NW BachFest

Calendar of Events

Northwest BachFest presents four week-long series of concerts each February/March, May, August and December along with a large outdoor concert each July in Spokane's Manito Park.  BachFest performances take place primarily in Spokane with occasional concerts in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, and Walla Walla, Washington.

During live performance limitations with the COVID 19 pandemic, BachFest's focus is on specially-designed concerts spotlighted on BachFest's private You Tube channel.

2021 Northwest BachFest

February 26 - March 7, 2021

The 44th Annual Northwest Bach Festival, Zuill Bailey Artistic Director, presents BachFest Online performances featuring selections from J. S. Bach’s Suites for Unaccompanied Cello filmed in Spokane by Hamilton Studio in October 2020 featuring Triple Grammy Winning Cellist Zuill Bailey.

Bach and Bailey:

Zuill Bailey is widely considered one of the world’s most accomplished cellists, and Johann Sebastian Bach’s Six Suites for Unaccompanied Cello are considered the quintessential music for that instrument and are among the most famous works ever written. Taken together, however, the names Bach and Bailey promise something much more accessible: one man’s deep understanding of another man’s art--expressed so others can share it.

The decades-long bond between Zuill Bailey and Bach’s music for cello grows deeper with further exploration. To that end, Bailey recently completed a new recording of the Bach Suites, a decade after his 2010 landmark, chart-topping recording that, at the time, resulted from a decade of preparation. The international release date of his new recording will be made soon.

Northwest BachFest 2021 Online videos offer listeners a dynamic preview of the ongoing relationship between Bailey and Bach. The programs were filmed in iconic, historic locations in Spokane in the fall of 2020 and will be available online for three full days to offer multiple viewing opportunities in each household.


2021 Northwest BachFest
Celebrating Bach and Bailey, Friday, February 25th through Sunday, February 28th

Artistic Director Zuill Bailey performs J.S. Bach Suite No. 1 for Unaccompanied Cello and his favorite movements from other Bach Suites.
Filmed in Spokane in Fall 2020

Online Ticket $25.00 per household.

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2021 Northwest BachFest
Celebrating Bach and Bailey, Friday, March 5th through Sunday, March 7th

Artistic Director Zuill Bailey performs J.S. Bach Suite No. 2 for Unaccompanied Cello and his favorite movements from other Bach Suites
Filmed in Spokane in Fall 2020

Online Ticket $25.00 per household.

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2021 Northwest BachFest 2-Concert Package
Online Ticket $45.00 per household.

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Across The Miles - Pay to View

March 19 - April 30, 2021

Northwest BachFest’s Across The Miles series offers the sights and sounds of live performances in high-definition video and high-fidelity audio for favorite devices – PCs, laptops, tablets, smart phones or smart TVs. These performances offer Better Than A Front Row Seat experiences right in viewers’ homes.

Each performance video on the BachFest private YouTube channel and accessed with a code provided with ticket purchase will be available for four designated days unless otherwise noted.  Passes to the performances are per household at $20 each or $100 for a six-performance package. Included with the performances – Artistic Director Zuill Bailey’s Happy Hour chats with the performers.

Across The Miles Tickets: $20 per household for each performance.

BachFest is happy to announce that the Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox will serve as our new ticket vendor with Online Only passes at this time.

 

The Electrifying Duo Parnas – Rising Stars - March 19-22
Madalyn Parnas, violin & Cicely Parnas, cello
This award-winning sisterly duo captivates audiences across the globe in prestigious concert halls. BachFest audiences loved Cicely in recent appearances with Cello-bration and Break of Reality. It will be a great pleasure to meet Madalyn as well in this program.

Tickets: $20 per household

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Chopin Re-imagined & All Jazzed Up! - April 23-26
Matt Herkowitz, piano

Combining a superlative technique of classical virtuosity with jazz and improvisation, the singular Matt Herskowitz returns to BachFest with his original jazz arrangements of Chopin’s Etudes.  Frédéric Chopin’s elegance meets Matt Herskowitz’s cutting-edge imagination and dazzling virtuosity.

Tickets: $20 per household

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