Baroque on Beaver is One of America’s Unlikeliest Concert Festivals

Spanning almost two decades, Baroque on Beaver continually brings classical musicians from around the state, nation and beyond to Beaver Island in Northern Michigan. Star-studded guests have joined this year’s roster, making for a prestigious week of concerts (July 26–August 3) brought to you by the Beaver Island Arts Association.

OPENING NIGHT GALA CONCERT – THE LINCOLN TRIO | July 26

The celebrated trio of violinist Desirée Ruhstrat, cellist David Cunliffe and pianist Marta Aznavoorian was described by Strad Magazine as both “sensational” and “bewitching.” Gramophone Magazine salutes them as “models of vibrancy and control.”

GALA CONCERT – JEEYOON KIM | July 27

Ms. Kim delights audiences with her sensitive artistry, colorful musical expression and insightful commentary from the stage. Gordon Brown from classical radio station XLNC-FM writes, “She is simply a force of nature, one who lives for that special connection with a live audience.”

CHAMBER MUSIC ACROSS ERAS | July 30

Robert Nordling, conductor. Schumann’s Piano Quintet Op. 44 with Jeeyoon Kim; Vivaldi’s Concerto for Four Violins from L’estro armonico; Beethoven’s Three Marches for Military Band; James Stephenson’s Irish Suite.

THE FOUNDERS CONCERT: GRANT US PEACE | July 31
Kevin Simons, conductor; Sarah Todd, accompanist. Felix Mendelssohn’s Verlieh uns Frieden, Giacomo Puccini’s Requiem aeternam, Kurt Weill’s Four Walt Whitman Songs. With the Festival Chorus and Orchestra. 
PAPAS AND SONS | August 1

Robert Nordling, conductor; Jeeyoon Kim, piano. With the Festival Orchestra. Featuring Johann Sebastian Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 4; Wilhelm Friedemann Bach’s Sinfonia in D minor; Mozart Piano Concerto No. 23 with Jeeyoon Kim; Haydn Symphony No. 104 (“London”).

MOZART’S FAREWELL | August 2

Robert Nordling, conductor. The Festival Orchestra and Chorus perform Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s monumental Requiem, K. 626.

 
ALL THE WORLD’S A STAGE | August 3
Robert Nordling, conductor; Peter Amster, narrator. With the Festival Orchestra and Chorus. A Shakespearean finale concert featuring William Walton’s Henry V Suite, Felix Mendelssohn’s Overture to A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Ralph Vaughan Williams Serenade to Music and more.