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Twenty-Second Anniversary Season: July 27 – August 5, 2023

2023 Schedule

Programs and artists subject to change

Thursday July 27 |  7:30
Drinks, Dessert, and Discussion
A Festival Introduction – Robert Nordling, host
Beaver Island Historical Society Print Museum
Ticketed Seating

Saturday July 29 |  7:30
Opening Night Benefit
Ying Li, solo piano
Beaver Island Community Center
Ticketed Reserved Seating Only

Monday July 31 |  4:00
Brass on the Grass
Popular favorites with the Metallurgy Brass Quintet
Whiskey Point Lighthouse
Freewill Seating

Monday July 31 |  7:30
New and Next
Contemporary classical – Robert Nordling, guide
Beaver Island Community Center
Freewill Donation Seating

Tuesday August 1 |  7:30
Chamber Music Waterside
Music of Bach, Coleridge-Taylor, Joplin
CMU Biological Station
Ticketed Reserved Seating Only

Wednesday August 2 |  3:00 – 5:00
The St James Jazz Ensemble
Happy Hour Jazz Standards
Whiskey Point Brewing Company
Ticketed & Freewill Seating

Wednesday August 2 |  7:30
The Founders Vocal Concert
The Festival Chorus – Kevin Simons, conductor
Beaver Island School
Ticketed Reserved & Freewill Seating

Thursday August 3 |  2:00
Chamber Music al fresco
Light classics with the Donegal Bay Woodwind Quintet
Beaver Island Gallery
Freewill Seating

Thursday August 3 |  7:30
Mozart Only
Overture, Don Giovanni; Piano Concerto No. 20; Symphony No. 40
The Festival Orchestra – Robert Nordling, conductor; Ying Li, piano
Beaver Island School
Ticketed Reserved & Freewill Seating

Friday August 4 |  2:00
Kids in Concert!
The Dorothy Gerber Strings Program – David Reimer, director
Beaver Island School
Freewill Seating

Saturday August 5 |  7:30
Baroque, Naturally
Beethoven Symphony No. 6; Vaughan-Williams “Flos Campi”
The Festival Orchestra & Chorus – Robert Nordling, conductor
Young Soloist Competition Award Winner
Beaver Island School
Ticketed Reserved & Freewill Seating

More Upcoming BIPAA Events

An American Celebration 
Brass Concert
 8:30pm  –  dusk (pre-fireworks) Tuesday July 5
Event Details

Metallurgy bannerFree Event

Tuesday July 5 | 8:30 - dusk (pre-fireworks)
An American Celebration! Patriotic favorites for brass quintet
Location: Public beach downtown, you’ll know when we start playing

Co-presented by the BI Chamber of Commerce and BIPAA
Generously sponsored in part by the Beaver Island Boat Company


BI Jazz Series –  The Mark Ortwein Quartet – August 24
Event Details

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Wednesday August 24 | 7:30 BI Jazz Series: The Mark Ortwein Quartet
BI Community Center
Ticketed Reserved Seating Only
Co-presented by PABI and BIPAA

BI Jazz Series –  Young Lions CollectiveSeptember 17
Event Details

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The Beaver Island Preforming Arts Alliance, the BIC Center and WVBI are thrilled to bring a jazz series back to the island after a multi-year hiatus. Events will be spread across the summer season and into the fall at a variety of venues continuing with this performance by the Young Lions Collective at the BIC Center.

About the Young Lions Collective
The Young Lions Collective represents the best and brightest of Michigan’s next generation of jazz musicians. This collaboration of wildly talented young musicians will take audiences on a journey through an extensive history of jazz. This performance will be a truly unique and memorable tribute to the tremendous legacy of jazz. Join us in the theater at the BIC Center as they envision the future of jazz.

The Young Lions appear courtesy of Kerrytown Concert House.


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