Maestro Robert Nordling returns as Music Director
Dr. Kevin Simons conducts the Founders Concert on July 29
Kevin Cole and Sylvia McNair
Kevin Cole opens the 19th season of Baroque July 24, 2020 with two-time Grammy winner Sylvia McNair
Update: Baroque on Beaver 2020
Dear Baroque on Beaver Lovers,
On Beaver Island there are still patches of snow where the plows pushed it together. There is little ice in the harbor, so Mother Nature is showing all the normal signs of the coming of Spring. However, there is also something very serious in the air and that is Covid-19. I’m sure you are all sick of hearing about it. Though at this time we don't have the information we need to make important decisions about the 2020 Festival, please know the health and safety of our patrons, musicians, and staff is of the utmost importance to us. With that said, the Beaver Island Cultural Arts Association has met, discussed the future, and decided WE WILL NOT CANCEL THE FESTIVAL at this time, but continue to evaluate the situation and make a determination when we have a better sense of what is going on.
Meanwhile, Festival Director Matthew Thomas, Music Director Robert Nordling, Choral Director Kevin Simons, Operations Director Allison Kistler, and Librarian Laura Schipper have all been hard at work to create a fantastic festival this year, and they will continue their efforts. As of now, we will move forward toward what we know will be another superb Baroque on Beaver Festival for 2020.
Thank you as always for your support and love for Beaver Island and Baroque on Beaver. We are truly blessed to have you as part of our community. Please keep yourself and your family safe, and fingers crossed that we will gather to celebrate great music and each other’s company this summer.
For the BICAA Board,
WEEKEND OF NEW DEAL-ERA ART AND MUSIC IN ANN ARBOR & DETROIT
APRIL 17 & 18, 2020
“All of our public programs, events, and tours are canceled through May 3. This includes the New Deal Art and Music Weekend that was scheduled for April 17 & 18 in the Detroit / Ann Arbor area. Full refunds are being offered. Given the rapidly changing nature of the outbreak, we are not announcing a new event date at this time. The safety of visitors, members, staff, and volunteers is our top priority, and we will continue to monitor new developments closely. “