Northwest BachFest set to hit Spokane

Northwest BachFest set to hit Spokane

Bach lovers in the Lilac City can rejoice at the announcement of the 40th Annual Northwest Bach Festival commencing on February 26.

The 14 day festival featuring the music of Johann Sebastian Bach runs from February 26 through March 11 at a variety of venues including Spokane’s Barrister Winery and Hamilton Studio along with the Hagadone Event Center in Coeur d’Alene.

Two free Bach’s Lunch concerts will take place at Noon at River Park Square’s Kress Gallery on Thursday, March 1 and Thursday, March 8 featuring Artistic Director Zuill Bailey and guest performers. Listeners are invited to bring their lunch to the concert or choose something at the nearby food court.

The Festival Classics category of the festival will conclude with a grand Finale Concert in St. John’s Cathedral on Sunday, March 11 at 3 pm. The concert will feature the artistry of John Bodinger,
organist at St. John’s Cathedral, in virtuosic solo work on Bach’s original instrument, the organ, plus
selections for cello and organ and piano and cello with Elizabeth DeMio, piano, from Cleveland
Institute of Music, with Zuill Bailey, cello.

The program includes J.S. Bach Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 582; Cesar Franck Choral No. 1 in E Major, FWV 38; Max Bruch Kol Nidrei, Op. 47; Ernest Bloch Schelomo, a Hebraic Rhapsody,

For a complete rundown of concerts and ticket information, click here.