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UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 2, 2017, 10:16 p.m.

Concert review: Perlman fuses art and life and Northwest Bach Festival

“Navah Perlman’s Unforgettable Musical Memoirs,” presented as part of the Northwest Bach Festival SummerFest series, reviewed Friday at Hamilton Studio.


Bach Festival finale a fitting end to a season of beautiful music

For Sunday’s finale of the 2017 classics concert series, the Northwest Bach Festival exchanged the geniality of Barrister Winery, which served so well for concerts of chamber music, to the …


Bach festival: soprano Danielle Talamantes brings vocal prowess to festival program

Danielle Talamantes’ soprano voice possesses considerable power throughout its wide range. It is the sort of voice capable of taking on the most demanding roles of Giuseppe Verdi and of …


UPDATED: Fri., March 3, 2017, 9:59 p.m.

Bach Festival: ‘Tales of Hemingway’ showcases Bailey, Daugherty at their finest

At Barrister Winery on Thursday, Zuill Bailey, distinguished cellist and artistic director of the Northwest Bach Festival, performed in an event that was as much a celebration as a recital. …


UPDATED: Wed., March 1, 2017, 5:49 p.m.

Bach review: Bailey, Bodinger bring Bach’s Gamba sonatas to beautiful life

Written for a cello-like instrument called the viola de gamba, Bach’s three Sonatas for Viola de Gamba and Harpsichord present challenges for cello players. Zuill Bailey and harpsichordist John Bodinger …


Bach Festival: ‘Three Dancers’ a riveting new work

While Piers Lane and Zuill Bailey collaborated beautifully on works by Chopin and Beethoven, the real star on Friday night was the Northwest Back Festival unveiling of “The Three Dancers.”


Bach fest adds second chance to hear ‘Tales of Hemingway’

Second performance of the Grammy-winning work will be at Holy Names on Friday night.


A pianistic odyssey opens the Northwest Bach Festival’s Classics series

Piers Lane, the Australian pianist, treated the crowd at Barrister Winery to some lovely playing a strong second half.


Zuill Bailey expects Grammy joy to infiltrate this year’s Bach festival

The cellist, now a Grammy winner for his work on “Tales of Hemingway,” is thrilled to be celebrating his big win in Spokane.


Zuill Bailey, artistic director of the Northwest Bach Festival, earns Grammy nomination

Northwest Bach Festival artistic director has a good day, with Grammy nod and Innovator acknowledgment.


Spotlight: Travolta sisters return to Coeur d’Alene Resort for holiday show

Meanwhile, the Northwest Bach Festival announces the Classics series for 2017.


Elizabeth Welty, Spokane arts patron, dies at age 101

Dr. Elizabeth Welty, a noted Spokane arts lover and patron, died Tuesday morning.


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 fest brings a little jazz into the fold in 2016

Matt Herskowitz Piano Jazz Trio, Kurt Nikkanen and Scott Rawls are the guest artists coming for the the Northwest Bach Festival.


Bailey hints toward Bach festival highlights

At Connoisseur Concerts’ Mozart on a Summer’s Eve on Wednesday night, Zuill Bailey told the crowd a few of the plans he has for the 2016 edition of the Northwest …


Maestro Gunther Schuller dies at 89

Renowned composer and conductor Gunther Schuller, who had strong ties to Spokane and spent 20 years as artistic director of the Northwest Bach Festival, died Sunday in Boston. He was …


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 …


Festival finale triple play

Ludwig van Beethoven’s Concerto for Violin, Cello and Piano in C Major – known as the Triple Concerto – is the only work the master ever wrote for more than …


Festival finale triple play

Ludwig van Beethoven’s Concerto for Violin, Cello and Piano in C Major – known as the Triple Concerto – is the only work the master ever wrote for more than …


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 …


Violinist Soovin Kim tackles multifaceted Bach works for festival

Violinist Soovin Kim is immersed in the partitas and sonatas of Johann Sebastian Bach. Not only will he be in Spokane next week to perform Sonata No. 1 and Partitas …


Violinist Soovin Kim tackles multifaceted Bach works for festival

Violinist Soovin Kim is immersed in the partitas and sonatas of Johann Sebastian Bach. Not only will he be in Spokane next week to perform Sonata No. 1 and Partitas …


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 …