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‘Bach in the Subways 2016' Slated March 19 through 21

By Shane Jordan s.jordan@classicalite.com on Feb 19, 2016 10:24 PM EST

Since 2010, cellist Dale Henderson has been dedicated to honoring Johann Sebastian Bach's birthday by performing his work in subways, parks, cafes, bus stops, public spaces, zoos and concerts open to everyone -- all the while declining donations and passing out free souvenir postcards inviting people into the world of classical music. This March 19 through the 21, marks the sixth annual run his of Bach in the Subways in New York, invovling thousands of musicians across the world for a new tradition celebrating Bach's 2016 birthday on the final day of the celebration.

In a recent press release, Dale Henderson explained that he hopes that this yearly event will act as a catalyst to re-spark interest in genres of music nearly forgotten by popular culture:

"Bach in the Subways works because when people experience Bach's music live and up close, they are amazed. There is an overwhelming burst of energy behind the project.

"My long-term vision for Bach in the Subways is to bring a renaissance of interest and inspiration and excitement about classical music to, ideally, the globe."

This year's Bach in the Subways 2016 will be the largest celebration yet, transcending cultural boundaries and engaging musicians from all walks of life, including performances in the cities below.

For Bach's 331st birthday musicians and organizers in hundreds of cities in dozens of countries so far are working to make Bach in the Subways 2016 a truly groundbreaking event in the history of classical music.

For information about Bach in the Subways, including details and coverage from performances around the world, visit the event's official website and check for updates on Facebook and Twitter.

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