NW BachFest

Calendar of Events

BachFest Live:

Northwest BachFest presents four to five series of concerts throughout the year with large outdoor concerts each July in Manito Park. Special events are added from time to time.  Performances take place primarily at Barrister Winery and other venues in Spokane with occasional concerts in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, Walla Walla, Washington, and other towns in the area.

BachFest Online:

A specially designed online series, "Across The Miles" performances and other special events, presented as household pay-to-view programs with access via the BachFest private You Tube channel are offered during the year. These will be announced on this website and through Northwest BachFest newsletters.

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To sign up for email newsletters, please contact:  gertrude@nwbachfest.com

Northwest BachFest February Concerts

February 25 - 26, 2023

Northwest BachFest continues in February 2023, with two concerts at Barrister Winery, 1213 W. Railroad Avenue in Spokane. 

The first program features on Saturday, February 25, features Oliver Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time. The second program on Sunday, February 26, features Johannes Brahms Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano in A minor, Op. 114.

Please note that Student Tickets can only be purchased at the concerts starting one hour ahead of performances. For General Admission tickets, follow the links below.

Cello 2830561 960 720

Saturday, February 25 7:00pm Spokane Washington

Concert at Barrister Winery, 1213 W. Railroad Ave., Spokane
Chip Phillips, clarinet; Kurt Nikkanen, violin; Zuill Bailey, cello; Maria Asteriadou, piano

Oliver Messiaen, Quartet for the End of Time

French composer Messiaen wrote this Quartet while a prisoner of war in 1941 under German captivity. It was first performed in the camp by his fellow prisoners as a short trio. He later determined to write it for the same trio with himself at the piano, and the piece was extended. It is now among the most important of Messiaen’s works.

General Admission $49 Students $15 (underwritten by Spokane City Credit Union)    Buy Tickets


Cello 2830561 960 720

Sunday, February 26 3:00pm Spokane Washington

Concert at Barrister Winery, 1213 W. Railroad Ave., Spokane
Chip Phillips, clarinet; Kurt Nikkanen, violin; Zuill Bailey, cello; Maria Asteriadou, piano

Johannes Brahms, Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano in A minor, Op. 114, and other selections

Composed in the summer of 1891 and considered by music scholars an important part of the rebirth of Brahms as a composer after he had declared that he had done his final work and was retiring from composing. One music scholar wrote that hearing this piece makes it seem as if the instruments were in love with each other.

General Admission $49 Students $15 (underwritten by Spokane City Credit Union)    Buy Tickets


Northwest BachFest April Concerts

April 17 - 23, 2023

The series continues in April 2023, with four concerts at Barrister Winery, 1213 W. Railroad Avenue in Spokane. 

The first program on Monday, April 17 features the renowned pianist Awadagin Pratt performing Chopin, Tchaikovsky and more.

The second program on Tuesday, April 18 features Awadagin Pratt with Zuill Bailey, cello, performing some of their favorite duo selections including the Brahms Sonata for Cello and Piano.

Cello 2830561 960 720

Monday, April 17 7:30pm Spokane Washington

Concert at Barrister Winery, 1213 W. Railroad Ave., Spokane
Awadagin Pratt, piano

An Evening with Awadagin Pratt, Piano

Chopin, Tchaikovsky and more.

General Admission $49 Students $15 (underwritten by Spokane City Credit Union)    Buy Tickets


Cello 2830561 960 720

Tuesday, April 18 7:30pm Spokane Washington

Concert at Barrister Winery, 1213 W. Railroad Ave., Spokane
Zuill Bailey, cello, with Awadagin Pratt, piano

Awadagin Pratt, Piano with Zuill Bailey, Cello

Brahms Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 1 in E minor, Op. 38, and other favorites.

General Admission $49 Students $15 (underwritten by Spokane City Credit Union)    Buy Tickets


Cello 2830561 960 720

Saturday, April 22 7:30pm Spokane Washington

Concert at Barrister Winery, 1213 W. Railroad Ave., Spokane
Matt Herskowitz, piano with Lara St. John, violin

Matt Herskowitz, piano with Lara St. John, violin

Beethoven Violin Sonata No. 9 (Kreutzer)
Franck Violin Sonata
Kreisler Schon Rosmarin
From their recent recording, Key of A

General Admission $49 Students $15 (underwritten by Spokane City Credit Union)    Buy Tickets


Cello 2830561 960 720

Sunday, April 23 3:00pm Spokane Washington

Concert at Barrister Winery, 1213 W. Railroad Ave., Spokane
Zuill Bailey, cello with Matt Herskowitz, piano

Zuill Bailey, cello with Matt Herskowitz, piano

A celebration of classical, jazz, and folk music!

General Admission $49 Students $15 (underwritten by Spokane City Credit Union)    Buy Tickets