Northern Michigan Events: Located in beautiful Bay View Michigan, the Bay View Music Festival runs from June 12 to August 12. Find incredible performers from all over the nation including the amazingly talented faculty and students studying at the Bay View Conservatory. Bring the entire family to enjoy pops, jazz, musical theater, and even opera all within sight of Little Traverse Bay.

On the Rocks – Pop’s Series

Project Trio

Saturday, June 23 2012  8pm Hall Auditorium 

This season’s visiting artist offers a musical repertoire including classical, funk, top 40 hits, and even beat boxing!

Motown in Motion

Saturday, June 30 2012  8pm Hall Auditorium

Your favorite Motown hits revamped with a 21st century twist by one of Detroit’s premier dance companies.

The Wonderbread Years

Saturday, July 2 2012  8pm Hall Auditorium

Audiences across the nation have described this celebration of the Baby Boomer Generation as “walking the line between stand up and theater.”  Come enjoy a blast from the past in this fast-paced, hilarious production that has you singing along all night long.

The Good Lovelies

Friday, July 13 2012  8pm Hall Auditorium Lawn (inside if raining!)

The Good Lovelies keep it funny, upbeat, and just a little sassy with constant instrument swapping, sharp onstage banter, and beautiful three part harmonies. Unique and enlivening, the Good Lovelies are a refreshing musical experience.

Chapter 6

Saturday July 21 2012  8pm Hall Auditorium

This universally appealing ensemble has captivated audiences in 44 states and internationally with their high energy, upbeat blend of pop and jazz. Chapter 6 represents American music in a whole new way, from Gershwin to Stevie Wonder.

Blind Pilot

Sunday, July 22 2012  Beach (Relocated inside if rain!)

This Portland-based six-piece band released their second album We Are the Tide last fall to critical acclaim. The praise was heard on NPR’s “All Things Considered” which described the band as creating “ remarkably sturdy, gorgeous songs.”

Tribute to ABBA
Saturday, August 4 2012 8pm Hall Auditorium

We all know the words to “Dancing Queen!” Come celebrate Sweden’s biggest musical export and the music behind the movie and hit musical Mamma Mia with the whole family!

Chamber Music

Faculty Artists

The Robards/Patterson Piano  Duo  

Wednesday, June 13 2012 8pm Hall Auditorium

Join Bay View’s favorite musical couple, Tony Patterson and Casey Robards, for an evening of amazing piano precision.  

From Harlem to Hemingway

Wednesday, June 20 2012 8pm Hall Auditorium

A unique combination of musical expressions, Gershwin’s Cuban Overture, Jeff Picón's performance of four beautiful Vaughan Williams songs, and Risa Renae Harman’s rendition of several spirituals take you on a remarkable journey

Days of Wine and Roses

Wednesday June 27 2012 8pm Hall Auditorium

The union of a Sobeck wind quartet and a Schumann Piano Quintet result in a lushly romantic celebration of classic musical beauty.

Vive La France

Wednesday July 11, 2012 8pm Hall Auditorium

An evening of all things French, this performance of Berlioz’s The Death of Cleopatra and two charming French-themed suites will feature the Bay Winds and Spectrum Brass.  

A Night at the Met  

Wednesday, July 18 2012 8pm Hall Auditorium

You’ll feel as though you’ve been taken to the Met during this annual favorite of opera’s most memorable moments selected by the Bay View Voice Faculty.

Love Songs and Lyres

Wednesday July 25 2012 8pm Voorhies Hall

The combination of Beethoven’s “Harp” String Quartet and Buffy Baggott’s performance of a set of Spanish songs is a decadently romantic night out!

Special Engagement: The Crouse Visiting Artist

The Harlem Quartet

Wednesday August 1 2012  8pm Hall Auditorium

The Harlem Quartet, the “swingiest string quartet around” breathes incredible life into string compilations from Mozart to Duke Ellington.

Grand Finale

Wednesday August 8 2012 8pm Hall Auditorium

Summer wraps up in style with a Brahms Waltz Suite, Max Bruch’s Romanze for Viola, and the Tchaikovsky Piano Trio. 

Student Artists   (Most Concerts Are Free!)

Recitals Fridays, June 22, 29, JULY 6, 20, 27  4 pm  Voorhies Hall

Harbor Springs  Street Musique

Get some tap in your toes with this street-music special!

Thursday July 5  2012  7 pm  State and Main, Harbor Springs, MI

Spectrum Brass and  Student Brass Ensemble Concert

Saturday  July 14 2012    8 PM ST. Francis Xavier Church, Petosky MI

Come enjoy Bay View's newest resident group Spectrum Brass alongside the Student Ensemble.

Brass in the Park
Tuesday July 31 2012   12:15 PM Petosky Park, Petosky MI

Listen to Bay View's brass musicians while relaxing in the beautiful outdoors!

Feature Concert and Scholarship Extravaganza

Friday August 3 2012    7 pm Hall Auditorium

 Free reception following at Women’s Council Building.

Chamber Music Brunch

Friday August 10 2012, 11:30 am Bay View Inn, Bay View MI

Great music and good food- the perfect combination! *Meal included in price, by reservation only

Musical Theater

Gleeful Revue: Retro Revue of the 60's, 70's and 80's 

Friday, June 29 2012 8pm Bay View Beach (Voorhies Hall if rain!)

