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Baroque on Beaver is a joyful series of concerts offered each summer on Beaver Island, Michigan. Concerts include orchestral, choral, solo, and chamber ensemble, featuring professional performers. The performances focus on classical music, but you may hear jazz, popular, Broadway, spirituals, or whatever strikes the musicians’ fancy. “B-on-B” celebrates its 15th season in 2016, running from July 29th through August 7th. "B-on-B" is the signature event of the Beaver Island Cultural Arts Association. One of Baroque on Beaver’s hallmarks is its accessibility: there is no ticket charge to any concert except benefit performances. The festival does follow an island tradition and in lieu of ticketing festival attendees are invited to make a freewill donation at each performance.

BAROQUE BENEFIT TICKETS NOW ON SALE!

Beaver Island Cultural Arts Association kicks off the Baroque on Beaver Music Festival with a unique series of benefit performances. Baroque's 15th anniversary season begins with two performances featuring the classical trio of May Phang (piano), Aaron Berofsky (violin), and Derek Snyder (cello), Friday, July 29 and Saturday, July 30, 2016, 7:30PM. More info

Ensembles of the Baroque on Beaver Festival

The centerpiece of the festival, the Baroque on Beaver Festival Orchestra, is comprised of professional talent from orchestras all over Michigan, including Detroit Symphony, Grand Rapids Symphony, Ann Arbor Symphony, Midland Symphony and many more.


The Baroque on Beaver Festival Chorus is comprised of talented, volunteer choral singers who fill the ranks of this large chorus who perform with the Baroque on Beaver Festival Orchestra for the Saturday night concert.


The Baroque on Beaver Festival Chamber Chorale is a small chamber choir of professional singers from around the state of Michigan. This group sings with the Festival Orchestra and in their own afternoon concert.


Chamber music is presented by string quartets, woodwind quintets, brass ensembles and more. Chamber music features prominently throughout the week at the "B on B" festival

Beaver Island Ferry/Festival Day Trip Packages 2016

A TRUE ISLAND EXPERIENCE. Enjoy a wonderful summer adventure--a cruise on Lake Michigan; a guided tour of the remotest island settlement in Lake Michigan; and spend time listening to music that suits a variety of interests in a charming island setting. A highlight of your visit will be attending the 15th Annual Baroque on Beaver Festival of Classical Music, one of "Up-North's" unique treasures. Your day trip package includes a lunch, as well as time to explore the historic harbor district.
 
If you're looking for an island adventure in a succinct, affordable format, this is the trip for you.
 
What's included:
  • Round trip passage aboard a BIBCO Ferry from Charlevoix to Beaver Island and back. For a great overview of the Northern part of the Island., we recommend booking a morning van tour, which is 1 ½ hours, featuring historic commentary, photo ops, and main points of interest.
  • Map, Visitors Guide, and Festival Program
  • Lunch
  • Reserved seating at a Baroque in Beaver Festival performance
  • Boxed snack for your return trip
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Reason # 6 to attend: Boating, Sand and Sun!

Had a full day of boating, sand, and sun and need to relax? Listen to fine music at The Baroque on Beaver Festival, July 29 through August 7, 2016.

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Reason # 6 to attend: Boating, Sand and Sun!  

Had a full day of boating, sand, and sun and need to relax? Listen to fine music at The Baroque on Beaver Festival, July 29 through August 7, 2016.   

Baroque on Beaver, Classically Different — Seriously Fun.

Reason # 5 to attend Baroque on Beaver this summer: Heavenly view...with music!
Beaver Island's geographic location is home to some of the darkest and most pristine evening skies in the world. The island is home, too, to another heavenly phenomenon, the Baroque on Beaver Music Festival, which celebrates 15 consecutive years of bringing classical music to the Island.Take in the stars and the music from July 29 through August 7. Baroque on Beaver, Classically Different — Seriously Fun.
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Reason # 5 to attend Baroque on Beaver this summer: Heavenly view...with music!
Beaver Islands geographic location is home to some of the darkest and most pristine evening skies in the world.   The island is home, too, to another heavenly phenomenon, the Baroque on Beaver Music Festival, which celebrates 15 consecutive years of bringing classical music to the Island.Take in the stars and the music from July 29 through August 7. Baroque on Beaver, Classically Different — Seriously Fun.

BAROQUE BENEFIT TICKETS NOW ON SALE!

