2011 Marks the 10th Anniversary of Baroque on Beaver


Come to the Ferry Dock at 4 pm on Monday, July 25th to Welcome the Baroque Musicians and Chorus to Beaver Island.†† Bring a dish to pass and join us at the Welcome Dinnerat The Gregg Center at the Christian Church at 5 pm.


Upcoming Events


Opening Night Benefit Recital

Tuesday, July 26, 7:30 pm
Beaver Island Community Center

Martha Guth, soprano
Dr. Albert Wang, violin
Dr. Joan Van Dessel, clarinet
Dr. Kenneth Bos, piano

Handel - Sonata for Violin No. 2 in G minor
Schumann - FantasiestŁcke for Clarinet and Piano
Barber - NocturneBarber - Sure on This Shining NightCipullo - Something About Autumn (World Premiere)

Baroque on Beaver 2011 opens with a world premiere by Tom Cipullo based on poetry of Beaver Island-born writer Robert Cole. Soprano Martha Guth, violinist Dr. Albert Wang, clarinetist Dr. Joan Van Dessel and pianist Kenneth Bos share their incredible artistry on this intimate program to benefit the Beaver Island Cultural Arts Association.

A Gala Reception will follow the concert.

Tickets: $25, $50 and $100 at the Community Center



Family Music Fair

Suzuki Violin and Drumming

Thursday, July 28, 2:00 pm

Holy Cross Parish Hall

Water Music



Water Music

Thursday, July 28, 7:30 pm
Holy Cross Parish Hall

Robert Nordling, conductor

Wagner - Overture to The Flying Dutchman
Delius - Two Pieces for Small Orchestra
Farkas - Ancient Hungarian Dances
Mendelssohn - Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage
Handel - Water Music Suite

Water has been an inspiration to artists for thousands of years. Celebrate our most important resource through Wagnerís stormy Overture to The Flying Dutchman, Mendelssohnís triumphant Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage and Handelís perennial favorite Water Music Suite.

Free Will Offering



Baroque on Beaver Brass Quintet

Friday, July 29, 2:00 pm

Holy Cross Parish Hall

Mozart Symphony No. 40

Mozart Symphony No. 40

Fri, July 29, 7:30 pm
Beaver Island Community Center

Robert Nordling, conductor
Dr. Albert Wang, violin

Milhaud - The Bull on the Roof
Bach - Concerto for Violin in E Major
Gounod - Petite Symphonie for Winds
Mozart - Symphony No. 40 in G Minor

Come experience a night of extraordinary music!  Enjoy one of Mozartís finest symphonies, written during the summer of 1788 when he experienced a burst of sudden and intense creativity. The evening also highlights the talents of Baroque on Beaver concertmaster, Dr. Albert Wang, as he performs Bachís E Major Concerto, an extroverted piece written in the pure baroque style.

Free Will Offering A Night at the Opera


A Night at the Opera

Sat, July 30, 7:30 pm
Holy Cross Parish Hall

Robert Nordling, conductor
Meryl Mantione, mezzo-soprano
Fitah Rasendrahasina, tenor
Kevin Simons, baritone
Ricardo Lugo, bass

Join Principal Conductor Robert Nordling and a cadre of vocalists for a festive evening of operatic favorites, including selections from Don Giovanni, The Barber of Seville, Pirates of Penzance, La Traviata and more!

Free Will Offering


Mendelssohn Favorite

Mendelssohn Favorites

Sun, July 31, 2:00 pm
Holy Cross Parish Hall

Robert Nordling, conductor
Kevin Simons, conductor

Mendelssohn - Symphony No. 4 "Italian"
Mozart - Serenade No. 12 for Winds in C minor
Mendelssohn - Selections from ElijahRutter - A Gaelic Blessing

Donít miss the finale to Baroque on Beaver 2011. With works including the vivacious Italian Symphony, written by Mendelssohn during his Grand Tour of Europe, and Elijah, considered by many to be his greatest work, it promises to be an afternoon to remember!




Website: http://baroqueonbeaver.org