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Baroque on Beaver
Baroque on Beaver, a classical music festival held on Beaver Island in Lake Michigan, celebrates its 13th season this summer. Running from July 25th through August 3rd, 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. Go to the Schedule/Program Page for more details.
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 Ochestra 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.
Soloists, both vocal and instrumental, are recognized nationally and internationally and perform all week at the festival. See the The Artists & Musicians Page for more information.
Special guest artists this year will be the Detroit Jazz Trio, featuring Peter Siers, Paul Keller and Tad Weed. They will perform a jazz concert on Tuesday evening, July 29th, in a special fund raising concert called Baroque and All That Jazz. Tickets for this concert are available by contacting the ticket office at the Beaver Island Community Center, 231-448-2022.