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The Baroque on Beaver Music Festival is offered each summer on Beaver Island, Michigan, with orchestral, choral, chamber and solo performances featuring professional musicians from Michigan and beyond. The Festival's focus is classical music, but you may hear jazz, popular, Broadway, folk and world music genres as well. “B-on-B” will celebrate its 17th season in 2018, from July 27th through August 4th, and is the signature event of the Beaver Island Cultural Arts Association.


BAROQUE GALA BENEFIT CONCERT INFORMATION

Baroque on Beaver's 17th season kicks off with a star-studded weekend of benefit performances!


Friday July 27, 7:30pm
Mathew CochranGuitarist Matthew Cochran, hailed for his "commanding stage presence and intimate expression" (Soundboard), joins Baroque on Beaver for the first of two Festival performances. Don't miss this wonderful evening of solo guitar classics. Matt will also welcome Beaver Island's own Martha Guth as a special guest.

SPONSOR: TBD


Saturday July 28, 7:30pm
Bay City's own Kevin Cole, "America's Pianist", makes his Baroque on Beaver debut. Known as the foremost interpreter of George Gershwin's music, the Chicago Tribune notes: “When Cole sits down at the piano, you would swear Gershwin himself was at work… Cole stands as the best Gershwin pianist in America today.” Mr. Cole has appeared as soloist with: the Los Angeles Philharmonic; National Symphony; Hong Kong Philharmonic; San Francisco Symphony; Chicago Symphony; Philadelphia Orchestra; Philharmonia Orchestra; Minnesota Orchestra; Pittsburgh Symphony; Dallas Symphony; Seattle Symphony; New Zealand Symphony; and will join the Festival Orchestra for the Festival's finale concert.
Please join us for this solo recital on our newly-acquired Mason & Hamlin grand piano.

SPONSOR: TBD


Kevin Cole appears by arrangement with William Reinert Associates - williamreinert.comWilliam Reinert Associates Inc

Ensembles of the Baroque on Beaver Festival

The Festival Orchestra The centerpiece of the festival, it is comprised of professional talent from orchestras all over Michigan, including the Grand Rapids Symphony, Ann Arbor Symphony, Midland Symphony, Traverse Symphony and many more.


The Festival Chorus Talented volunteer singers fill the ranks of this large chorus which performs its own Vocal Recital and appears with the Baroque on Beaver Festival Orchestra for Saturday evening's concert.


Chamber ensembles feature prominently throughout the week at Baroque, with performances by string quartets, woodwind quintets, brass quintet and other mixed ensembles.


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What to Listen For?
For Bach's 333rd birthday (March 21), we present this masterpiece, which will be performed Thursday of festival week.

Of his career Bach noted, "I was obliged to work hard. Whoever is equally industrious will succeed just as well."From the "Spiegelsaal" Castle Cöthen (Schloß Köthen) Freiburger Barockorchester 0:13 I. Allegro 5:40 II. Adagio ma non tanto 10:07 III. Allegro But the DVD: ...
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3 months ago

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"Baroque in Blue", our finale concert of the 2018 season, includes this classic:Johann Strauss II By the Beautiful Blue Danube, Op 314 BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Donald Runnicles, conductor Live recording. London, Proms 2013
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3 months ago

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This season, Baroque welcomes back renowned soprano Martha Guth, whose appearances will include a performance of Bach's Cantata 51. Here, a preview:Aria from Johann Sebastian Bach's Cantata #51, "Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen" ('Praise Ye God in All Lands'), BWV 51. Baroque Duet, 1992. John Nelson, condu...
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What to Listen For?
Interlochen Center for the Arts' Matthew Cochran opens the 17th season of Baroque with a solo guitar recital at the Beaver Island Community Center July 27th at 7:30. Here, a preview:Thanks for listening! My name is Matthew Cochran, I'm the Guitar Instructor at Interlochen Center for the Arts. For more information about Guitar Studies at ...
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3 months ago

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What to Listen For?
Coming up in the 2018 season, Baroque welcomes the incomparable pianist Kevin Cole. Kevin will appear with the Festival Orchestra to perform Gershwin's "Rhapsody In Blue" on August 4, and give a solo recital of Gershwin's music on July 28's Gala event.
Here, a preview:Kevin Cole played George Gershwin's Concerto in F and Rhapsody In Blue with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra in a high definition televised concert on Septem...
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1 years ago

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This Wednesday's "What to Listen For" features May Phang. Ms Phang will appear on Beaver Island both in solo recital and with the Baroque On Beaver Festival Orchestra this season to perform Beethoven's 2nd Piano Concerto.

May Phang appears by arrangement with Great Lakes Performing Artist Associates: glpaa.orgyoutube.com
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1 years ago

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Our 2017 Season (schedule below) will include a return engagement by The Choral Scholars on Friday August 4 in a performance of Handel's "Dixit Dominus". Here they are with "The Work of Christmas".November 2016 rehearsal recording of Dan Forrest's "The Work of Christmas". Lyrics by Howard Thurman.
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We are delighted to welcome composer Mara Gibson to this year's Festival! The Beaver Island Cultural Arts Association's first commissioned work, a world premiere, will be performed by the Festival Orchestra on Sunday August 6.
Here is "Lullaby" from Mara's album "Artifacts":Provided to YouTube by CDBaby Lullaby · Ya-Ting Liou · Blas Gonzalez Mara Gibson: Artifacts ℗ 2015 Mara Gibson Released on: 2015-05-21 Auto-generated by YouT...
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