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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.

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.
 
What's included:
  • 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
  • Lunch
  • Reserved seating at a Baroque in Beaver Festival performance
  • Boxed snack for your return trip
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WHAT TO LISTEN FOR WEDNESDAY!

This week's piece captures our pace as we hurtle hectically through the holidays. A worthy accompaniment to all the rides - short and long - we take as we rush toward the calendar's turn.
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Welcome to Baroque On Beaver's Wednesday What To Listen For! Each week we'll give you a musical offering to get you over the hump. In honor of St. Cecilia's Day (November 22) and Thanksgiving, this week's piece is the fourth movement of Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 4 (text translation below):

www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_w5Mholo4M

We enjoy heavenly pleasures
and therefore avoid earthly ones.
No worldly tumult
is to be heard in heaven.
All live in greatest peace.
We lead angelic lives,
yet have a merry time of it besides.
We dance and we spring,
We skip and we sing.
Saint Peter in heaven looks on.

John lets the lambkin out,
and Herod the Butcher lies in wait for it.
We lead a patient,
an innocent, patient,
dear little lamb to its death.
Saint Luke slaughters the ox
without any thought or concern.
Wine doesn't cost a penny
in the heavenly cellars;
The angels bake the bread.

Good greens of every sort
grow in the heavenly vegetable patch,
good asparagus, string beans,
and whatever we want.
Whole dishfuls are set for us!
Good apples, good pears and good grapes,
and gardeners who allow everything!
If you want roebuck or hare,
on the public streets
they come running right up.

Should a fast day come along,
all the fishes at once come swimming with joy.
There goes Saint Peter running
with his net and his bait
to the heavenly pond.
Saint Martha must be the cook.

There is just no music on earth
that can compare to ours.
Even the eleven thousand virgins
venture to dance,
and Saint Ursula herself has to laugh.
There is just no music on earth
that can compare to ours.
Cecilia and all her relations
make excellent court musicians.
The angelic voices
gladden our senses,
so that all awaken for joy.
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Gustav Mahler Symphony No.4, 4th movement Das Himmlische Leben, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Bernard Haitink, Christinne Schafer

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Three Men and a Tenor

Oct 1, 8:00pm

Beaver Island Community Center

Pop vocal music entertainment that moves you, rocks you, and touches your heart! A THREE MEN and a TENOR show has been known to make everyone (including the members of the group) feel better. Call it musical therapy for the mind and the funny bone. Come see a show and get your dose of comic relief and touching musical moments to share with your family. www.threemenandatenor.com 3MT tickets are now available for purchase – Adults $25 – Children eighteen and under $15 by phone or in person at the Beaver Island Community Center (231-448-2022).

Three Men and a Tenor

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Baroque on Beaver shared Beaver Island Cultural Arts Association's event. ... See MoreSee Less

Three Men and a Tenor

Oct 1, 8:00pm

Beaver Island Community Center

Pop vocal music entertainment that moves you, rocks you, and touches your heart! A THREE MEN and a TENOR show has been known to make everyone (including the members of the group) feel better. Call it musical therapy for the mind and the funny bone. Come see a show and get your dose of comic relief and touching musical moments to share with your family. www.threemenandatenor.com 3MT tickets are now available for purchase – Adults $25 – Children eighteen and under $15 by phone or in person at the Beaver Island Community Center (231-448-2022).

Three Men and a Tenor

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