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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” will celebrate its 17th season in 2018, from July 27th through August 5th, 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.

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BAROQUE GALA BENEFIT CONCERT INFORMATION

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

Friday July 28, 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!

SPONSOR: E. J. Hodgson Enterprises


Saturday July 29, 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.
SPONSOR: William Hill Estate Winery



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.

Festival Day-Trip Matinees 2017: August 2, 5, and 6

A TRUE ISLAND EXPERIENCE.

Enjoy a wonderful summer excursion to the remotest island settlement in Lake Michigan and attend the 16th Annual Baroque on Beaver Festival of Classical Music, one of “Up-North’s” unique treasures. Your day-trip might include bird-watching, biking or kayaking as well as time to explore the historic harbor district’s museums and shops.

 

Make Beaver Island and the 2017 Baroque on Beaver Festival your next summer adventure!

 

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What to Listen For?
As the 16th season of Baroque on Beaver comes to a close, we wish all our friends deep peace.Akademisk Kor, conducted by Nenia Zenana, sings "A Gaelic Blessing" by John Rutter in Dyssegårdskirken, Hellerup, Denmark, May 26th, 2013. Piano: Sverre Larsen.
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2 weeks ago

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What to Listen For?
On Saturday August 5th, Baroque offers music from Broadway and the cinema which will include the great Richard Rodgers.
Here, from his "The Sound of Music", is "The Lonely Goatherd":[Maria:] High on a hill was a lonely goatherd Lay ee odl lay ee odl lay hee hoo Loud was the voice of the lonely goatherd Lay ee odl lay ee odl-oo Folks in a...
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3 weeks ago

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What to Listen For?
On July 28, we welcome the Bach + Beethoven Ensemble for our Opening Night Gala concert. Among the many compositions for the evening will be those of Turlough O'Carolan. Here, his "Planxty Hewlett":

www.youtube.com/watch?v=mY2hiJPPppQAnother great Turlough O'Carolan piece. Arranged by Keith Hinchliffe, from the album 'Carolan's Dream'. The TAB can be obtained freely with this link from Ke...
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6 months 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.

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6 months 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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5 months ago

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We are delighted to welcome composer Mara Gibson to this year's Festival! The Beaver Island Cultural Arts Association's first commissioned work, a world premiere, will be performed by the Festival Orchestra on Sunday August 6.
Here is "Lullaby" from Mara's album "Artifacts":Provided to YouTube by CDBaby Lullaby · Ya-Ting Liou · Blas Gonzalez Mara Gibson: Artifacts ℗ 2015 Mara Gibson Released on: 2015-05-21 Auto-generated by YouT...
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