2013 Baroque on Beaver Classical Music Festival Schedule
“The Many Colors of Bach”
July 26 (Friday), 7:30pm; Beaver Island Community Center - Tickets go on sale June 1st, ticket office 213-448-2022. (Note: Reservations must be paid in full by July 1st or seats will be released.)
“Best of Baroque”
Debut and Encore Concert
July 27 (Saturday), 7:30pm; Beaver Island Community Center – Introducing Concertmaster David Reimer with the Baroque on Beaver String Quartet and the Emerald Island Winds.
July 31 (Wednesday), 7:30pm; Central Michigan University Biological Station on Beaver Island, James C. Gillingham Academic Center, Peaine Township
“Beaver Island Brass Quintet”
August 1 (Thursday), 2:30PM; Holy Cross Catholic Church
"Something Old, Something New…”
Baroque Music Reimagined
August 1 (Thursday), 7:30pm; Beaver Island Community Center
“Bach to Bach”
The Master and his Friends
August 2 (Friday), 7:30pm; Holy Cross Parish Hall –Featuring the full orchestra with Chamber orchestra
"A Midsummer Noel"
August 3 (Saturday), 7:30pm; Holy Cross Parish Hall - Festival chorus and full orchestra with Martha Guth, soprano and Ricardo Lugo, bass
Season Finale Concert
August 4 (Sunday), 2:00pm; Holy Cross Parish Hall - Festival chorus and full orchestra
Baroque on Beaver - Volunteers Needed!
The Beaver Island Cultural Arts Association needs your time and talents. Please join us as we bring Baroque on Beaver 2013 to the island this summer. We appreciate any amount of time that you can give. Below is a list of many of the ways that you can volunteer – there will undoubtedly be more!
Before the Festival
Distribute posters and brochures on Beaver Island and/or on the mainland
Help put up banners on street lights and at the ferry dock
Prepare packets for musicians, name tags for volunteers
Prepare food for Welcome Dinner (lasagna, bread or dessert) – food can be made ahead and frozen
During the Festival
Greet musicians arriving on The Emerald Isle – help with transportation to lodging
Provide housing for one or more musicians in your home or guest house
Monday night Welcome Dinner: set tables, arrange flowers
greet and register musicians
help in the kitchen – heating lasagnas, preparing salads
monitor buffet tables
Rehearsals: help with transportation of musicians and instruments; distribute bottled water
Concerts: greet attendees and hand out programs
move music stands and chairs during performance
assist with distribution and collection of audience questionnaires and donations
collect programs and clean up after concert
Friday Night Party at The Brothers’ Place: set up beforehand
Bid musicians farewell on The Emerald Isle after Sunday’s concert – help with transportation
Clean up Parish Hall Monday morning; take garbage/ recyclables to transfer station
Help with office work – mailings
Coordinate island chorus rehearsals and workshops
Email Ruth Igoe at email@example.com to volunteer or to get more information about how you can help with Baroque on Beaver 2013.
Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs Awards BonB $2000 Grant
Anne Glendon, the Chairperson of the Beaver Island Cultural Arts Association (BICAA) announced the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) has awarded $2,000 to BICAA to extend the 2013 Baroque on Beaver Festival over two weekends. Glendon indicated this is the third consecutive grant BICAA has been awarded in 2013 and this most recent prize underscores BICAA’s commitment to enhance and expand the cultural life of Beaver Island’s permanent and seasonal residents.
- 2013 FESTIVAL SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED: The Beaver Island Cultural Arts Association has announced that Baroque on Beaver concerts will be spaced over ten days in 2013, from July 26 to August 4. The revised schedule allows for a more relaxed pace, reduces conflicts with local and mainland events and increases opportunities for casual performances around town. And, the extended time frame has prompted early discussions with the BI Boat Company and others to create travel packages that combine Festival events with environmental tours so visitors can explore Beaver Island’s many natural and cultural attractions.
- GIFT RECEIVED: The Beaver island Cultural Arts Association has reported that BICAA was a recipient of a check for $500 from Preservation Association of Beaver island. Anne Glendon, BICCA Board Chair, noted that this was the first PABI gift and that the much appreciated funds would be used in support of the Baroque on Beaver Music Festival operations.
- NEW CONCERTMASTER NAMED: Baroque on Beaver Music Festival Director Robert Nordling and the Baroque Beaver Festival Orchestra are pleased to announce the selection of Dr. David Reimer as the orchestra’s new concertmaster. Dr. Reimer who is an Associate Professor of Music at Calvin College (Grand Rapids, Michigan), teaches violin, chamber music, string methods and music appreciation. Robert Nordling was vigorous in his praise of Dr. Reimer: “In my interactions with David he has displayed two very different skills critical for a concertmaster: He is both an accomplished violinist and a very strong leader. David Reimer is going to be a great concertmaster for the Baroque on Beaver Festival Orchestra.” Reacting to the news of his selection, Dr. Reimer noted: “The Baroque on Beaver Festival Orchestra has been enjoying great acclaim and I look forward to working with my festival colleagues to achieve even greater success.” Dr. Reimer filled in on short notice in the 2012 Festival when another performer needed to withdraw, and was well-received. He will make his “debut” as concertmaster and occasional soloist during the 2012 Baroque on Beaver Festival.