Northwest BachFest will kick off the holiday season with its 2017 December Winter Classics Concerts, which will be held Tuesday-Friday.
On Tuesday, cellist Zuill Bailey, the festival’s artistic director, will perform “Tales of Hemingway” with pianist Jackie Wood, senior lecturer in music at Whitman College, at Foundry Vineyards, 1111 Abadie St., Walla Walla.
Bailey won three Grammy awards for “Tales of Hemingway,” which was composed by Michael Daugherty. The first half of this program will feature selections from the Suites for Solo Cello by J.S. Bach.
On Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., Bailey again will perform “Tales of Hemingway,” this time with Greg Presley, a piano instructor at Gonzaga University, at Hagadone Event Center, 900 Floating Green Drive, Coeur d’Alene. The first half of this concert will also feature selections from Bach Suites for Solo Cello.
On Thursday at at Barrister Winery, 1213 W. Railroad Ave., Break of Reality will perform original pieces, the music of Radiohead, Weezer and Tool, the group’s “Games of Thrones” theme, Heitor Villa-Lobos’ Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 and a movement from a Bach cello suite.
Start time is 7:30 p.m. for the Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday night concerts. Tickets are $40.
Also on Wednesday, cello rock trio Break of Reality – cellists Patrick Laird, Laura Metcalf and Cecily Parnas and percussionist Ivan Trevino – will perform a free concert at noon at Eastern Washington University’s Music Building Recital Hall in Cheney.
On Friday at 7:30 p.m., Break of Reality will perform once again, and Bailey will perform a solo set in this show co-presented with Terrain at the Washington Cracker Co. Building, 304 W. Pacific Ave.
Eighty seats are available at $45. Two hundred standing spots are available for $20 in advance or $25 at the door.
Tickets to all Winter Classics performances are available at www.brownpapertickets.com or by calling (800) 838-3006.