Experience Baroque on Beaver 2019 with Classical IPR

Feb 27, 2019

Join Classical IPR for this year's Baroque on Beaver classical music festival, held on Beaver Island. The trip dates are Thursday August 1 through Sunday August 4, 2019.

The IPR trip includes roundtrip airfare, lodging, some meals, reserved premium seating at concerts, open orchestra and chorus rehearsals and roundtable discussions with festival musicians.

The tentative trip schedule is below - click the image to enlarge it.

Click here if you're ready to register. See below for more FAQs. 


How do the flights work?

We will fly roundtrip from the Charlevoix Municipal Airport. IPR will book the flight times on Island Airways in consultation with each traveler. Everyone is responsible for getting to the Charlevoix Airport, but the flights will be booked ahead of time.

What if I’d rather not fly?

If you prefer not to fly, you can arrange to take the ferry from Charlevoix to Beaver Island. Information about the ferry is available here.   

What meals are included?

The group will have dinner together at different Beaver Island restaurants on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings. These meals are included in the package cost. Please note that alcohol is not included but can be purchased separately. The package also includes a reception after the Friday night concert. Breakfast and lunch are not included, but the Emerald Isle Hotel rooms have kitchenettes, and Beaver Island has many options for breakfast and lunch.

What kinds of activities are planned?

The trip includes several concerts, open rehearsals, and roundtable discussions with musicians. We have also planned a private van tour of Beaver Island itself and a charter boat tour of the outlying region.

What else should I do while I’m there?

Beaver Island is home to three small museums, a community center and the Central Michigan University Biological Station. “Slow roll” bicycle tours of the island are available. There is a golf course, and visitors may rent clubs or bring their own. Visitors may rent bicycles, kayaks, and snorkeling equipment. You can also hike, shop, go to the library, or just sit on the beach!

What is accessibility like on Beaver Island?

Those with mobility issues are advised that most facilities on the island, including many hotels, restaurants, and performance venues, do not have elevators. Those who use walkers or wheelchairs may find the island and town very challenging to navigate.

What is the festival like?

The general atmosphere of Beaver Island is very relaxed, and the Baroque on Beaver Festival is no different! The dress code is pretty casual, and visitors will find that most business owners, locals, and festival musicians are very friendly and available to chat.

I’m ready! What do I do next?

Click here to register for the trip. Payment is due in full at the time of booking but is refundable until April 30, 2019. No refunds are available after that date.

I still have questions. Who do I contact?

Contact Amanda Sewell at amanda.sewell@interlochen.or or (231) 276-4443.