later, at The Kennedy Center Honors, Nettles paid tribute to icon Bruce Springsteen, covering “Glory Days” and “I’m On Fire” with Ben Harper. Nettles and her Sugarland partner Kristian Bush have performed in numerous European countries and have headlined multiple U.S. tours that continue to sell out venues across the country.

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OPENING ACT Brandy Clark

Brandy Clark12 Stories, Brandy’s debut album as an artist, is full of diverse characters. There’s the woman in first single “Stripes” who fantasizes about killing her cheating husband, but doesn’t want to be caught dead in an orange jumpsuit. There’s another who asks Jesus for help, but plays the lottery just in case in “Pray to Jesus.”

“I get my inspiration from real people who are just surviving their life and getting through their day. That’s who I write songs for,” explains Brandy. “I want to write songs for somebody who is working at a bank—if that person could write a song, what they would write. That’s my goal.”

Prior to 12 Stories, Brandy achieved that goal by penning songs for other artists. Reba McEntire and Kenny Rogers have both recorded her songs. Darius Rucker, Sheryl Crow and Kacey Musgraves have Brandy compositions on their new albums. And The Band Perry gave Brandy her first No. 1 single with “Better Dig Two,” followed shortly after by another No. 1 in “Mama’s Broken Heart,” cut by Miranda Lambert.

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Alice in Wonderland by Hampstead Stage Company

Alice

PNC FoundationLewis Carroll’s immortal classic, “Alice in Wonderland”, is a wonderful tale about a young girl, whose boredom takes her on a journey of the imagination, creating a wonderland of characters. Through Alice’s imagination, ordinary everyday things become extraordinary. Through this story, the Hampstead Stage Company hopes to encourage children to enjoy using their imagination and triumph over their fears.

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Sciencetellers

Sciencetellers

PNC FoundationSciencetellers combines storytelling, comedy, and exciting science experiments into a dynamic and highly interactive learning experience. For ten years we’ve been delighting children and their families with our energetic and unique style of immersion storytelling.”If you’re in the room, you’re part of the story!”

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Arts & Jazz Festival

Arts Jazz

DBH logoA day not to be missed at The Freeman Stage at Bayside!  Stroll the green and enjoy previewing the artwork of Delmarva’s finest artists, whom are sponsored by Delaware by Hand.  Pull up a chair and groove to some of the most talented jazz artists to ever play at the shore – Joe Baione, Cynthia Holiday, and KJ Denhert!

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Music School of Delaware

Music School

PNC FoundationJoin M & M and Friends from The Music School of Delaware for a morning of musical fun!!  This interactive family concert will feature favorite summer songs, finger plays, puppets, instruments, stories and more to get your child singing, dancing and groovin’ to the beat.

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