Bayview Festival

June 9 - August 18, 2017

Performances

robardsRising Stars Series... High Value, No Cost
An Art Song Recital

Friday, June 17 at 7pm 

Our SOARS program participants will be featured in its annual art song recital in an event free and open to the public. This two-week intensive (Summer Opera, Art Song, & Recording Seminar) offers its first of three public performances with an evening of soothing poetry set to beautiful melodies by some of the world's greatest composers. Hosted by faculty coach Dr. Casey Robards. 

Voorhies Hall. Free Admission. 

Note the start time is 7pm.

 

 

  


 

Sunday Night Family Series
Opening Night: Journey of the Spirit
Journey into spirit June 19


Sun. June 19 at 8pm


Experience the vespers concert as first conceived: an ecumenical evening experience using great music from sacred and secular traditions to lift the spirit and the eyes heavenward, in one seamless stream of music. We open our season with soaring melodies and inspiring lyrics from Bach, Handel, Mozart, Vivaldi, Beethoven, and more.

Hall Auditorium. General Admission Only. 
Tickets at $16.50 ($3 Off for Members). Under 18 Free.

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rsz musical legacies  pic jjones 1Faculty Chamber Music Series 
Espoused: Bare to the Brahms

Wednesday, June 22 at 8pm

Wedded faculty artists and colleagues present a scintillating Brahms piano quartet and lascivious love songs.

 

Hall Auditorium. General Admission Only. 
Tickets at $13.50 (Free for Members). Under 18 Free.

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Outreach Series
rsz cinderella montage photoPotpourri: From Operetta to Oklahoma

 

Friday, June 24 at 8pm 

 

The penultimate concert of our opera scenes program brings you up close and personal with the Great American Songbook, musical theatre gems, and fast-paced opera ensembles.

First Congregational Church, Charlevoix.
Free Admission with Suggested Donation. 
 

 

 

 


 

 

SOARS Spectacular June 25Rising Stars Series... High Value, No Cost
Opera a la Carte: SOARS

 

Saturday, June 25 at 8pm 

 

The final concert of our opera scenes program features everything from well-known opera arias, duets, trios and ensembles in a mind-blowing display of fine collegiate singers from all over the world.

Hall Auditorium.
Free Admission with Suggested Donation. 
 

 


 

 

grammy2Sunday Night Family Series
Salute to the Grammys

Sunday, June 26 
at 8pm 

Whether Adele, Bernstein or Chicago, the highest honor in music is the highly coveted Grammy Award! Experience the best of the best as we bring you a stunning array of music from just about every genre imaginable, all performed by faculty artists from across the globe. At the end of the night, vote for your favorite performance and we’ll award YOU a paid of free tickets, just for voting.

Hall Auditorium.
General Admission Only. 

Tickets at $16.50 ($3 Off for Members). Under 18 Free.

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rsz impressions jjonesFaculty Chamber Music Series 
Summer String Serenade with Beethoven and
Tchaikovsky


Wednesday, June 29 at 8pm 

 

The Bay View String Quartet plays beloved Beethoven, with a rousing finale featuring our collegiate string scholars.


Hall Auditorium. General Admission Only. 
Tickets at $13.50 (Free for Members). Under 18 Free.

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Pops Series 
INDIGO GIRLS

Thursday, June 30 at 8pm

 

 

With 6 Grammy nominations and a Grammy win, we present the quintessential folk duo of our time.

 
Hall Auditorium. Reserved Admission. 

Seats from $25 (General) and $35 to $55 (Reserved).

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rsz shining stars pic jaSunday Night Family Series
Bay View Pops Orchestra: TV Themes & Technicolor


Sunday, July 3 
at 8pm 

Westerns, cartoons, and classic television shows are combined with video game music from three decades in this pops orchestra concert for families that features the winners of the annual Adrian Boyer concerto and aria competition.

Hall Auditorium. General Admission Only. 
Tickets at $16.50 ($3 Off for Members). Under 18 Free.

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Fourthfest Best July 4Pops Series
Fourthfest

Monday, July 4 
at 8pm 
 

The region's best patriotic blow-out, featuring a night of patriotic themes, stirring melodies and student artists. These college students studying at Bay View are the next wave of talent you'll see at Carnegie Hall and the great stages of the world. Hear them perform your favorite patriotic songs, military service songs, and 
works by distinctly American composers, all finished 
well in advance of the fireworks display.

Hall Auditorium. General Admission Only. 
Tickets at $13.50 (Free for Members). Under 18 Free.

