2018 Baroque on Beaver Concert Schedule
July 27 through August 4
Schedule is subject to change without notice. Watch for additional “Pop-Up” concerts during Festival Week on the porch at Dalwhinnie’s Bakery & Deli, the Shamrock Bar & Restaurant and other spots around the historic harbor district.
Friday July 27, 7:30pm – BI Community Center Auditorium
OPENING NIGHT GALA BENEFIT CONCERT (Ticketed Event*)
Music for a Midsummer Night
Baroque on Beaver opens its 17th Season with Interlochen Center for the Arts’ Matthew Cochran. Hailed for his “commanding stage presence and intimate expression” (Soundboard), Matt will also welcome soprano Martha Guth in a performance of songs by Enrique Granados. Tickets will be available soon – don’t miss it!
Saturday July 28, 7:30pm – BI Community Center Auditorium
GALA BENEFIT CONCERT (Ticketed Event*)
Cole Plays Gershwin
“Kevin is the best Gershwin pianist since George Gershwin himself. No one can touch him.” – Ed Jablonski, Gershwin Biographer. Internationally renowned and Michigan-born, Kevin Cole makes his Beaver Island debut with an evening of George Gershwin’s music on the Beaver Island Cultural Arts Association’s 1927 Mason & Hamlin. Tickets on sale soon – don’t miss it!
Sunday July 29
No scheduled performances.
Monday July 30
No scheduled performances.
Tuesday July 31, 7:30pm – CMU Biological Station
Classic Chamber Music – Old and New
Robert Nordling, conductor. Works of Gustav Holst, Igor Stravinsky, and the World Premiere of Elena Ruehr’s Five Dance Overtures by the Metallurgy Brass Quintet.
Wednesday August 1, 4:00pm – Whiskey Point Lighthouse (weather permitting)
Brass on the Grass
The Metallurgy Brass Quintet plays popular favorites from the Great American Songbook, Broadway, and film. Bring your lawn chairs and a growler of your favorite beverage!
SPONSOR: New House Productions
Wednesday August 1, 7:30pm – Holy Cross Church
Lifting Our Voices: The Founders Concert
Kevin Simons, conductor. A vocal recital featuring the Festival Chorus. Music of Franz Schubert.
Thursday August 2, 2:00pm – Beaver Island Studio and Gallery
Pop-Up Performance: Meet the Artists
It’s chamber music al fresco featuring the Donegal Bay Winds.
Thursday August 2, 7:30pm – Holy Cross Church
Nothing but Bach – Almost.
Robert Nordling, conductor. With the Festival Orchestra. Featuring Bach’s Cantata 51 with Martha Guth, soprano; Orchestral Suite No. 2 with Leslie Deppe, flute; Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 ; Georg Philip Telemann’s Concerto for 4 Violins.
Friday August 3, 2:00pm – BI Community School Gymnasium
Kids Play for Kids!
This time, the kids are the performers! Join us for a fun-filled family concert.
Friday August 3, 7:30pm – BI Community School Gymnasium
Baroque on Fire
Robert Nordling, conductor. With special guests Michael Hall and Matthew Cochran. Program to include the US Premiere of 2018 Barlow Prize winner Stacy Garrop‘s Krakatoa, Joaquin Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez, George Frederic Handel’s Music for the Royal Fireworks and more.
Saturday August 4, 7:30pm – BI Community School Gymnasium
Baroque in Blue
Robert Nordling and Kevin Simons, conductors; Kevin Cole, piano. With the Festival Orchestra and Chorus. A blockbuster finale concert featuring George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, Johann Strauss’ On the Beautiful Blue Danube, William Grant Still’s Darker America and much much more.
SPONSOR: McDonough’s Market / Dalwhinnie Bakery & Deli
*TICKETED EVENTS: Both Gala evenings are open to the public. Doors open @ 6:30pm, performances at 7:30pm.
Due to limited seating and high demand, BICAA recommends that you purchase tickets early.
To enjoy our complimentary alcoholic beverages, you must be at least 21 years of age.