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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.

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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 # 9 to attend the Beaver Island Jazz Weekend, Friday & Saturday! Feel Good: Jazz makes you FEEL SOOOOOO GOOD! Jazz Weekend tickets are still available for purchase ($30 per night or two nights for $50) by phone or in person at the Beaver Island Community Center (231-448-2022). bicaa.org/programs-festivals-special-events#jazz

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Amazon delivers!
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support the Beaver island Cultural Arts Association (BICAA) every time you shop and at no cost to you.  When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price (0.5%) to BICAA.

Looks like several festival attendees noticed the AmazonSmile announcement in the Baroque on Beaver printed program.  This week Amazon mailed BICAA a check for $15 or 0.5% of $3000 in Amazon purchases! Yikes, instant gratification all around!!! 
(Here is our direct link https://smile.amazon.com/ch/30-0349542)

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Reason # 9 to attend the Beaver Island Jazz Weekend, Friday & Saturday! Feel Good: Jazz makes you FEEL SOOOOOO GOOD! Jazz Weekend tickets are still available for purchase ($30 per night or two nights for $50) by phone or in person at the Beaver Island Community Center (231-448-2022). bicaa.org/programs-festivals-special-events#jazz

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Reason # 8 to attend Jazz Weekend starting Friday Syncopation, Jazz or Swing, which is it? All of the above! Armstrong was asked on the Bing Crosby radio show what swing was, he said, "Ah, swing, well, we used to call it syncopation — then they called it ragtime, then blues — then jazz. Now, it's swing. ..." Jazz Weekend tickets are now available for purchase ($30 per night or two nights for $50) by phone or in person at the Beaver Island Community Center (231-448-2022).

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