Each year the Beaver Island Cultural Arts Association kicks off the Baroque on Beaver Music Festival with a unique series of benefit performances. Baroque's 15th anniversary season begins with two performances featuring the classical trio of May Phang (piano), Aaron Berofsky (violin), and Derek Snyder (cello)

On Friday, July 29 at 7:30PM, May Phang, Aaron Berofsky, and Derek Snyder will play what is often referred to as Brahms best chamber piece: the Brahms Piano Trio in B Major, Op 8. In addition to Brahms' "most unabashedly romantic creation," opening night includes Haydn's Piano Trio in G Major, Hob XV: 25 "Gypsy" and Paganini Cantabile for Violin and Piano.

On Saturday, July 30 at 7:30PM, May Phang, Aaron Berofsky, and Derek Snyder return to play one of Joseph Haydn's late trios: the Haydn Piano Trio in A Major, Hob XV:18. Other works to be performed on Saturday evening are Arvo Part Spiegel im Spiegel for Cello and Piano, and Mendelssohn's "graciously melodious" Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 49.

This is the first appearance at B-on-B for all three of our gala artists.

Preceding both performances guests over 21 will be treated to delicious wines provided by William Hill Estate Winery and more.

Don’t miss this celebratory weekend of exceptional live performances offered by the Baroque on Beaver Music Festival, Classically Different - Seriously Fun!

Both gala evenings are open to the public with tickets now available for purchase ($50 per night or two nights for $75) by phone or in person at the Beaver Island Community Center (231-448-2022).
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2 weeks ago

BAROQUE BENEFIT TICKETS NOW ON SALE!

Each year the Beaver Island Cultural Arts Association kicks off the Baroque on Beaver Music Festival with a unique series of benefit performances. Baroques 15th anniversary season begins with two performances featuring the classical trio of May Phang (piano), Aaron Berofsky (violin), and Derek Snyder (cello)

On Friday, July 29 at 7:30PM, May Phang, Aaron Berofsky, and Derek Snyder will play what is often referred to as Brahms best chamber piece:  the Brahms Piano Trio in B Major, Op 8.  In addition to Brahms most unabashedly romantic creation, opening night includes Haydns Piano Trio in G Major, Hob XV: 25 Gypsy and Paganini Cantabile for Violin and Piano.

On Saturday, July 30 at 7:30PM, May Phang, Aaron Berofsky, and Derek Snyder return to play one of Joseph Haydns late trios:  the Haydn Piano Trio in A Major, Hob XV:18. Other works to be performed on Saturday evening are Arvo Part Spiegel im Spiegel for Cello and Piano, and Mendelssohns graciously melodious Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 49.

This is the first appearance at B-on-B for all three of our gala artists.

Preceding both performances guests over 21 will be treated to delicious wines provided by William Hill Estate Winery and more.

Don’t miss this celebratory weekend of exceptional live performances offered by the Baroque on Beaver Music Festival, Classically Different - Seriously Fun!  

Both gala evenings are open to the public with tickets now available for purchase ($50 per night or two nights for $75) by phone or in person at the Beaver Island Community Center (231-448-2022).

Reason #4 to Attend Baroque on Beaver
Big deal: If you're looking for an island adventure in a succinct, affordable format, this is the trip for you.

What's included:
· Round trip passage aboard a BIBCO Ferry from Charlevoix to Beaver Island and back. For a great overview of the entire island, we recommend booking a morning van tour, which is 1 ½ hours, featuring historic commentary, photo ops, and main points of interest.

· Map, Visitors Guide, and Festival Program

· Lunch

· Reserved seating at a Baroque in Beaver Festival performance

· Boxed snack for your return trip

All for under $100 per person. Reservations may be made online through the BIBCO website at www.bibco.com, under the tours section or by phone at 1-888-446-4095. Space is limited. Advanced registration is strongly suggested. Baroque on Beaver, Classically Different — Seriously Fun
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Reason #4 to Attend Baroque on Beaver
Big deal:   If youre looking for an island adventure in a succinct, affordable format, this is the trip for you.

Whats included:
·  Round trip passage aboard a BIBCO Ferry from Charlevoix to Beaver Island and back.   For a great overview of the  entire island, we recommend booking a morning van tour, which is 1 ½ hours, featuring historic commentary, photo ops, and main points of interest.

·  Map, Visitors Guide, and Festival Program

·  Lunch

·  Reserved seating at a Baroque in Beaver Festival performance

·  Boxed snack for your return trip

All for under $100 per person. Reservations may be made online through the BIBCO website at www.bibco.com, under the tours section or by phone at 1-888-446-4095. Space is limited. Advanced registration is strongly suggested.  Baroque on Beaver, Classically Different — Seriously Fun