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Event: Northwest BachFest Two September Concerts at Barrister Winery

Dates: September 9 - 11th 2022
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Where: Barrister Winery, 1213 W. Railroad Ave.Spokane WA, 99201

SPOKANE – Northwest BachFest announces September concerts of the 2022/23 season, Friday and Sunday, September 9 and 11, at Barrister Winery, 1213 W. Railroad Avenue in Spokane. Community engagement activities and an extraordinary event are being planned to be announced soon.

September 9 and 11, 2022
Northwest BachFest presents one of today’s most astonishing classical musicians, Xavier Foley, double bass. Also featured on the programs are the BachFest Trio Oud To Joy –Isa Najem, oud; Chris Beores-Haigis, guitar; Cicely Parnas, cello. This trio was an audience favorite at the recent Music in Manito concerts followed by an Afterglow performance at Barrister Winery. Back by popular demand, this is a last opportunity to hear this trio before they move to Bahrain, Berlin, Germany, and New Orleans to pursue their multi-faceted individual careers. Grammy-winning BachFest Artistic Director Zuill Bailey, cello, will also perform.

Xavier Foley is known for communicating his virtuosity and passion for music on the double bass, which is rarely presented as a solo instrument. He has won numerous recent prizes, notably a prestigious Avery Fischer Career Grant and the Sphinx Competition, an organization that provides support to young Black and Latinx string musicians. Foley graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music with degrees in composition and performance and now appears regularly as featured artist with symphony orchestras and chamber music organizations. His compositions are commissioned by prestigious musical groups.

Artistic Director Zuill Bailey is a multi-Grammy-winning, internationally renowned cello soloist, recitalist, artistic director, and musical innovator and educator.

Friday, September 9 at 7:30 pm
Barrister Winery, 1213 W. Railroad Ave. in Spokane
Showcasing the greatest of the Bach Suites, No. 1 in G Major with other selections
Xavier Foley, double bass
Trio Oud To Joy (Isa Najem, oud; Chris Beores-Haigis, guitar; Cicely Parnas, cello)
Zuill Bailey, cello
The program includes Bach and Much More
GA $45 – Students $15

Sunday, September 11 at 3 pm
Barrister Winery, 1213 W. Railroad Ave. in Spokane
Xavier Foley, double bass – Foley Plays Foley and More
Trio Oud To Joy (Isa Najem, oud; Chris Beores-Haigis, guitar; Cicely Parnas, cello) Zuill Bailey, cello

There are currently no Health and Safety Restrictions for COVID at Northwest BachFest indoor concerts, but Masks are Strongly Encouraged at table seating and while moving about the winery. Doors open one hour prior to the performances.

Northwest BachFest is a year-round presenter of classical music with BachFest concerts in February, March, and May, outdoor Music in Manito concerts in Manito Park in July, BachFest concerts in August/September, and December. Special musical events are scheduled throughout the year. BachFest engages in the community with musical visits to hospitals, reaching neo-natal ICUs, Child/Adolescent Psychiatric Units, Cardiac Care Units, hospice settings and more along with educational programs in area schools. During restrictions for live events, BachFest turned attention to presenting high-quality “Across the Miles” concerts online via its YouTube channel as well as free-of-charge streaming programs to maintain community engagement. Musical “Postcards from Spokane” filmed in some of the city’s historic landmarks can be found at

Artistic Director Zuill Bailey, 2017 Triple Grammy Winner, is widely considered one of the premier cellists in the world. His rare combination of celebrated artistry, technical wizardry, and engaging personality has secured his place as one of the most sought-after and active cellists today. Praised for his “virtuoso technique, strong, richly expressive tone and bold, individual manner of playing” (Gramophone Magazine). Bailey, a top-selling recording artist, music educator and award-winning musical innovator, is Artistic Director of music festivals in Texas, Alaska and Arizona as well as Artistic Director of Northwest BachFest.

Ticket Cost: GA $45 - Students $15