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
Presenting...Reason #10 to attend our classically different festival: Free admission for kids - No tickets are required for kids ...or adults (exception benefit concerts). In addition, the festival features an event specially tailored to youth on Saturday, July 30 @ 2:00 PM – BI Community School Gymnasium: “An Orchestral Rainbow” - A colorful and interactive program for kids of all ages. Baroque on Beaver, Classically Different — Seriously Fun. ... 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
A Note of Thanks to our New 2016 Advertisers. And please remember to patronize our new and returning sponsors and advertisers, for without them our music would be flat. Baroque on Beaver, Classically Different — Seriously Fun.
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Reason #8 to attend Baroque on Beaver: Socialising! Yes, it is true that normally you would go to a music festival with a group of friends and you can be sure you will have an amazing time ... but this doesn’t mean you cannot make new ones! Baroque on Beaver Festival events are low key and enjoyable. It is also so easy to start talking to people and make new friends. That’s the Baroque on Beaver Festival atmosphere! Baroque on Beaver, Classically Different — Seriously Fun. ... See MoreSee Less