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The Baroque on Beaver Music Festival is a joyous concert series offered each summer on Beaver Island, Michigan, with orchestral, choral, chamber and solo performances featuring professional musicians from Michigan and beyond. The Festival's focus is classical music, but you may hear jazz, popular, Broadway, folk and world music genres as well. “B-on-B” celebrates its 16th season in 2017, from July 28th through August 6th, and 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: In lieu of tickets concert-goers are asked to make a freewill donation at each performance.


BAROQUE GALA BENEFIT CONCERT INFORMATION

Baroque on Beaver begins its 16th season with a unique weekend of benefit performances.

Friday July 29th, 7:30pm
The Bach & Beethoven Ensemble, a period-performance group, brings the British Isles to Beaver Island with a completely different look at Baroque-era culture and repertoire: drinking songs from the 1600s!


Saturday, July 30, 7:30pm
May Phang, a pianist with "technique to burn" and an "artist absolutely in charge of the narrative", returns to perform a solo recital on our newly-acquired Mason & Hamlin grand piano.

May Phang appears by arrangement with Great Lakes Performing Artist Associates - greatlakespaa.org

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Ensembles of the Baroque on Beaver Festival

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


The Festival Chorus Talented volunteer singers fill the ranks of this large chorus which performs its own Vocal Recital and appears with the Baroque on Beaver Festival Orchestra for Saturday evening's concert.


Chamber ensembles feature prominently throughout the week at Baroque, with performances by string quartets, woodwind quintets, brass quintet and other mixed ensembles. 2017 will feature two full-length chamber concerts at the CMU Biological Station.

2017 Beaver Island Ferry/Festival Day Trip Packages: TBA

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 16th 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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The Latest Baroque on Beaver News From Facebook

3 days ago

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What To Listen For? It's been quite a week:
The first day of Spring (March 20) and Johann Sebastian Bach's birthday (March 21).
To celebrate the season, we offer the aria of Mary Magdalene "Saget, saget mir geschwinde", from Bach's Easter Oratorio BWV 249 (1725), in which she asks where to find her beloved.

Saget, saget mir geschwinde,
Tell me, tell me quickly

Saget, wo ich Jesum finde,
Tell, where may I find Jesus

Welchen meine Seele liebt!
whom my soul loves!

Komm doch, komm, umfasse mich;
Come then, come, embrace me,

Denn mein Herz ist ohne dich
for my heart is without you

Ganz verwaiset und betrübt.
quite orphaned and distressed.Sir John Eliot Gardiner conducts the English Baroque Soloists with Meg Bragle (mezzo-soprano) This concert was broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 on Friday 9th Au...
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1 week ago

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Special Announcement: NEW Service for Hard-of-Hearing Patrons @ the BI Community Center ... See MoreSee Less

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What To Listen For on March 15?
In Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar" (I.ii), Caesar listens for the advice of a soothsayer: "Beware the ides of March".

Here, we listen for George Frideric Handel's overture to the opera "Giulio Cesare" (1724).Giulio Cesare, opera by G. F. Handel. Concerto Copenhagen, conductor Lars Ulrik Mortensen. Recorded at the Royal Danish Opera, March 2005. Copyright Harmonia...
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2 weeks ago

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Baroque on Beaver and the Beaver Island Cultural Arts Association are pleased to announce New House Productions as a sponsor for the 2017 Baroque on Beaver Music Festival!

Welcome, New House Productions, and thank you for your support!
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Baroque on Beaver and the Beaver Island Cultural Arts Association are pleased to announce New House Productions as a sponsor for the 2017 Baroque on Beaver Music Festival!

Welcome, New House Productions, and thank you for your support!

2 weeks ago

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Baroque on Beaver and the Beaver Island Cultural Arts Association are pleased to announce the following businesses and organizations as advertisers and supporters of the 2017 Baroque on Beaver Music Festival:

AmericInn Lodge & Suites, Charlevoix
Barron Title Agency, Charlevoix
Beaver Island Christian Church
Beaver Island District Library
Beaver Island Gallery / Studio, on the Donegal Bay Road
Beaver Island Lumber Company
Beaver Island Rural Health Center
Blarney Castle Oil & EZ Mart Convenience Stores
Central Michigan University
Charlevoix Area Hospital - Munson Healthcare
Charlevoix State Bank
Charlevoix Veterinary Hospital
The Clothing Company, Charlevoix
Esperance, Charlevoix
Kevin McDonough Construction, Beaver Island
Kilwins Chocolates, Charlevoix
L&L Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning
Beaver Island Little Traverse Conservancy
Plath's Meats, Inc., Rogers City and Petoskey
Quick Reliable Printing (QRP), Midland
SpartanNash/Family Fare, Charlevoix
Taylor Rental Petoskey: Parties, Weddings & Equipment
A Touch of Spring & Other Things, Charlevoix
Weathervane Terrace Inn & Suites, Charlevoix
Work’n Play Shop / Klooster Machinery, Ellsworth

*Thank you* to all for your generous support!
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Baroque on Beaver and the Beaver Island Cultural Arts Association are pleased to announce the following businesses and organizations as advertisers and supporters of the 2017 Baroque on Beaver Music Festival:
 
AmericInn Lodge & Suites, Charlevoix
Barron Title Agency, Charlevoix
Beaver Island Christian Church
Beaver Island District Library
Beaver Island Gallery / Studio, on the Donegal Bay Road 
Beaver Island Lumber Company
Beaver Island Rural Health Center
Blarney Castle Oil & EZ Mart Convenience Stores 
Central Michigan University
Charlevoix Area Hospital - Munson Healthcare
Charlevoix State Bank
Charlevoix Veterinary Hospital
The Clothing Company, Charlevoix
Esperance, Charlevoix
Kevin McDonough Construction, Beaver Island
Kilwins Chocolates, Charlevoix
L&L Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning
Beaver Island Little Traverse Conservancy
Plaths Meats, Inc., Rogers City and Petoskey
Quick Reliable Printing (QRP), Midland 
SpartanNash/Family Fare, Charlevoix
Taylor Rental Petoskey: Parties, Weddings & Equipment
A Touch of Spring & Other Things, Charlevoix
Weathervane Terrace Inn & Suites, Charlevoix
Work’n Play Shop / Klooster Machinery, Ellsworth

*Thank you* to all for your generous support!

1 month ago

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This Wednesday's "What to Listen For" features May Phang. Ms Phang will appear on Beaver Island both in solo recital and with the Baroque On Beaver Festival Orchestra this season to perform Beethoven's 2nd Piano Concerto.

May Phang appears by arrangement with Great Lakes Performing Artist Associates: glpaa.orgyoutube.com
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3 weeks ago

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What To Listen For?
Our 2017 Season (schedule below) will include a return engagement by The Choral Scholars on Friday August 4 in a performance of Handel's "Dixit Dominus". Here they are with "The Work of Christmas".November 2016 rehearsal recording of Dan Forrest's "The Work of Christmas". Lyrics by Howard Thurman.
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