Free, donations accepted

Everyone loves their favorite golden oldies; join Tony Patterson and four vocalists from Central Michigan University for a musical revue that features the themes of acclaimed television series and movies alongside great musical hits from these three decades.

Aladdin Kids -Youth Theatre

Saturday-Sunday July 14-15 2012  4pm Voorhies Hall

Free, donations accepted

Live the classic tale of genies, magic carpets and far away lands as you never have before in this family friendly production preformed by Bay View’s youth theater group.

Titanic the Musical

Friday-Saturday July 27-28 2012 8pm Hall Auditorium

Continue remembering the ship of dreams on its 100th anniversary with this moving musical about the people aboard the Titanic.

Don Giovanni

Tuesday, Thursday-Saturay August 7,9,11 2012  8pm Petoskey Middle School, Petoskey MI

Mozart’s famous comedic drama of the legendary Don Juan is brought to life by a talented cast of collegiate vocalists and full orchestra.

Children and Family

Music and Munchies (Ages 5+) 

Wednesdays: June 27 and July 1 2012 11:45am Hall Auditorium and 11:45am Evelyn Hall 

Music and Munchies introduces children to both musical instruments and all kinds of musical styles in an approachable, interactive manner. A child-friendly lunch is served prior to each session, and parents are encouraged to accompany their children as they begin to explore the musical world.  Supported in part by the Bay View Morning Council, the programs are free to all attendees.

Tunes and Tots (Ages 4 and under)

Wednesdays: July 18 and 25,  August  1 and 8 2012  11:30am Evelyn Hall 

Tunes and Tots is a fun, interactive and action-packed musical experience designed for children 4 years and younger (including infants) with an accompanying adult recommended for each child.  The lunch and program package is free to all attendees.

Behind the Scenes

Thursdays: July 19 and 26, August  2  2012  11:30 am  Evelyn Hall

Behind the Scenes sessions feature guest artists and staff from the Bay View Music Festival and are free and open to inquisitive minds of all ages.

Rising Stars

Thursday August 2, 2012   4pm  Voorhies Hall 

See the performers of tomorrow when the students studying with the Bay View Festival faculty display their musical talent.

Handbell Concert 

Thursday, August 16 2012  8pm Hall Auditorium

A local favorite- this free annual concert brings the Week of the Handbells to a close.

Sunday Sunset- The Vesper Series

This musical tradition comes out of past centuries when families gathered at the day’s end to pray and raise their voices in hymns. Now it has evolved into a widely diverse concert series featuring opera, musical theater hits, traditional vespers music and the combined efforts of both local musicians and those affiliated with the Bay View Conservatory.

Opening Night

Sunday, June 17 2012 8pm Hall Auditorium

Join in on opening night of the vesper series to witness a joyful reunion of old friends, virtuosic music and a truly unique entertainment experience.

How Great Thou Art

Sunday June 24 2012 8pm Hall Auditorium

Following the sacred traditions of the Judeo-Christian faith, this concert takes it's cue from the annals of Bay View History, and celebrates the early days of the Vespers Series with music that revitalizes the spirit. . 


Sunday July 1 2012 8pm Hall Auditorium

Visionary leaders and fearless game changers are remembered in a concert that includes music from The Man of La Mancha to the award winning musical The Lion King at a concert that celebrates all our heroes.

From Bach to Rock

Sunday July 8 2012 8pm Hall Auditorium

Imitation has always been considered the highest form of flattery—this concert features both original favorites and modern rearrangements from Bach to Barry Manilow and Perry Como, and Funny Valentine to Fascination Rhythm.

Favorites and Winners

Orchestral Favorites and Adrian Boyer Competition Winners!

Sunday July 15 2012 8pm Hall Auditorium

This professional orchestra, the winners of the annual aria/concerto competition, perfectly performs orchestral hits such as the overture to The Barber of Seville. Enjoy the very best in orchestral pops programming with this audience favorite!

Broadway Then and Now

Sunday July 22 2012 8pm Hall Auditorium

Any Broadway fan will love this enchanted evening of timeless hits from classics like Rodger’s and Hammerstein’s South Pacific and Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, paired with more recent renditions from shows like the revival of How to Succeed in Business (featuring Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe) and artfully arranged show tune medleys.

Epic Movie Themes

Sunday July 29 2012 8pm Hall Auditorium

One of our favorite things about the movies we love is the music; enjoy performances of tunes from films like The Sting, Amadeus, The Godfather, James Bond, My Fair Lady and the Star Wars Trilogy. Tap your toes and relive some of your greatest movie experiences.

Back to the Beatles

Sunday August 8 2012   Sing Along 7:45, Concert 8m Hall Auditorium

As one of the most well-known and well-loved bands in history, the Beatles have been covered by esteemed musicians since 1964.  Favorite songs are given a new flavor in this tribute to the Fab Four.

Final Vespers

Sunday August 12 2012 8pm Hall Auditorium

This is a bittersweet goodbye to the thirty faculty members and fifty college students who have brought their talent to Bay View for the summer. At different moments poignant, humorous, and sweet, this concert celebrates all they have achieved this season.

Fourth Fest!

Wednesday, July 4 2012 8pm Hall Auditorium

This patriotic extravaganza features your favorite patriotic songs, works by American composers and a military services medley preformed by the Bay View faculty artists and the newest resident ensemble, Spectrum Bass. The whole family will love this American celebration, which finishes in time for everyone to make it to the fireworks display!

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