NW BachFest

Calendar of Events

The Annual Northwest Bach Festival & Series presented by Connoisseur Concerts has expanded into a year-around presenter of classical music concerts by adding to the February/March Festival a December Winter Classics Series and SummerFest Series. Performances take place in Spokane, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, and Walla Walla, Washington.

Northwest BachFest - Week 2

May 25 - 29, 2019

Celebrating the music of Scott Joplin with pianist Richard Dowling's "Great Scott" plus An Evening of the Classics with Zuill Bailey, cello, and Richard Dowling, piano.

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Saturday, May 25 7:30pm Spokane Washington

Concert at Barrister Winery, 1213 W. Railroad Ave., Spokane
Richard Dowling, piano;

Great Scott! A Scott Joplin Celebration with Richard Dowling, piano

A play-list of music showcasing and celebrating the timeless music of Scott Joplin, master of Ragtime.

Award-winning Barrister wines available for purchase at the concert for age 21 and over.

Tickets $40 General Admission (Students $15)    Buy Tickets


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Sunday, May 26 5:00pm Sandpoint Idaho

Concert at Pend d’Oreille Winery Tasting Room, 30 Cedar Street, Sandpoint
Richard Dowling, piano;

Great Scott! A Scott Joplin Celebration with Richard Dowling, piano

A play-list of music showcasing and celebrating the timeless music of Scott Joplin, master of Ragtime.

Wines available for purchase at the concert for age 21 and over.

Tickets $40 General Admission (Students $15)    Buy Tickets


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Tuesday, May 28 7:30pm Spokane Washington

Concert at Barrister Winery, 1213 W. Railroad Ave., Spokane
Zuill Bailey, cello; Richard Dowling, piano;

An Evening of Classics for Cello and Piano

Artistic Director and 2017 Grammy-Award Winning Cellist Zuill Bailey with Richard Dowling, piano.

Award-winning Barrister wines available for purchase at the concert for age 21 and over.




Tickets $45 General Admission (Students $15)    Buy Tickets


Mozart on a Summer's Eve

July 16 - 17, 2019

Manito Park in Spokane.

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Tuesday, July 16 7:00pm Spokane Washington

Concert at Manito Park, 2124 S. Tekoa St., Spokane
Connoisseur Concerts’ Wind Ensemble; Break of Reality;

Mozart on a Summer’s Eve

Mozart On A Summer's Eve Concert, Verne Windham, Music Director, presented by Connoisseur Concerts, with the Connoisseur Concerts’ Wind Ensemble with a guest artist TBA. World-renowned cellist Zuill Bailey, Artistic Director of the Northwest BachFest, will present guest artists Break of Reality, on the lawn east of Duncan Gardens in Manito Park, Spokane.

Concert area opens at 5:30pm for pre-concert picnics.

Reserved Table Seating $35.00 per person includes dessert and coffee with seating at tables for eight. Lawn Seating $15 per person for blankets or chairs (no food or beverage service included in lawn seating ticket price). Lawn Seating Tickets ONLY available at Brown Paper Tickets onlne or by phone at 800-838-3006.    Buy Tickets


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Wednesday, July 17 7:00pm Spokane Washington

Concert at Manito Park, 2124 S. Tekoa St., Spokane
Connoisseur Concerts’ Wind Ensemble; Break of Reality;

Mozart on a Summer’s Eve

Mozart On A Summer's Eve Concert, Verne Windham, Music Director, presented by Connoisseur Concerts, with the Connoisseur Concerts’ Wind Ensemble with a guest artist TBA. World-renowned cellist Zuill Bailey, Artistic Director of the Northwest BachFest, will present guest artists Break of Reality, on the lawn east of Duncan Gardens in Manito Park, Spokane.

Concert area opens at 5:30pm for pre-concert picnics.

Reserved Table Seating $35.00 per person includes dessert and coffee with seating at tables for eight. Lawn Seating $15 per person for blankets or chairs (no food or beverage service included in lawn seating ticket price). Lawn Seating Tickets ONLY available at Brown Paper Tickets onlne or by phone at 800-838-3006.    Buy Tickets


BachFest Summer Classics

August 26 - 30, 2019

Spanish Nights - Celebrating music of Spain's greatest composers.

Piano Quartet with Alfredo Oyaguez, piano; Zuill Bailey, cello; others to be announced. 

August 26-30, 2019. Details coming soon

BachFest Winter Classics

December 2 - 8, 2019

Celebrating Beethoven's 250th Anniversary Year!

Winter Classics begins a complete cycle of Beethoven's incredible string quartets.

(The Beethoven String Quartets will be completed in BachFest Week 1, February 24-March 1, 2020 by the Ariel String Quartet.)

Attacca String Quartet.

Details coming soon.

Northwest BachFest - Week 1

February 24 - March 1, 2020

Celebrating Beethoven's 250th Anniversary Year!

A complete cycle of Beethoven's incredible string quartets began in BachFest's December Classics and are completed in Week One of BachFest 2020.

Ariel String Quartet

Details coming soon

Northwest BachFest - Week 2

May 24 - 29, 2020

Celebrating Beethoven's 250th Anniversary Year!

Beethoven's Complete Works for Cello and Piano

Zuill Bailey, cello
Eduard Zilberkant, piano

Details coming soon