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

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.


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Tuesday, February 25 7:30pm Spokane Washington

Concert at Barrister Winery, 1213 W. Railroad Ave., Spokane
Attacca String Quartet

Attacca String Quartet

Attacca String Quartet
Beethoven: Quartet in F Major, Op. 18, No. 1
Gabriella Smith:  Carrot Revolution
Beethoven:  Quartet No. 12 in E-flat Major, Op. 127

No-host, award-winning Barrister wines available for age 21 and over.  Doors open at 6:30pm.
Barrister Winery is an all-ages venue.

Tickets $35 General Admission /Students $15    Buy Tickets


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Wednesday, February 26 7:30pm Spokane Washington

Concert at Barrister Winery, 1213 W. Railroad Ave., Spokane
Attacca String Quartet

Attacca String Quartet

Attacca String Quartet
Beethoven:  Quartet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 18, No. 2
Caroline Shaw:  Entr’acte (from Attacca’s Grammy Nominated Recording)
Beethoven: Quartet No. 14 in C-sharp minor, Op. 131, No. 14

No-host bar at the Hagadone Center available for age 21 and over.  Doors open at 6:30pm.

Barrister Winery is an all-ages venue.


Tickets $35/ General Admission/Students $15    Buy Tickets


Cello 2830561 960 720

Friday, February 28 7:30pm Spokane Washington

Concert at Barrister Winery, 1213 W. Railroad Ave., Spokane
Attacca String Quartet

Attacca String Quartet

Attacca String Quartet
Beethoven: Quartet in E-flat minor, Op. 74, No. 10 “Harp”
Paul Wiancko: Untitled
Beethoven: Quartet in D Major, Op. 18, No. 3

No-host, award-winning Barrister wines available for age 21 and over.  Doors open at 6:30pm.
Barrister Winery is an all-ages venue.


Tickets $35/ General Admission/Students $15    Buy Tickets


Cello 2830561 960 720

Saturday, February 29 7:30pm Spokane Washington

Concert at Barrister Winery, 1213 W. Railroad Ave., Spokane
Attacca String Quartet

Attacca String Quartet

Attacca String Quartet
Beethoven:  Quartet in F minor, Op. 95  “Serioso”
Beethoven:  Quartet in No. 7 in F Major, Op. 59, No. 1 “Razumovsky”

No-host, award-winning Barrister wines available for age 21 and over.  Doors open at 2pm.
Barrister Winery is an all-ages venue.

Tickets $35/ General Admission/Students $15    Buy Tickets


Cello 2830561 960 720

Sunday, March 1 5:30pm Spokane Washington

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

Special Finale Event of the 2020 Northwest BachFest

Fundraising Dinner and Auction to celebrate the conclusion of Bach 2020 Week One

The annual BachFest Finale Celebration on Sunday, March 1 at 5:30 pm at Barrister Winery will close BachFest 2020 Week One with dinner by the acclaimed Fery’s Catering and award-winning no-host Barrister wines. A cello performance by Triple-Grammy winning Artistic Director Zuill Bailey will open the Celebration event.  Ten exclusive-to-this-event loud auction items will go to the highest bidder guided by emcee Ted McGregor and auctioneer Jeff Owens. These include three exclusive wine events in private homes, an old-fashioned fiddle jam and barbecue, original paintings by Spokane artist Susan Fern, a reserved table for eight at Mozart On A Summer’s Eve with a magnum of wine by Barrister Winery, and other exclusive delights including the opportunity to bid for a Zuill Bailey performance in a private home.  In addition, 20 top-quality, unique, primarily culinary-themed silent auction items and a Cork Pull that includes a Leonetti and  several high-end  wines will take place.  Seating is limited.


Tickets $65 - Admission includes dinner and the Zuill Bailey performance. No-host Barrister wines available. 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 directly with Connoisseur Concerts for $440. Call 50-326-4942 for a full table.    Buy Tickets


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

Mozart on a Summer's Eve 2020

July 14 - 15, 2020

Details coming soon.



BachFest Summer Classics 2020

August 24 - 30, 2020

Beethoven's 250th Birthday Celebration Continues
Beethoven Piano Trios

Helen Kim, violin
Zuill Bailey, cello
Pianist TBA

BachFest Winter Classics 2020

December 1 - 6, 2020

A Feast -  Complete Bach Cello Suites

Zuill Bailey, cello

Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of his Chart-Topping Recording

Details coming soon.

Northwest BachFest - 2021 Week 1

February 22 - 28, 2021

Eroica Piano Trio!

Details coming soon.