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Faculty Chamber Music Series 
A Little Night Music: 
Mozart, Schumann, and Songs of the People

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Wednesday, July 6 at 8pm 

Mozart's immortal Eine kleine nachtmusik precedes Schumann's famous song cycle, and a collection of beautiful folk songs.

Hall Auditorium. General Admission Only. 
Tickets at $13.50 (Free for Members). Under 18 Free.

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GRAMMY WINNER
An Evening with Paula Cole
 
Friday, July 8 at 8pm 

From her jazz, rock and soul roots, sophisticated writing and production, her touring/collaboration with Peter Gabriel, a Grammy-winning solo recording, Paula Cole is complex and defies any one category. Her undeniably authentic voice simply allows the songs to speak for themselves.

Hall Auditorium. Reserved Admission. 
Seats from $25 to $40.

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BroadwayLightsSunday Night Family Series
The Bright Lights of Broadway


Sunday, July 10 at 8pm 

Voted one of the top vespers every summer by audiences, enjoy highlights from "Evita" and well-known hits from the last 50 years of life-changing theatrical musicals from Rodgers and Hammerstein to the newest composers blowing away box office records, including music from "Hamilton."

Hall Auditorium. General Admission Only. 
Tickets at $16.50 ($3 Off for Members). Under 18 Free.

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Sara Donna WindsFaculty Chamber Music Series 
Summer Breeze: An Evening with The 
Bay View Wind Quintet

Wednesday, July 13 
at 8pm 

A fantastically varied evening of color, melody, and personality from the Bay View Wind Quintet playing Bach and more!

 

NOTE LOCATION CHANGE!
Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Mitchell St. Petoskey
General Admission Only. 

Tickets at $13.50 (Free for Members). Under 18 Free.

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Musical Theatre Series 
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Thursday July 14 
at 8pm 
Friday July 15 at 8pm
Saturday July 16 at 8pm
 

Andrew Lloyd Webber's infamous musical of the story of Eva Peron, who rose from poverty to become the most famous Argentine woman in history. Evita's legendary life is displayed before your eyes as the most hated and most beloved woman in Argentina. There's a reason this show won 16 awards in its opening year and continues to play around the world. (NOTE: Some mature content. We encourage youth to attend with parents who have read the synopsis & want to use it as an impetus for discussion about what they value.)

Hall Auditorium. Reserved Seating. 
Seats start at $18. 

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Patterson Headshot Rhapsody July 17 Sunday Night Family Series
Rhapsody in Blues 

Sunday, July 17 at 8pm 

An evening of racy, rhythmic, sultry, and scintillating songs from Sinatra to the the delta blues, all capped off when Spectrum Brass and pianist Tony Patterson present Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. A night of music to entertain and educate all, from the youngest and oldest among us.

Hall Auditorium. General Admission Only. 
Tickets at $16.50 ($3 Off for Members). Under 18 Free.

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Faculty Chamber Music Series 

SpectrumphotoBrass Menagerie:
A SPECTRUM BRASS Concert Experience

Wednesday, July 20 at 8pm 

 

Always a crowd-pleaser, Spectrum Brass present their annual concert of brass gems, enveloping the audience in Hall Auditorium with the sounds of this professional brass quintet. Spectrum Brass is sponsored by Neil and Marsha Bidwell.

 

Hall Auditorium. General Admission Only. 
Tickets at $13.50 (Free for Members). Under 18 Free.

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Youth Theatre Beauty
Youth Theatre Production & Musical Theatre Series
Disney Jr's Beauty and the Beast


Saturday and Sunday, July 23 - 24 
2pm and 4pm 

Disney's hit musical setting as acted, sung, produced, designed, choreographed, and built by over 60 local youth in the triumphant story of love that is blind to our imperfection. Tickets and seats are reserved at the box office and a free will donation highly encouraged at the door.

Voorhies Hall. Vouchers for Reserved Seats Encouraged in Advance. 

Ticket info here.



Pops Series 
rsz soul 70s showBay View Soul Revue: 1975-1985


Saturday, July 23 
at 8pm 

After the powerful success "Soul of the 70's" last year, we'll feature special guest stars in combination the great hits of a decade and our own "After Hours" band and backup singers from Bay View, you don't want to miss the nostalgia event of the summer.

Hall Auditorium. Reserved Seating. 
Seats start at $16.  

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Sunday Night Family Series
Tribute to the Greatest Generation

Sunday, July 24 at 8pm 

Come celebrate an entire generation who embodied the greater good and self-sacrifice in an inspirational evening of jazz standards made popular by Glenn Miller, Bing Crosby, Rosemary Clooney intermingled with music of the 1940’s and 50’s significant in the context of history. Bring the grandkids and talk about it afterwards!

