Bach in the Subways Day Returns For Third Year

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Cellist Dale Henderson, founder of Bach in the Subways Day, plays in the Times Square subway on March 21, 2012. Cellist Dale Henderson, founder of Bach in the Subways Day, plays in the Times Square subway on March 21, 2012. (Kim Nowacki/WQXR)

Subway commuters, get ready to Bach 'n' roll.

For the third year in a row, the cellist Dale Henderson has organized Bach in the Subways Day as a way to celebrate Johann Sebastian Bach's birthday — and his music, of course. On Thursday, Bach's 328th birthday, musicians — from fellow cellists to accordion players and a 17-member choir —will perform Bach pieces on Subway platforms across Manhattan, as well as one stop in Brooklyn.

The event is conceived and organized by Henderson, who has been performing Bach in the subways of New York since 2010, in an attempt to "sow the seeds for future generations of classical music lovers."

Here's where you can get your Bach on (schedule subject to change):

• Layne McNish, cello: 8:30-9:15 a.m. at Rockefeller Center (B/D/F/M train)

• Timothy Law, violin: 9-11 am at 168th St. (A/C train)

• Katherine Liccardo, violin: 10:30 a.m.-noon at Union Square (near N/Q/R train)

• Terrence Thornhill, cello, and Raul Huaman, cajon: 11 a.m.-noon at Penn Station (A/C/E train entrance)

• Portia Zwicker, viola: 12:30-1 p.m. at 50th St. (A/C/E train upper level)

• Keith Bonner, flute: 1 p.m. at 86th St. (B/C train)

• Helvetica Trio: 1-2 p.m. at 50th St. (C/E train upstairs downtown platform)

• Michael Lunapiena, cello: 1-3 p.m. at Union Square (downtown N/Q/R train)

• Brian Thompson, viola: 1-3 pm at 57th St./7th Ave. (Q train)

• Mohit P. Mansukhani, baroque cello: 2 p.m. at 51st St. (6 downtown train)

• Jeremy Danneman, saxophone: 2-3 p.m. at Lorimer St. (L train, or Metropolitan Ave. G if the L is occupied)

• Peri Mauer, cello: 2-3 p.m. at 42nd St. (A/C/E uptown train)

• Lindsey Horner, bass: 2-4 p.m. at 181st St. (A train)

• Lorenzo Sandi, double bass: 3 p.m. at Union Square (in front of 14 St./4 Ave. southwest exit)

• Yijia Zhang, violin: 3 p.m. at 79th St. (1 train)

• Evan Shinners, keyboard: 4 p.m. at Chambers St. (J train)

• Mayumi Miyaoka and Robert Duncan, accordions: 4-6 p.m. at 14th St. (corridor between L and A trains at 14th St./8th Ave. or L platform)

• Untersingen: The Bach Edition
7 p.m. at Lexington Ave./53rd-51st
7:35 p.m. at Grand Central
8:10 p.m. at Union Square
8:45 p.m. at Times Square
9:20 p.m. at Columbus Circle

• Dale Henderson, cello: 9 p.m. at 96th St. (1/2/3 train)

• Kristin Olson, baroque oboe, and Anthony Albrecht, baroque cello: 10 p.m. at @ 57th St./7th Ave. (N/Q/R train)


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Comments [17]

Tomek

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VZPtAqymHg

Mar. 24 2013 11:05 PM
Will

Guess who's Bach, Bach again.

Bach's Bach. Tell a friend.
Guess who's Bach, guess who's Bach, guess who's Bach, guess who's Bach, guess who's Bach, guess who's Bach, guess who's Bach.

Mar. 22 2013 03:57 AM
Tori Bee from Albany org. From NYC

We can listen to Bach all day, all months, all year long 365!!
We can never be enough of Bach!!!
We all need to listen to Bach MORE!!
I need to play(pianoforte) Bach everyday and I still need more!

Happy birthday to his amazing heavenly music!
Many thanks!

Mar. 21 2013 10:39 PM
Trisha from J Train at Chambers

I just saw that piano player playing with a saxophone player. Their names were Evan and Jesse. Jesse has a band called Jesse and Forever but they all play Bach! They were terrific and played over TWO HOURS of diverse Bach music all from memory! Wow! What amazing musicians! With all that subway noise going on to hear those boys play so focused. God bless! So glad to know people celebrate with good reason!

Mar. 21 2013 07:31 PM
Giovanna from NYC

There really should be some performance in the outer boroughs.

Mar. 20 2013 11:16 PM
Untersingen from Manhattan

Those performances are in the *evening*, by the way.

Mar. 20 2013 04:43 PM
Untersingen from Manhattan

Those performances are in the *evening*, by the way.

Mar. 20 2013 04:43 PM
Untersingen from Manhattan

Those performances are in the *evening*, by the way.

Mar. 20 2013 04:42 PM
Untersingen from Manhattan

Those performances are in the *evening*, by the way.

Mar. 20 2013 04:42 PM
Untersingen from Manhattan

Those performances are in the *evening*, by the way.

Mar. 20 2013 04:42 PM
Untersingen from Manhattan

Those performances are in the *evening*, by the way.

Mar. 20 2013 04:42 PM
Untersingen from Manhattan

Those performances are in the *evening*, by the way.

Mar. 20 2013 04:42 PM
Untersingen from Manhattan

Those performances are in the *evening*, by the way.

Mar. 20 2013 04:42 PM
Untersingen from Manhattan

Those performances are in the *evening*, by the way.

Mar. 20 2013 04:42 PM
Untersingen from Manhattan

Please note our revised schedule. All times are approximate.

7:00 Lexington/53rd - 51st St. In passage between E and 6 lines.
7:35 Grand Central Station
8:10 Union Square
8:45 Time Square
9:20 Columbus Circle

Mar. 20 2013 04:38 PM

Great,hope to see ya!

Mar. 20 2013 10:19 AM
Jeremy Danneman

Hi,
I'm the saxophonist who will play at the Lorimer St. L stop on Thurs. Please be advised that I will actually be celebrating two birthdays, not just one. Bach and I were both born on March 21st.

Many thanks,
Jeremy
www.paradeofone.org

Mar. 19 2013 05:15 PM

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