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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. “BonB” celebrates its 14th season in 2015, running from July 24th through August 2nd. Presented by the Beaver Island Cultural Arts Association. With the exception of benefit concerts, admission to Festival programs is open to the general public without charge and a free-will offering is gratefully appreciated and accepted at all events which makes a difference in our ability to provide quality programing.

Ticketed Events & Packages

Friday, July 24 @ 6:00pm OPENING NIGHT GALA RECEPTION AND TICKETED BENEFIT PERFORMANCE* features the dynamic jazz trio of Pete Siers (drums http://petesiers.com ), Paul Keller (bass - http://www.jazz.com/encyclopedia/keller-paul-matthew) and Terry Lower (piano - http://www.terrylowermusic.com), Beaver Island Community Center. Sponsored by Hodgson Enterprises. Tickets for the Gala Reception and Benefit Performance may be purchased directly from the service desk at the Beaver Island Community Center: Phone (231) 448-2022.


Saturday, July 25 @ 7:30pm TICKETED BENEFIT PERFORMANCE*: Bach and the Blues: a “baroque-ish” jam session featuring principals of the Baroque on Beaver Festival Orchestra with jazz artists Siers, Keller and Lower when Bach, Vivaldi and friends mix it up with great jazz ballads and blues numbers from the 1930’s and 40’s. Beaver Island Community Center. Tickets for the July 25th Benefit Performance may be purchased directly from the service desk at the Beaver Island Community Center: Phone (231) 448-2022.


*TICKETED BENEFIT PERFORMANCES: $50 for (Friday) night, $35 for Saturday, or both nights (July 24-25) for $75. Tickets available for purchase on July 1, 2015 by phone or in person at the Beaver Island Community Center, (231-448-2022).


Benefit

Music to your ears: A leisure escape for only $79 per person plus tax
Ferry/Festival packages (July 26 or August 2 ONLY) include:

 
Ferry/Festival packages
  • Roundtrip ticket aboard the ferry Emerald Isle* between Charlevoix and Beaver Island
  • Leaves Charlevoix 8:30AM /Departs Beaver Island 5:20pm**
  • Free day parking in Charlevoix
  • Reserved seating, 2PM concert Baroque on Beaver Festival Classical Music
  • On Island lunch, Dalwhinnie Bakery and Deli
  • Island transfers, ferry dock – Dalwhinnie* - concert hall*
  • Box snack provided for return trip
  • Map, historic St. James port district
  • Price, per person, $79 plus tax
  • For Ferry/Festival Package Tickets, call BIBCO (http://www.bibco.com/): 1- 888-446-4095

* Wheelchair accessible - **All trips are weather permitting


On occasion the Beaver Island Cultural Arts Association, whose signature event is the Baroque on Beaver Festival, may co-sponsor a special musical event, as is the case this August 14 and 15, 2015. A Jazz Weekend has been scheduled in collaboration with the Beaver Island Community Center. The Jazz Weekend is a ticketed special event.


Friday, August 14 @8:00pm – TICKETED NON FESTIVAL SPECIAL PERFORMANCE: Jazz weekend, featuring the jazz trio of Pete Siers (drums http://petesiers.com ), Paul Keller (bass - http://www.jazz.com/encyclopedia/keller-paul-matthew) and Terry Lower (piano - http://www.terrylowermusic.com), Beaver Island Community Center. Tickets for the Jazz Weekend may be purchased directly from the service desk at the Beaver Island Community Center: Phone (231) 448-2022.


Saturday, August 15 @8:00pm– TICKETED NON FESTIVAL SPECIAL PERFORMANCE: Jazz weekend, featuring Jim Dapogny (http://www.pkorecords.com/members/jdapogny.htm) and the Easy Street Jazz Band, Beaver Island Community Center. Tickets for the Jazz Weekend may be purchased directly from the service desk at the Beaver Island Community Center: Phone (231) 448-2022.


Tickets are $30 each night, or both nights for $50.

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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Breaking Baroque News!!! Thursday, July 30

There will be a Pre-Concert discussion of this evening's performance with Robert Nordling at 6:30 PM at the Parish Hall prior to the concert. All Welcome
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Antrim Abbey Studio Announces
“Mosaics for Music” Silent Auction
To be held at the:

St. James Marine Co. & Fogg Towing Office
(Blue warehouse across from the St. James Marine dock)

On auction will be objects for the home, office and garden.On auction will be objects for the home, office and garden.

Bidding is kept private.Bidding is kept private.
All bids will be honored with the highest bid winning.All bids will be honored with the highest bid winning.

100% of proceeds to benefit100% of proceeds to benefit
Baroque on Beaver Classical Music Festival and
The Beaver Island Cultural Arts Association

Auction Hours
Saturday, July 24 – Saturday, August 1st

DAILY 10AM to 5PM
Last bid 3PM August 1DAILY 10AM to 5PM
Last bid 3PM August 1st
(winning items to be picked up by 6pm)(winning items to be picked up by 6pm)

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Look for our list of reasons to attend Baroque on Beaver. Here is Reason #10:

#10. Baroque on Beaver Music Festival, classically different - seriously fun. No words to memorize ….most of the time. BAROQUE ON BEAVER FESTIVAL – And All that JAZZ! (July 24 through August 2, 2015).
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DISCOVERING THE ORCHESTRA
Join musicians from the Baroque on Beaver Festival Orchestra for a Musical Instrument Petting Zoo on, Saturday, August 1 from 2PM-3PM at the BI Community School.
The zoo is free as is the “Family Concert that follows at the Beaver Island Community School Gymnasium.
The concert program features an engaging, age-appropriate, educational orchestral concert experiences especially for families.
The petting zoo features generous and talented musicians from the Baroque on Beaver Festival Orchestra, who will be on hand to teach and demonstrate the instruments. Don’t miss this opportunity to introduce your child to the world of music. Instruments furnished! For more information, please call: 888-511-5189 x-103
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Look for our list of reasons to attend Baroque on Beaver. Here is Reason #9:

#9: The Baroque on Beaver Festival Chorus: Time Magazine reports that “Group singing has been scientifically proven to lower stress, relieve anxiety, and elevate endorphins.” BAROQUE ON BEAVER FESTIVAL – And All that JAZZ! (July 24 through August 2, 2015).
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