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  • Review: Bailey, Nikkanen, Rawls delight in Beethoven

    Bach Festival musicians give Beethoven’s “best work so far” - the String Trios, Op. 9 - a glorious performance at Barrister Winery.


  • Review: Bach Festival’s off to a provocative start

    The festival’s popular artistic director Zuill Bailey – who is not only a charming host, but one of the world’s finest cellists – joined the Matt Herskowitz Jazz Trio in …


  • Herskowitz at home in jazz, classical worlds

    Pianist-composer-arranger Matt Herskowitz melds jazz and classical in a way that just works.


  • Bach at Barrister features guitarist, cellist in intimate setting

    This year’s Bach at Barrister concert, an evening of chamber music at the downtown Barrister Winery, proved to be so popular that a second night had to be added. Seats …


  • Review: Northwest Bach Festival’s cathedral concert caps dazzling event

    After igniting bursts of surprise and delight in diverse venues for two weeks throughout Spokane, Zuill Bailey, artistic director of the Northwest Bach Festival, chose to celebrate the festival’s conclusion …


  • Review: Catalyst Quartet a treat for Bach lovers

    The Northwest Bach Festival, newly invigorated and reconfigured by its dynamic artistic director, Zuill Bailey, is to be thanked for giving Spokane a chance to hear the Catalyst Quartet in …


  • First ‘Flash-Bach’ concert today at noon

    World-renowned cellist Zuill Bailey will play a free “Flash-Bach” concert at noon today in the River Park Square atrium. The event is one of six concerts planned in surprise locations …


  • Pop-up performances bring Bach to the public

    The past couple of years have been all about expansion for the Northwest Bach Festival. Last year, for instance, festival organizers scheduled performances in a shopping mall, in a small …


  • Bach Festival concerts a fresh twist on composers’ classic works

    Ezra Pound once urged modern writers to “Make It New.” This year’s Northwest Bach Festival under artistic director Zuill Bailey is an example of making it new. With nearly 30 …


  • Bach Festival delights and astounds

    Ezra Pound once urged modern writers to “Make It New.” This year’s Northwest Bach Festival under artistic director Zuill Bailey is an example of making it new. With nearly 30 …


  • Pianist’s style melds Bach, Brubeck

    Two years ago, pianist Lara Downes performed a program titled “13 Ways of Looking at the Goldberg” in Spokane for the Northwest Bach Festival. This year, she’s back, and one …


  • World-renowned cellist Bailey gives solo concert in community hall

    A stillness settled over the community hall at West Central Episcopal Mission Wednesday night as rich notes drifted from the strings of a 1693 Matteo Gofriller Cello and settled on …


  • Pianist’s style melds Bach, Brubeck

    Two years ago, pianist Lara Downes performed a program titled “13 Ways of Looking at the Goldberg” in Spokane for the Northwest Bach Festival. This year, she’s back, and one …


  • Bach festival spreads its wings

    The Northwest Bach Festival is in expansion mode. This year, under the guidance of new artistic director Zuill Bailey, the festival is growing up and out, from four or five …


  • Bach festival spreads its wings

    The Northwest Bach Festival is in expansion mode. This year, under the guidance of new artistic director Zuill Bailey, the festival is growing up and out, from four or five …


  • Instrumental encounter

    Zuill Bailey’s first run-in with the cello was a literal one when he was just 4 years old. “One day after a concert, I went running backstage, and I knocked …


  • Instrumental encounter

    Zuill Bailey’s first run-in with the cello was a literal one when he was just 4 years old. “One day after a concert, I went running backstage, and I knocked …


  • Concert brings Mozart, friends to Manito Park

    The music of W.A. Mozart, Antonin Dvorak and Frederic Chopin will emanate from the lawn east of Manito Park’s Duncan Garden next week. It’s the 23rd annual Mozart on a …


  • Zuill Bailey caps Northwest Bach Festival with extravagant cello performance

    The final concert of this year’s Northwest Bach Festival featured internationally renowned cellist Zuill Bailey performing all six of the Suites for Unaccompanied Cello by J.S. Bach. Bailey has been …


  • Schuller send-off

    Why is Gunther Schuller, the Pulitzer Prize winner and MacArthur Foundation “genius grant” winner, stepping down as the Northwest Bach Festival’s artistic director after 20 years? “I mean, I’m 87!” …


  • Spotlight: Bailey eager for ’14 Bach Festival

    Acclaimed cellist Zuill Bailey was in Spokane last week, meeting with supporters of the Northwest Bach Festival and laying the groundwork for the 2014 event, which will mark his debut …


  • Spotlight: Next Bach Festival will be last for Schuller

    There’s a transition coming to the Northwest Bach Festival, as Artistic Director Gunther Schuller has announced his 20th season will be his last. Schuller, now 87, will retire after the …


  • Spotlight: ‘Jersey Boys’ will hit Spokane this fall

    WestCoast Entertainment has announced that “Jersey Boys,” the lauded Broadway musical, will play a three-week engagement in Spokane this fall. The play, which tells the story of Frankie Valli and …

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