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 1

March 3 - 8, 2019

The week-long Northwest BachFest 2019 showcases the monumental works of J.S. Bach with exciting and innovative performances in Spokane and Coeur d’Alene, March 3-10.

Spokane City Credit Union is underwriting reduced price tickets for students for the five Festival Classics concerts at Barrister Winery and the Festival Finale Concert at St. John’s Cathedral. Student and Adult single tickets for these six Festival Classics concerts are available to purchase in person at the Spokane City Credit Union, 1930 N. Monroe St. in Spokane (Open Mon–Fri 9am–5pm except for banking holidays) with no service fee. Tickets at SCCU are available for cash or checks but no credit/debit card charges. The Student tickets are also available online or by phone (above) at Brown Paper Tickets.

BachFest 2019 Spokane Series Tickets $99.00   Buy Series Tickets

BachFest 2019 Coeur d'Alene Series Tickets $99.00   Buy Series Tickets

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Sunday, March 3 3:00pm Spokane Washington

Concert at Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, 127 E. 12th Ave. at Grand Blvd., Spokane
Yuliya Gorenman, piano

Northwest BachFest Opening Concert - Bach Extravaganza

Yuliya Gorenman's Bach Extravaganza - Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1

Tickets $35 General Admission / Students $15    Buy Tickets


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Tuesday, March 5 7:00pm Coeur d'Alene Idaho

Concert at Hagadone Event Center, 900 Floating Green Drive, Coeur d'Alene
Yuliya Gorenman, piano

Northwest BachFest - Scheherazade

Yuliya Gorenman's stunning arrangement for one piano -Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade

Tickets $35 General Admission / Students $15    Buy Tickets


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Wednesday, March 6 7:00pm Spokane Washington

Concert at Barrister Winery, 1213 W. Railroad Ave., Spokane
Yuliya Gorenman, piano;

Northwest BachFest - Scheherazade

Yuliya Gorenman's stunning arrangement for one piano -Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade

Tickets $35 General Admission / Students $15    Buy Tickets


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Thursday, March 7 7:00pm Coeur d'Alene Idaho

Concert at Hagadone Event Center, 900 Floating Green Drive, Coeur d'Alene
The Richter String Ensemble;

Northwest BachFest - The B-A-C-H Prism from Art of the Fugue

J.S. Bach's final and enduring work, Art of the Fugue, with brief musical wavelengths from the 20th century bouncing off the prism set by Bach

Tickets $35 General Admission / Students $15    Buy Tickets


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Friday, March 8 7:00pm Spokane Washington

Concert at Barrister Winery, 1213 W. Railroad Ave., Spokane
The Richter String Ensemble;

Northwest BachFest - The B-A-C-H Prism from Art of the Fugue

J.S. Bach's final and enduring work, Art of the Fugue,with brief musical wavelengths from the 20th century bouncing off the prism set by Bach

Tickets $35 General Admission / Students $15    Buy Tickets


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Sunday, March 10 5:30pm Spokane Washington

Concert at Barrister Winery, 1213 W. Railroad Ave., Spokane
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BachFest Finale Celebration

Special Finale Event of the 2019 Northwest BachFest

Fundraising Dinner and Auction to celebrate the conclusion of  Bach ’19The fourth annual BachFest Finale Celebration with host Artistic Director Zuill Bailey on Sunday, March 10 at 5:30 pm at Barrister Winery will close BachFest ’19 with dinner by the acclaimed Fery’s Catering, award-winning no-host Barrister wines, and an exclusive performance by Triple-Grammy winning Artistic Director Zuill Bailey, cello, with pianist Greg Presley.  Ten exclusive-to-this-event loud auction items will go to the highest bidder guided by emcee Ted McGregor and auctioneer Jeff Owens, including a festive Pig Roast and Dinner hosted in a private home, a beautiful painting by beloved Spokane artist, the late Harold Balazs donated by William and Marcia Bond, an Italian Dinner for 12 people by Gina Lanza, former owner of Amore and the Anaconda Grill, an autumn afternoon with famous artists Gina Freuen, Louise Kodias, and Kay O’Rourke with wine and hors d’oeuvres hosted in an art-collector’s home,  a reserved table for eight at Mozart On A Summer’s Eve with a magnum of wine by Barrister Winery, a private tasting appointment for four people at the exclusive Long Shadows Vineyards in Walla Walla with overnight lodging, and more!  In addition, 20 top-quality, unique, culinary-themed silent auction items, and a Cork Pull that includes several high-end wines from the famous cellar of William Bond, and other delights are planned.  Seating is limited.

Celebration tickets are available in advance only at Brown Paper Tickets or by telephone, CALL 800-838-3006.

A complete table for eight people at the Celebration event can be reserved for $400 directly through Connoisseur Concerts at 509.326.4942 (only a few of these are available).

Tickets $60 - Admission includes dinner and the Zuill Bailey performance. No-host Barrister wines available.    Buy Tickets


Northwest BachFest - Week 2

May 24 - 29, 2019

Acclaimed pianist Richard Dowling performing "Great Scott"

Celebrating Scott Joplin's amazing, timeless music

Concert dates and venues to be announced soon.

Northwest BachFest Summer Classics

August 26 - 30, 2019

Alfredo Oyaguez, piano, with Zuill Bailey, cello

Spanish Nights - Celebrating music of Spain's greatest composers

Concert dates and venues to be announced soon.

Northwest 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.