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.
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
Reserved seating at a Baroque in Beaver Festival performance
If your answer is "Yes", please read on to learn how you can make contributions to Baroque on Beaver through their parent organization, Beaver Island Cultural Arts Association without donating a dime!
Amazon recently introduced a new program called AmazonSmile, which will automatically donate 0.5% of your purchases to a charity, such as the Beaver Island Cultural Arts Association, if you so select. It costs you (and BICAA) nothing, and it's just like shopping on Amazon normally.
Items that are eligible for the donations will be marked as such on their product pages. Unfortunately, Subscribe-and-Save purchases and renewals don't count.
The only real catch is you have to start your shopping at smile.amazon.com (which means you have to update your bookmark if you want to do this), and shopping from the Amazon apps, Kindle, or through affiliate links won't count. Make sure you select Beaver Island Cultural Arts as your charitable organization. Here is our direct link smile.amazon.com/ch/30-0349542
Otherwise, it's just like shopping on Amazon—only you get to support BICAA without doing anything extra (not even donating time or effort). So the next time you are going to Amazon to shop, choose smile.amazon.com/ and place your order there making sure Beaver Island Cultural Arts is selected. ... See MoreSee Less
The organizers of the Baroque on Beaver Music Festival are pleased to announce that William Hill Estate Winery will again provide complementary wines and light fare prior to the opening gala performance on July 29th. Chocolates will be provided by Kilwins Chocolates of Charlevoix. Ticket-holders are invited to attend this delectable event, which marks the opening of Baroque on Beaver's 15th Anniversary season. Doors open at 6:00pm and the program begins at 7:30pm.
Gala benefit tickets are 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). ... See MoreSee Less
We have received $5,000 in grant money towards the purchase of a set of state-of-the art acoustical panels. These panels will help take some steps to turn the gym into a concert venue, both visually and acoustically, but we still have to make up the difference of $9,000. These panels are portable, adjustable, flexible, and can be used in any venue on the island for future concerts. This could be a real game changer for the Baroque on Beaver festival. Please consider joining us as we work towards the purchase of these acoustical panels to make this professional music festival an even more effective music making experience. ... See MoreSee Less