This is an international event! It all started in 2010, when Dale Henderson began frequent performances of the Bach Cello Suites in the subways of New York City. Convinced the decline in classical audiences was largely because many people never get a chance to experience this music live and up close, he believed Bach to be the perfect ambassador for his art form. Feeling the experience was infinitely more powerful with money removed from the equation, Henderson declined donations and instead offered audiences free postcards explaining that his intentions were to sow the seeds for future generations of classical music lovers. His efforts, which he called “Bach in the Subways,” attracted appreciative attention from fans, other musicians, and the media.
March 23, 2019:
There is no subway station in our neighbourhood, but there is a new LRT station under construction! TransEd gave us permission to play some Bach on the actual construction site.
After a minuet or two, we moved into the Bonnie Doon shopping mall for a flashmob and more music at the LRT presentation centre.
Mr. Bach arrived to join us:
And we finished with everyone playing all together:
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Scroll forward to 10:36 in the clip to find the segment on our 2019 Bach in the Subways event.