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 September Series

September 9 - 11, 2022

Northwest BachFest announces September concerts of the 2022/23 season, Friday and Sunday, September 9 and 11 at Barrister Winery, 1213 W. Railroad Avenue in Spokane. Community engagement activities and an extraordinary event are being planned to be announced soon. 

September 9 and 11, 2022
Northwest BachFest presents one of today’s most astonishing classical musicians, Xavier Foley, double bass. Also featured on the programs are the BachFest Oud To Joy Trio --Isa Najem, oud; Chris Beores-Haigis, guitar; Cicely Parnas, cello. This trio was an audience favorite at the recent Music in Manito concerts followed by an Afterglow performance at Barrister Winery. Back by popular demand, this is a last opportunity to hear this trio before they move to Bahrain, Berlin, Germany, and New Orleans to pursue their multi-faceted individual careers. Grammy-winning BachFest Artistic Director Zuill Bailey, cello, will also perform. 

Xavier Foley is known for communicating his virtuosity and passion for music on the double bass which is rarely presented as a solo instrument. He has won numerous recent prizes, notably a prestigious Avery Fischer Career Grant and the Sphinx Competition, an organization that provides support to young Black and Latinx string musicians. Foley graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music with degrees in composition and performance and now appears regularly as featured artist with symphony orchestras and chamber music organizations. His compositions are commissioned by prestigious musical groups.

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Friday, September 9 7:30pm Spokane Washington

Concert at Barrister Winery, 1213 W. Railroad Ave., Spokane
Xavier Foley, double bass; Oud To Joy Trio (Isa Najem, oud; Chris Beores-Haigis, guitar; Cicely Parnas, cello); Zuill Bailey, cello

BACH AND MORE

Showcasing the greatest of the Bach Suites, No. 1 in G Major with other selections. Program includes Bach and Much More.

General Admission $45 - Students $15    Buy Tickets


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Saturday, September 10 5:00pm Spokane Washington

Concert at MAC Amphitheater, 2316 W. First Ave., Spokane
Xavier Foley, double bass; Trio Oud To Joy (Isa Najem, oud; Chris Beores-Haigis, guitar; Cicely Parnas, cello); Zuill Bailey, cello

FREE CONCERT

Northwest BachFest announces a Free Concert at the MAC Amphitheater on Saturday, September 10 at 5pm.  With funding from the City of Spokane Cultural Incentive Grant, funded by the American Rescue Plan Act, this concert offers, free of charge, the same outstanding guest artists appearing in BachFest’s concerts at Barrister Winery in September.  Double Bassist star Xavier Foley will be joined by the String Trio, Oud To Joy, and BachFest Artistic Director Zuill Bailey, cello.

ADA access via the MAC elevator before and after the performance.  In the event of inclement weather, the concert will take place in the MAC auditorium.

Bring cushions, stadium seats or blankets.  Please, no lawn chairs allowed.  For ADA elevator access, arrive by 4:45pm.

FREE Concert


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Sunday, September 11 3:00pm Spokane Washington

Concert at Barrister Winery, 1213 W. Railroad Ave., Spokane
Xavier Foley, double bass - Foley Plays Foley and More; Oud To Joy Trio (Isa Najem, oud; Chris Beores-Haigis, guitar; Cicely Parnas, cello); Zuill Bailey, cello

XTZ – XAVIER, TRIO, ZUILL

Program announced from the stage.

General Admission $45 - Students $15    Buy Tickets