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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.

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

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Our preliminary schedule for our Fifteenth Anniversary Festival, July 29 - August, 7, 2016, has been posted on our website, baroqueonbeaver.org/scheduleprogram/. Many more details on the concerts will be posted on the website as they become available. ... See MoreSee Less

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Planning to attend or perform at the 15th ANNIVERSARY of Baroque on Beaver in 2016, July 29 - August 7...? We certainly hope so!
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Though Baroque on Beaver 2015 has concluded, we would like to heartily thank all involved (including the many behind the scenes) for creating a unique, musical experience that still plays in our memories. A music festival of top-notch performers on the most remote inhabited island in the Great Lakes is not to be missed! ... See MoreSee Less

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