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
The Beaver Island Cultural Arts Association announces the 2017 BICAA Mini Grant Awards. Applicants must be 18 years of age by the deadline date. Applications are judged based on cultural merit, community impact, and feasibility. The project must benefit the Beaver Island community, by being located on the Island.
The purpose of the Mini-Grant Program is:
-To foster excellence, diversity and vitality in arts offerings for all Beaver Island residents;
-To broaden opportunities for Island audiences, artists and arts organizations;
-To increase the availability of arts activities and programs for all Island residents; and
-To promote Island awareness of cultural arts.
Applications are scored and amounts (up to $1000) are awarded by the BICAA Board.
The review of grants will be based on the following evaluation criteria:
Cultural Merit; Quality/Creativity of Programming
-Recognized quality of artistic programming
-Fulfills unmet community need
-Programming reflects applicant’s objectives
Service to the Community
-Broadens access and opportunity to the cultral arts
-Reaches under-served audiences and constituencies
-Engages in successful partnerships with other cultural arts groups
-Exhibits sound business practices and financial responsibility
-Exhibits ability to leverage resources
-Management/administrative structure capable of providing planned programming
FOR MINI-GRANT APPLICATIONS, SEE: bicaa.org/mini-grants-available-through-bicaa/
Reason #4 for going to see Three Men & A Tenor at the Community Center on October 1, 2016:
UNPLUG: GOING TO SEE THREE MEN AND A TENOR IS A HEALTHY ALTERNATIVE TO SPENDING AN EVENING AT HOME WATCHING TELEVISION OR TROLLING THE NET.
Three Men & A Tenor: Beaver Island, MI Beaver Island Community Center 8pm. Tickets: Adults $25 – Children eighteen and under $15 by phone or in person at the Beaver Island Community Center (231-448-2022). Sponsored by the Beaver Island Cultural Arts Association (BICAA). bicaa.org/.
Reason #3 for going to see Three Men & A Tenor at the Community Center on October 1, 2016:
THERAPY: CONSIDER THREE MEN & A TENOR AS INEXPENSIVE MUSICAL THERAPY FOR THE MIND. ATTEND AND EXPERIENCE A DOSE OF COMIC RELIEF AND TOUCHING MUSICAL MOMENTS TO SHARE WITH YOUR FAMILY.
Three Men & A Tenor: Beaver Island, MI Beaver Island Community Center 8pm. Tickets: Adults $25 – Children eighteen and under $15 by phone or in person at the Beaver Island Community Center (231-448-2022). Sponsored by the Beaver Island Cultural Arts Association (BICAA). ) bicaa.org/.
Beaver Island Cultural Arts Association Awarded Grant
The Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) has awarded four Charlevoix County organizations funding support for 2017 and they are as follows:
- Boyne City Main Street DDA: $3,500 (Project Support)
- Charlevoix Historical Society: $8,899 (Capital Improvements Program)
- Raven Hill Discovery Center (East Jordan): $12,500 (Operational Support)
- Beaver Island Cultural Arts Association: $12,500 (Operational Support)
MCACA grants are competitive awards. This is the Association's third consecutive grant from the Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs. The grant funds were given to BICAA in support of next summer's Baroque on Beaver Festival, the Beaver Island Cultural Arts Association's signature event.
The Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs strengthens arts and culture in Michigan by increasing its visibility; supporting arts education; encouraging new, creative and innovative works of art; and broadening cultural understanding.
The 16th Annual Baroque on Beaver Festival of Classical Music will run from July 28 through August 6, 2017.
"You know what they say about statistics" - "There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics." - Even if they are statistics we felt you might find them intersting
Data collected from a series of audience surveys conducted during the 2016 Baroque on Beaver Festival indicated an increasing number of year round and seasonal residents are attending Baroque. Survey results pointed out the number of youth attending the festival was noticeably up. Other demographic and statistical data gleaned from survey cards were as follows:
• 61% of the surveyed were from 26 of Michigan’s 83 counties (22%) • 41% of those surveyed learned about the festival through Word of Mouth (24%) or from friends (17%) • 39% of those surveyed hailed from 12 other states and the Canadian province of Ontario • 09% of those surveyed traveled one way to and from the Island either by boat or plane • 40% of those surveyed stayed overnight with friends or rented, camped or booked rooms in Island hotels/motels • 06% of attendees surveyed stayed on their boats while attending the festival • 58% of those surveyed indicated they were retired • 32% of those surveyed were between the ages of 25-64 • 13% of those surveyed were a military veteran or on active duty • 09% of those surveyed indicated they had a disability
Additional feedback provided:
• 98% of those surveyed would attend the festival again • 64% of those surveyed indicated performance quality attracted them to the festival • 31% of those surveyed go to five or more festival programs ... See MoreSee Less