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Mozart On A Summer's Eve 2018 July 17 – 18, 2018

Verne Windham, Music Director

June 2018

SPOKANE – Connoisseur Concerts will present Magical Musical Evenings for its 28th annual Mozart On A Summer's Eve, with two concerts in July on Tuesday, July 17 at 7pm with a repeat performance on Wednesday, July 18 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.

The first half of the program presents Northwest Bach Festival Artistic Director and 2017 Triple Grammy Winning cellist Zuill Bailey in a String Octet performing the music of Mendelssohn and Shostakovich with guest artists including Mateusz Wolski, violin; David Armstrong, violin; Jason Moody, violin; Kelly Farris, violin; Julia Salerno, viola; Sarah Bass, viola; Roberta Bottelli, cello.

The second part of the program features Mozart On A Summer’s Eve Music Director Verne Windham with the Connoisseur Concerts Wind Ensemble and guest artist, Tim Augustin, tenor, in a program including Mozart, Mendelssohn, Bernstein and more.


Reserved tickets to the concerts are at table seating at white linen-covered round tables that seat 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 $320 and are on limited availability basis to be purchased directly through Connoisseur Concerts at 509.326.4942. Tables designated Reserved Seating Tables are available either as full tables for eight ($240) or as individual $30 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.


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


TELEPHONE: 1-800-838-3006 (24/7)

Reserved tables and performers will be under a tent, 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 about Northwest Bach Festival & Series, call Connoisseur Concerts at 509-326-4942.

For information or to arrange an interview:

View the calendar for schedule information.