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BachFest Concerts May 25-28, 2019

Zuill Bailey, Artistic Director


May 2019

SPOKANE – The Annual Northwest BachFest presented by Connoisseur Concerts is now a year-around presenter of classical music concerts by adding to the traditional February/March festival, a second BachFest week in May, Mozart On A Summer’s Eve in July, Summer Classics in August and December Winter Classics with concerts in Spokane, Coeur d’Alene and Sandpoint, Idaho, and occasionally in Walla Walla.


Saturday, May 25 - Spokane
7:30pm Concert at Barrister Winery, 1213 W. Railroad Avenue, Spokane
Great Scott! A Scott Joplin Celebration with Richard Dowling, piano
A play-list of music showcasing and celebrating the timeless music of Scott Joplin, master of Ragtime.
Award-winning Barrister wines available for purchase at the concert for age 21 and over.
Tickets $40  General Admission (Students $15)
https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4103772


Sunday, May 26 - Sandpoint, Idaho
5pm Concert at Pend d’Oreille Winery Tasting Room, 30 Cedar Street, Sandpoint
Great Scott! A Scott Joplin Celebration with Richard Dowling, piano
A play-list of music showcasing and celebrating the timeless music of Scott Joplin, master of Ragtime.
Wines available for purchase at the concert for age 21 and over.
Tickets $40  General Admission   (Students $15)
https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4103776


Tuesday, May 28 - Spokane
7:30pm Concert at Barrister Winery, 1213 W. Railroad Avenue, Spokane
An Evening of Classics for Cello and Piano
Artistic Director and 2017 Grammy-Award Winning Cellist Zuill Bailey with Richard Dowling, piano.
Award-winning Barrister wines available for purchase at the concert for age 21 and over.
Tickets $45  General Admission   (Students $15)
https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4103781


BachFest Week Two will also include educational and free community engagement activities with Artistic Director Zuill Bailey in Northeast Spokane elementary schools and other events.


Richard Dowling, hailed by The New York Times as an especially impressive fine pianist, Richard Dowling appears regularly around the world in recitals, at chamber music and jazz/ragtime festivals, and as a guest soloist in concerto performances with orchestras.  He is acclaimed by audiences for his elegant and exciting style of playing. His Three-disc set of The Complete Piano Works of Scott Joplin was Grammy nominated in 2017. More information: http://www.richard-dowling.com/index.html


Zuill Bailey, a 2017 Triple Grammy Winner, is widely considered one of the premier cellists in the world.  His rare combination of celebrated artistry, technical wizardry and engaging personality has secured his place as one of the most sought after and active cellists today. Praised for his “virtuoso technique, strong, richly expressive tone and bold, individual manner of playing” (Gramophone Magazine). Bailey, a top selling recording artist, is Artistic Director of music festivals in Texas, Alaska and Arizona as well as Artistic Director of the Spokane’s Northwest BachFest since 2012. More information: zuillbailey.com


For additional information about Northwest Bach Festival & Series, call Connoisseur Concerts at 509-326-4942.

For information or to arrange an interview: gertrude@nwbachfest.com.

View the calendar for schedule information.

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Mozart on a Summer's Eve 2019

Verne Windham, Music Director


May, 2019

SPOKANE – Connoisseur Concerts will present Magical Musical Evenings for its 29th annual Mozart On A Summer's Eve, with two concerts in July on Tuesday, July 16 at 7pm with a repeat performance on Wednesday, July 17 at 7pm on the lawn East of the Duncan Gardens fountain in Manito Park. The concert site is just off Tekoa Street on the East side of Manito Park; Tekoa is parallel to Grand Boulevard.  (Maps Address – 2124 S. Tekoa).

The first half of the program features Mozart On A Summer’s Eve Music Director Verne Windham with the Connoisseur Concerts Wind Ensemble and a featured guest artist TBA.

The second part of the program presented by Northwest BachFest Artistic Director and Grammy-Winning cellist Zuill Bailey features a group formed at the Eastman School of Music in 2003, Break of Reality, with Classical Cello Rock.  Break of Reality is known for their presence on platforms like Spotify and Pandora Radio with millions of views for their Game of Thrones theme and also featured on NPR, PBS, Dateline NBC and other online outlets, recently was featured in BachFest’s December Classics concerts. Break of Reality musicians are Patrick Laird, cello; Laura Metcalf, cello; Cecily Parnas, cello; Ivan Trevino, percussion.

RESERVED TABLE SEATING

Reserved tickets to the concerts are at table seating at white linen-covered round tables seating eight. The ticket price for table seating includes a gourmet dessert and coffee provided by Fery’s Catering.  Some tables are designated Prime Seating Tables and are only available as full tables of eight at $360 and are on limited availability basis to be purchased directly through Connoisseur Concerts at 509.326.4942. Tables designated Reserved Seating are available either as full tables for eight ($280) or as individual $35 tickets.  Ticket holders are invited to arrive as early as 5:30 pm to picnic or have a potluck at their reserved table. Dinners may also be ordered directly from Fery’s Catering, 509.458.5234, for delivery to the park at 5:30 pm. This service is available for reserved table seating only once patrons have secured their table numbers. 

LAWN SEATING TICKETS

Tickets for lawn seating for those who bring their own blankets or chairs are $15 per person and are for the concert only with no food or beverage service. There are no chair height restrictions in the open lawn. The lawn seating area is also open at 5:30pm for picnics.

Tickets are on sale now at Brown Paper Tickets

ONLINE:    https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4224896
TELEPHONE: 1-800-838-3006 (24/7)

Reserved tables and performers will be under tents, and the concerts will take place in Manito Park regardless of weather conditions.  If needed, lawn seating patrons will provide their own rain gear and umbrellas. For additional information, contact Connoisseur Concerts.


For additional information about Mozart on a Summer's Eve, call Connoisseur Concerts at 509-326-4942.

For information or to arrange an interview: gertrude@nwbachfest.com.

View the calendar for schedule information.