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Dale Henderson Brings ‘Bach in the Subways’ to L.A.

By Shane Jordan s.jordan@classicalite.com on Feb 27, 2016 09:15 PM EST

On March 6, Bach in the Subways founder Dale Henderson, the talented New York cellist who in 2010 began performing the music of J.S. Bach in the subways of New York in an effort to bring classical music to a wider audience, will give a one-time only performance of the complete Bach Cello Suites as a fundraiser for Bach in the Subways L.A.

In selecting the Cello Suites for this fundraiser Henderson takes his cue from world-renown Catalan cellist Pablo Casals, who in 1890 discovered the music for the then forgotten Bach Cello Suites in a Barcelona thrift shop and made it his mission to give them new life through performance.

In a similar fashion, Henderson has made it his mission to reinvigorate and re-popularize Bach and classical music in general through his own performances, and by inviting musicians around the world to bring their artform to the public, sparking millions of singular moments of musical discovery.

Sunday, March 6, at 4:00 p.m., Henderson will perform the complete Bach Cello Suites at the historic Picco Union Project near downtown.

The intimate space is L.A.'s oldest synagogue and the original home of Sinai Temple before becoming the church home for a Welsh Presbyterian congregation. Today, it is a beautiful communal space for both the sacred and secular, reflecting the multi-ethnic aspects of this immigrant neighborhood.

Tickets priced at $40 are available for online at Brown Paper Tickets or by calling the Pico Union Project box office at (818) 760-1077.

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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