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 Winter Classics

December 3 - 8, 2019

Celebrating Beethoven's 250th Anniversary Year!

Winter Classics begins a complete cycle of Beethoven's incredible string quartets, to be performed by the Ariel String Quartet.

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

A Beethoven Birthday Pass to all performances of the complete cycle in December and February is available now.


Buy Beethoven Birthday Pass

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Tuesday, December 3 7:30pm Coeur d'Alene Idaho

Concert at Hagadone Event Center, 900 Floating Green Drive, Coeur d'Alene
Ariel String Quartet;

Beethoven String Quartets - Celebrating Beethoven's 250th Birthday

Beethoven: Quartet in C minor, Op. 18, No. 4
Beethoven: Quartet in E minor, Op. 59, No. 2
Beethoven:  Quartet in A minor, Op. 132. No. 15

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

Tickets $40 General Admission /Students $15    Buy Tickets


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Wednesday, December 4 7:30pm Spokane Washington

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

Beethoven String Quartets - Celebrating Beethoven's 250th Birthday

Mozart:  Adagio and Fugue in C minor, K. 546
Bartók :  Quartet No. 1 in A minor, Op. 7/Sz. 40
Beethoven: Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 130, No. 13

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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Friday, December 6 7:30pm Spokane Washington

Concert at Hamilton Studio, 1427 W. Dean Ave., Spokane
Ariel String Quartet

Beethoven String Quartets - Celebrating Beethoven's 250th Birthday

Beethoven: Quartet in A Major, Op. 18, No. 5
Tan Dun: Eight Colors for String Quartet
Beethoven: Quartet in D Major, Op. 18, No. 3

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


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Sunday, December 8 3:00pm Spokane Washington

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

Beethoven String Quartets - Celebrating Beethoven's 250th Birthday

Beethoven:  Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 18, No. 6
Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 8 in C minor, Op. 110
Beethoven:  Quartet in F Major, Op. 135

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


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.

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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 Coeur d'Alene Idaho

Concert at Hagadone Event Center, 900 Floating Green Drive, Coeur d'Alene
Attacca String Quartet

Attacca String Quartet

Attacca String Quartet
Beethoven:  Quartet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 18, No. 2
Caroline Shaw:  Entr’acte
Beethoven: Quartet No. 14 in C-sharp minor, Op. 131

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

The Hagadone Center is an all-ages venue.

Tickets $40/ General Admission/Students $15    Buy Tickets


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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 No. 10 in E-flat minor, Op. 74  “Harp”
John Adams: Quartet No. 2
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


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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


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