Mid-Atlantic Symphony Music Director Julien Benichou will preview the orchestra’s 2021-22 season at 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 18, at the Lewes Public Library.
The symphony will perform at Cape Henlopen High School in Lewes this September and December and in April 2022, and at Epworth United Methodist Church in Rehoboth Beach this November and in March 2022 – the first time in the orchestra’s 24-year history that it will perform all five regular-season concerts in the Cape Region.
During the Sept. 18 program, co-sponsored by the Lewes library, Benichou will discuss the season and answer questions. Several of the orchestra’s musicians will perform.
The program is free and open to the public, but space is limited and preregistration is required. To sign up, go to lewes.lib.de.us.
Following the free program, the Mid-Atlantic Symphony will host a ticketed reception, also at the library, during which guests can enjoy hors d’oeuvres and wine as they mingle with Benichou and the musicians.
Tickets to attend the reception are available for a tax-deductible donation of $50 per person, and may be purchased online at midatlanticsymphony.org, under the Concerts & Events tab.
The orchestra’s music director since 2005, Benichou studied in France before coming to the United States. He received a graduate performance diploma from the Peabody Institute, earned a master’s degree from Northwestern University, and pursued graduate studies at Yale University. He also serves as artistic director and conductor of the Washington Opera Society, and has conducted at the New York City Ballet and at Carnegie Hall.
The Mid-Atlantic Symphony is the only professional orchestra serving southern Delaware and Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Its mission is to inspire, enrich, educate and entertain diverse audiences of all ages through live musical performances, and to engage students in the world of art music through outreach programs.