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.

Across The Miles - Pay to View

October 1, 2020 - 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.


The Intimate World of Cole Porter - October 23-26
Rob Kapilow with What Makes It Great?  illuminates the joy and wonder of timeless music with this exploration of the sophisticated combination of Cole Porter’s music and lyrics.


Beethoven, Chopin and More - November 20-23
Richard Dowling, piano

Scott Joplin’s music came to life with Richard Dowling’s recent Northwest BachFest performances, and now Richard, dapper, dazzling and delightful, explores Beethoven, Chopin and Gottschalk, a guaranteed audience pleaser for music lovers.


Beethoven’s 250th Birthday Bash! - December 11-14
Adam Golka, piano
Celebrating Beethoven – Three Dreamy Sonatas for Piano
Award-winning pianist Adam Golka celebrates Beethoven’s 250th birthday (December 16, 1770) by performing all 32 Sonatas for Piano going hand in hand with his next recordings by First Hand Records.  This performance features three favorites.


The Singing Siren - Classical Cabaret - Saturday, January 16, 2021 - LIVE at 7:30pm PST
Effervescent, Feisty, Fanciful – An Unforgettable Evening!
Live from NYC with Shelly Watson
Shelly Watson, Juilliard graduate, opera singer and Met Opera outreach artist follows her love for comedy, improvisation, costume design, set design, event hosting as a “Femcee” and creates enthralling entertainment events encompassing these elements.


The Electrifying Duo Parnas – Rising Stars - March 19-22
Madelyn 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 Madelyn as well in this program.


Chopin Re-imagined & All Jazzed Up! - April 22-26
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.


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.

Across The Miles Tickets: $20 per household for each performance or $100 for the Six-Series Package.

Tickets go on sale on October 1st via a link to be posted here.