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.

BachFest Summer Classics

August 25 - 29, 2019

"Spanish Nights - Celebrating music of Spain's greatest composers" and "The Teenage Chopin – Early Genius"

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Sunday, August 25 7:00pm Spokane Washington

Concert at Barrister Winery, 1213 W. Railroad Ave., Spokane
Alfredo Oyaguez, piano; Zuill Bailey, cello; Kurt Nikkanen, violin; Scott Rawls, viola;

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

A sparkling, passionate program from Spain performed by this outstanding piano quartet -  music of Falla, Granados, Turina, Rodrigo and more.

Pianist Alfredo Oyaguez is Music Director of the Delia International Music Festival in Mallorca, Spain; Kurt Nikkanen is Concertmaster of the New York City Ballet Orchestra; Scott Rawls is a distinguished professor at University of North Carolina, viola soloist, and a frequent collaborator with Zuill Bailey.

Option One Tickets: $75 includes a pre-concert Spanish Paella Dinner at 5:30pm catered by Fery’s with a complimentary glass of Sangria upon arrival. Option Two Tickets: $45 General Admission for the 7pm performance only Student Tickets: $15 for the 7pm performance only. Award-winning Barrister wines available for purchase by age 21+ throughout the evening.    Buy Tickets


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Thursday, August 29 7:30pm Spokane Washington

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

The Teenage Chopin – Early Genius

Frederic Chopin, born in Warsaw in 1810, created masterpieces as a teen and achieved celebrity status in his home country before debuting into the larger musical world of Europe. Following two sold-out concerts at BachFest in May, Richard Dowling, hailed by the New York Times as “an especially impressive fine pianist,” returns with his keyboard genius for a lovely tour of Chopin’s early years.

Award-winning Barrister wines available for purchase by age 21 and over.

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


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.

An Evening with Itzhak Perlman

January 13 - 13, 2020

Connoisseur Concerts is proud to present “An Evening with Itzhak Perlman,” an intimate evening of music and storytelling featuring Itzhak Perlman , one of the world greatest violinists, sharing anecdotes from his life and career and performing with his longtime pianist Rohan De Silva.  This BachFest Legacy concert will be presented in Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. in Spokane on Monday, January 13, 2020, at 7:30pm

Itzhak Perlman Photo By Lisa Marie Mazzucco

Monday, January 13 7:30pm Spokane Washington

Concert at Fox Theater, 1001 W Sprague Avenue, Spokane
Itzhak Perlman, violin;

An Evening with Itzhak Perlman

Connoisseur Concerts is proud to present “An Evening with Itzhak Perlman,” an intimate evening of music and storytelling featuring Itzhak Perlman , one of the world greatest violinists, sharing anecdotes from his life and career and performing with his longtime pianist Rohan De Silva.  This BachFest Legacy concert will be presented in Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. in Spokane on Monday, January 13, 2020, at 7:30pm.

Undeniably the reigning virtuoso of the violin, Perlman enjoys superstar status rarely afforded a classical musician. Beloved for his charm and humanity as well as his talent, he is treasured by audiences throughout the world who respond not only to his remarkable artistry, but also to the irrepressible joy of making music, which he communicates.

In January 2009, Perlman, winner of numerous Grammy awards, was honored to take part in the Inauguration of President Barack Obama, premiering a piece written for the occasion by John Williams and performing with clarinetist Anthony McGill, pianist Gabriela Montero, and cellist Yo-Yo Ma. In December 2003 the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts granted Perlman a Kennedy Center Honor celebrating his distinguished achievements and contributions to the cultural and educational life of our nation. In May 2007, he performed at the State Dinner for Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, hosted by President George W. Bush and Mrs. Bush at the White House.

Born in Israel in 1945, Perlman completed his initial training at the Academy of Music in Tel Aviv. He came to New York and soon was propelled into the international arena at age 13 with an appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1958. Following his studies at the Juilliard School with Ivan Galamian and Dorothy DeLay, he won the prestigious Leventritt Competition in 1964, which led to a burgeoning worldwide career. Since then, Itzhak Perlman has appeared with every major orchestra and in recitals and festivals around the world.

General Admission from $25 to $250 at the Fox Theater Box Office, by phone 509-624-1200 and online at www.foxtheaterspokane.org. In addition to general ticket sales, a very limited number of VIP tickets with seating in the first three rows with a Meet The Artist reception remain available for $500 each. Call Connoisseur Concerts directly only for the VIP tickets at 509-326-4942 or email gertrude@nwbachfest.com.    Buy Tickets


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