NW BachFest

Calendar of Events

Please Note:

Northwest BachFest is committed to the health and safety of our audience, performers and concert staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Proof of full vaccination including boosters is required to attend all events and will be checked at the door. We are unable to make exceptions at this time.
  • Masks are required at all events, in accordance with Washington state guidelines.
  • Capacity at our events will be reduced by 25 to 50 percent to allow distancing.
  • We can offer special, distanced seating for immune-compromised, fully-vaccinated guests. Please call to arrange.

Your support and cooperation enable us to continue to offer live, life-affirming musical events during this difficult time. Thank you!


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.

To Receive Information:

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

Northwest BachFest 2022/23

May 21 - 22, 2022

Northwest BachFest Live announces the opening concerts of the 2022/23 season, Saturday and Sunday, May 21 and 22 at Barrister Winery, 1213 W. Railroad Avenue in Spokane. This season celebrates Artistic Director Zuill Bailey’s 10th Anniversary with Northwest BachFest. Community engagement activities and special events are being planned throughout the season.

The new season begins with guest artists Chee-Yun Kim, violin, and Natasha Paremski, piano, joining Grammy-winning Zuill Bailey, cello, for two performances of duo, solo and trio selections including Beethoven, Chopin, Kodaly, Rachmaninoff, and more. Chee-Yun Kim is celebrated around the world for her flawless technique, dazzling tone and compelling artistry. Natasha Paremski, a frequent soloist with symphony orchestras around the world, is known for her interpretative abilities and powerful mastery of the keyboard. Artistic Director Zuill Bailey is a multi Grammy-award winning, internationally renowned cello soloist, recitalist, artistic director and music educator.

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Sunday, May 22 3:00pm Spokane Washington

Concert at Barrister Winery, 1213 W. Railroad Ave., Spokane
Chee-Yun Kim, violin, Zuill Bailey, cello and Natasha Paremski, piano

BachFest Presents at Barrister

Rachmaninoff Trio Elegiac
Arensky Piano Trio
Beethoven Archduke Trio

All Ages $55.00 Student tickets, underwritten by Spokane City Credit Union, are $15 and are available in person only at Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox box office. Students who are vaccinated but not yet eligible for boosters are welcome. All Bachfest Patrons must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, including the booster. Masks strongly encouraged.    Buy Tickets


Music In Manito

July 19 - 20, 2022

Featuring a rogram to begin with Bahraini Oud Musician Isa Najem, winner of Best Original Music Score by the Los Angeles Cinematography Awards and the Canadian Cinematography Award for the film, Florence, a turning point in his career leading to his creating more original film music. Isa Najem holds international awards for oud performances and studies cello with Zuill Bailey. Following the World Music opening is Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons featuring violinist Helen Hwaya Kim with a chamber group of musicians (Kelly Farris and Julia Salerno, violin; David Armstrong, viola; Isa Najem, cello; and Patrick McNally, double bass.) After intermission, the Judy Carmichael Jazz Trio will perform on the second part of the program. The acclaimed Judy Carmichael Trio performs world-wide, and the Grammy-nominated Judy Carmichael can be heard regularly on her National Public Radio show, Jazz Inspired.

Both evenings offer the same program. The concert site opens at 5:30 pm for pre-concert picnics in both table and lawn seating areas.

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Tuesday, July 19 7:00pm Spokane Washington

Concert at Manito Park, 2124 S. Tekoa St., Spokane
Featured artists:
First part of the program: Isa Najem, oud; Helen Hwaya Kim, violin
Second part of the program: Judy Carmichael Jazz Trio.

Music In Manito

Front Lawn Seating tickets, $55 (North of gravel walkway through the park) Back Lawn Seating tickets, $35 (South of gravel walkway through the park) A limited number of tables for eight are available and can be reserved from BachFest for $600. These can only be reserved as complete eight-person tables. To reserve, email: gertrude@nwbachfest.com. Back Lawn Ticket Holders may purchase tickets for anyone 18 and younger at the concert site for $5 each. This special offer is underwritten by Spokane City Credit Union.    Buy Tickets


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Wednesday, July 20 7:00pm Spokane Washington

Concert at Manito Park, 2124 S. Tekoa St., Spokane
Featured artists:
First part of the program: Isa Najem, oud; Helen Hwaya Kim, violin
Second part of the program: Judy Carmichael Jazz Trio.

Music in Manito

Front Lawn Seating tickets, $55 (North of gravel walkway through the park) Back Lawn Seating tickets, $35 (South of gravel walkway through the park) A limited number of tables for eight are available and can be reserved from BachFest for $600. These can only be reserved as complete eight-person tables. To reserve, email: gertrude@nwbachfest.com. Back Lawn Ticket Holders may purchase tickets for anyone 18 and younger at the concert site for $5 each. This special offer is underwritten by Spokane City Credit Union.    Buy Tickets