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Baroque on Beaver
Baroque on Beaver, a classical music festival held on Beaver Island in Lake Michigan, celebrates its 14th season this summer. Running from July 24th through August 2nd, the festival presents performances free of charge to packed venues of excited audiences. Presented by the Beaver Island Cultural Arts Association, the "B on B" is supported by free will offerings and by donations from patrons on and off the island. "B on B" presents high quality, professional performances of music from all ages, with special concentration on the music of the Baroque period. Concerts include orchestral, choral, solo and chamber repertoire.
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 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.