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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” celebrates its 16th season in 2017, from July 28th through August 6th, 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.


BAROQUE GALA BENEFIT CONCERT INFORMATION

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

Friday July 29th, 7:30pm
The Bach & Beethoven Ensemble (www.bbensemble.org), 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!


Saturday, July 30, 7:30pm
May Phang, a pianist with "technique to burn" and an "artist absolutely in charge of the narrative" (www.greatlakespaa.org/artists/keyboard/may-phang), returns to perform a solo recital on our newly-acquired Mason & Hamlin grand piano.

May Phang appears by arrangement with Great Lakes Performing Artist Associates - glpaa.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.

2017 Beaver Island Ferry/Festival Day Trip Packages: TBA

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 16th 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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Welcome to this Wednesday's "What To Listen For". Michael Praetorius (1571 - 1621) was born and died on the 15th of February. "Terpsichore" was his collection of over 300 dances. Here, a bourrée.The Bourées from Terpsichore (1612) by Michael Praetorius. Live, 4K UHD video from the San Francisco Early Music ensemble Voices of Music concert, December 1... ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks 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.
On Valentine's Day, 7:30pm, she will appear as soloist for our grand piano benefit concert at the Ladies Literary Club, 61 Sheldon Blvd SE, Grand Rapids. For tickets, 616-526-6282.

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What To Listen For?
A gift from the master.In his six Suites for unaccompanied violoncello, J. S. Bach invented a style that is specific to that instrument, while exploring all its technical possibili...
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4 weeks ago

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Welcome to Wednesday! Valentine's Day is coming. Plan to join us in Grand Rapids at the Ladies Literary Society (details below on this page) for a wonderful evening of music that will feature the Terry Lower Trio and Edye Evans Hyde. Here's a sample:Terry Lower & Edye Evans Hyde performing at the Blackhawk Jazz & Blues concert, 3-30-12. ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago

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Did you miss our Benefit Concert in Ann Arbor Jan 20?
With Martha Guth singing Weill and Poulenc?
With May Phang replicating birdsong via Liszt?
With the Terry Lower Trio swinging to Michel Legrande and Cy Coleman?
Here's your second chance: the same wonderful lineup at the Ladies Literary Society in Grand Rapids February 14.
Click on the flyer below for more details!
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Did you miss our Benefit Concert in Ann Arbor Jan 20?
With Martha Guth singing Weill and Poulenc?
With May Phang replicating birdsong via Liszt?
With the Terry Lower Trio swinging to Michel Legrande and Cy Coleman?
Heres your second chance: the same wonderful lineup at the Ladies Literary Society in Grand Rapids February 14.
Click on the flyer below for more details!