Hall Auditorium. General Admission Only. 
Tickets at $16.50 ($3 Off for Members). Under 18 Free.

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Faculty Chamber Music Series 
rsz opera night jjonesMystery, Magic and Music: A Night at the Opera


Wednesday, 
July 27 
at 8pm 

Bay View voice faculty and pianists present collection of arias, duets, trios and powerful ensembles rich with the dramatic flair of the original multi-media art form.


Hall Auditorium. General Admission Only. 
Tickets at $13.50 (Free for Members). Under 18 Free.

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BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY


Thursday, July 28 
at 8pm 

Together for over 23 years, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy (named for blues legend Albert Collins)  has appeared in concert venues across the world, sold millions of records, and had their music appear in hundreds of movies and television shows. With sold out concerts from the Hollywood Bowl to Lincoln Center and television appearances ranging from Dancing with the Stars to the Superbowl, they continue  to
celebrate and revitalize jazz and swing music.

Hall Auditorium. Reserved Seating. 
Seats start at $16.  

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Sunday Night Family Series
The Ed Sullivan Show

Sunday, July  31  at 8pm 

Before Jimmy Fallon & Johnny Carson, Ed Sullivan presented the Beatles, Stevie Wonder, and Elvis as well as chamber music, opera stars, and virtuoso violinists. Join us for an eclectic concert narrated for your entertainment and enlightenment.

Hall Auditorium. General Admission Only. 
Tickets at $16.50 ($3 Off for Members). Under 18 Free.

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Musical Theatre Series 
opera guysRossini's Cinderella (La Cenerentola)
(The Area's Only Fully Staged Opera!)
  
Wednesday, August 3 at 8pm 
Thursday, August 4 at 8pm 
Friday, August 5 at 8pm
Saturday, August 6 
at 8pm 

Packed with melodies that you've heard in commercials and movies, this tale of artists and their plight will enlighten, touch your heart, and truly show the power of love over circumstance. The only fully staged opera in Little Traverse
Bay Area all year, this one is great for opera-goers new and old alike.

Returns to Hall Auditorium!
Reserved Seating Only. 
Seats start at $20. Under 18 Free.

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This or That Aug 7
Sunday Night Family Series
This or That: An Interactive Concert Experience


Sunday, August 7 at 8pm 

An innovative, interactive concert highlighting our resident artists in which you’ll be given the chance to vote in real time, and watch as the playlist magically materializes in front of your eyes. Even the artists don’t know what the audience will choose! Bring a Smartphone.

Hall Auditorium. General Admission Only. 
Tickets at $16.50 ($3 Off for Members). Under 18 Free.

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Rising Stars Series... High Value, No Cost 
The Student Scholarship Finale & Reception 
(NOTE: Starts at 7pm; Reception After)


Wednesday, Aug. 10 at 7pm

Our series finale - the culmination of 8 weeks of the glorious gifts of music and song, followed by a lavish reception for all to "Meet the Artists" and raise support for 2017.

 

Hall Auditorium. General Admission Only. 
Seats start at $13.50 or Free With Scholarship Donation At Door
Under 18 Free.

 

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rsz 60s vesperSunday Night Family Series
Apollo to Zeppelin: Icons of the 60's

Sunday, August 14 
at 8pm 

The 1960’s was both turbulent and triumphant in the course of history, breaking forth new culture and musical styles inspired by the iconic images of Apollo 13, JFK, Marilyn Monroe, Vietnam, and the Zeppelin, both the flying machine and the band. We close the season with an uplifting journey of music and hope for today’s day and age. (Image credit www.freeimages.co.uk)

Hall Auditorium. General Admission Only. 
Tickets at $16.50 ($3 Off for Members). Under 18 Free.

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handbellsRising Stars Series... High Value, No Cost
Week of Handbells Concert /
Scholarship Fundraiser

Thursday, August 20 
at 8pm 
 
Hall Auditorium. Free Admission
Generous Contributions to
Student Scholarships Appreciated

 
 
 
 
 

 
Want to see the summer in an interactive calendar form instead? 
 

Here is the interactive calendar.

The Season brochure will be completed in April and sent by mail to all those on our mailing list. For those who want immediate access to the upcoming season, however, it's all here in a web-ready form that you can store on your computer or print. If you want your very own hard copy, you can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we'll send you one.

Click on the Highlights to the right to see the schedule of events.

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Box Office Hours
Starting June 19, we'll be open Mon. - Sat. 8:30am-2:30pm and 1 hour prior to showtimes.
Check back here around June 1 to see the repertoire (program book) for the series!