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Northwest Bach Festival

Name:

Northwest Bach Festival

Location:

Spokane, WA, USA

Venues:

St. John's Cathedral, 127 E. 12th Avenue at Grand Boulevard, Spokane

Years:

Since 1978 (Annual Festival)

Months:

January-February

Artistic Director:

Gunther Schuller (1978-2012)
Zuill Bailey (2013-Present)

Ensembles:

The Bach Festival Orchestra and Chorus

Website:

Northwest Bach Festival

History & Mission:

The Northwest Bach Festival's Artistic Director is Zuill Bailey who was named Artistic Director Designate in 2013 succeeding Gunther Schuller, Artistic Director Emeritus. Zuill Bailey is a world-renowned cellist, in-demand guest artist and top selling recording artist. He also serves as Artistic Director of El Paso Pro Musica and Sitka, Alaska, Music Festival and Series. His leadership of the Northwest Bach Festival will expand the cultural reach and influence of the Festival throughout the calendar year and throughout the geographic region. The main performances of the Festival and Series will take place in Spokane's magnificent landmark, St. John's Cathedral. The expanded educational and community outreach activities of the Festival will each students of all ages, new audiences, new and unique venues, underserved areas and will increasingly offer the gift of classical music to a broader community.

Recent Festivals:

27th Festival: Jan 29-Feb5, 2005
28th Festival: Jan 29-Feb 11, 2006
29th Festival: Feb 10-18, 2007
30th Festival: Feb 8-24, 2008
31st Festival: Jan 23-31, 2009

32nd Festival: Jan 30-Feb 14, 2010
33rd Festival: Mar 1-5, 2011
34th Festival: Feb 28-Mar 18, 2012
35th Festival: Mar 2-24, 2013
36th Festival: Feb 25-Mar 9, 2014

Logo:

27th Festival - 2005

28th Festival - 2006

29th Festival - 2007

30th Festival - 2008

31st Festival - 2009

32nd Festival - 2010

33rd Festival - 2011

34th Festival - 2012

Source: Northwest Bach Festival Website

Prepared by Aryeh Oron (October 2009 - November 2013)

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