After announcing earlier this year that its musical reach would expand to a series of yearround concerts and events, BachFest is back for week two of its titular event. This second lineup of concerts includes a tribute to ragtime music legend Scott Joplin, with programs in Spokane and Sandpoint, both featuring acclaimed pianist Richard Dowling. He’ll then join BachFest artistic director and Grammy Award-winning cellist Zuill Bailey for an evening program of classical works for piano and cello at Barrister Winery in Spokane. For that concert, the duo performs pieces by its festival namesake, Johann Sebastian Bach, along with works by classical contemporaries including Beethoven, Mozart, Rachmaninov and Chopin.
BachFest Week 2 • Sat, May 25 at 7:30 pm (Spokane); Sun, May 26 at 5 pm (Sandpoint) and Tue, May 28 at 7:30 pm (Spokane) • $15/students; $40-$45/general • nwbachfest.com
— Chey Scott