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.

Mozart on a Summer's Eve

July 17 - 18, 2018

The Mozart On A Summer’s Eve concerts are under the artistic direction of their founder Verne Windham, an award-winning professional musician and KPBX Public Radio's Program Director. The concerts are held in one of Spokane's most beautiful public outdoor settings, Manito Park. The Mozart concerts are appealing to those just beginning to hear classical forms of music while still being satisfying to more seasoned listeners. The garden setting is intimate and pleasant, and the Mozart concerts are considered a true celebration of summertime in Spokane, friendliness, community and beauty.

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Tuesday, July 17 7:00pm Spokane Washington

Concert at Manito Park, 2124 S. Tekoa St., Spokane
Zuill Bailey, cello; Mateusz Wolski, violin; David Armstrong, violin; Jason Moody, violin; Kelly Farris, violin; Julia Salerno, viola; Sarah Bass, viola; Roberta Bottelli, cello; Tim Augustin, tenor; Connoisseur Concerts Wind Ensemble;

Mozart on a Summer’s Eve

Verne Windham, Music Director, presented by Connoisseur Concerts, with the Connoisseur Concerts’ Wind Ensemble with a guest artist to be announced. World-renowned cellist Zuill Bailey, Artistic Director of the Northwest Bach Festival, will be featured with a string octet of guest artists.

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

Reserved Table Seating $30.00 per person includes dessert and coffee with seating at tables for eight—also tickets at $15 per person for blankets or chairs lawn seating (no food or beverage service included in lawn seating ticket price). Lawn Seating Tickets at Brown Paper Tickets by telephone at 1-800-838-3006.    Buy Tickets


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Wednesday, July 18 7:00pm Spokane Washington

Concert at Manito Park, 2124 S. Tekoa St., Spokane
Zuill Bailey, cello; Mateusz Wolski, violin; David Armstrong, violin; Jason Moody, violin; Kelly Farris, violin; Julia Salerno, viola; Sarah Bass, viola; Roberta Bottelli, cello; Tim Augustin, tenor; Connoisseur Concerts Wind Ensemble;

Mozart on a Summer’s Eve

Verne Windham, Music Director, presented by Connoisseur Concerts, with the Connoisseur Concerts’ Wind Ensemble with a guest artist to be announced. World-renowned cellist Zuill Bailey, Artistic Director of the Northwest Bach Festival, will be featured with a string octet of guest artists.

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

Reserved Table Seating $30.00 per person includes dessert and coffee with seating at tables for eight—also tickets at $15 per person for blankets or chairs lawn seating (no food or beverage service included in lawn seating ticket price). Lawn Seating Tickets at Brown Paper Tickets by telephone at 1-800-838-3006.    Buy Tickets


Summer Classics

August 24 - 30, 2018

A Cello-bration of the Cello's Enchanting Eloquence

Bach to Villa Lobos! World Class Musicians! Cellissimo!!!

  • Triple Grammy Winning Cellist and Artistic Director Zuill Bailey has invited three top cellists to join him for the 2018 Summer Classics concerts.
  • Dr. Melissa Kraut, Cleveland Institute of Music, renowned as a leading pedagogue also tours as a solo and chamber musician.
  • Cecily Parnas, recent Artist Apprentice to Zuill Bailey at Sitka International Cello Seminar, is a recording artist and tours as a solo and chamber musician.
  • A fourth cellist will be announced.
Winery

Sunday, August 26 3:00pm Spokane Washington

Concert at Barrister Winery, 1213 W. Railroad Ave., Spokane
Summer Classics Cello Quartet

Northwest BachFest Summer Classics at Barrister

Summer Classics 2018 features a Cello-bration of wonderful music showcasing the magnificence, beauty and lyricism of the cello. Bach, Faure and More!

Summer Classics Cello Quartet
Triple Grammy Winning Cellist and BachFest Artistic Director Zuill Bailey has invited Dr. Melissa Kraut from the Cleveland Institute of Music; Cecily Parnas, a touring and recording artist, along with another cellist to be announced to join him for a Cello Quartet.

Don't miss this celebration of the instrument with all of the qualities of the human voice! Cellissimo!

General Admission $35.00, Students $15.00    Buy Tickets


Dining

Monday, August 27 7:00pm Coeur d'Alene Idaho

Concert at Hagadone Event Center, 900 Floating Green Drive, Coeur d'Alene
Summer Classics Cello Quartet

Northwest BachFest Summer Classics In Coeur d'Alene

Summer Classics 2018 features a Cello-bration of wonderful music showcasing the magnificence, beauty and lyricism of the cello. Bach, Faure and More!

Summer Classics Cello Quartet
Triple Grammy Winning Cellist and BachFest Artistic Director Zuill Bailey has invited Dr. Melissa Kraut from the Cleveland Institute of Music; Cecily Parnas, a touring and recording artist, along with another cellist to be announced to join him for a Cello Quartet.

Don't miss this celebration of the instrument with all of the qualities of the human voice! Cellissimo!

General Admission $40.00, Students $15.00    Buy Tickets


Winter Classics

December 3 - 10, 2018

Performances take place in Spokane, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, and Walla Walla, Washington. Guest artist Awadagin Pratt, piano; Benjamin Breen, violin; Martin Sher, viola; Zuill Bailey, cello. Additional details to be announced.