Bach in the Subways – Celebrating J.S. Bach’s Birthday

Considered the “master of masters,” Johann Sebastian Bach laid the foundation for all our modern music.

Bach was born March 21, 1685. To celebrate his conributions and to honor his legacy, musicians perform in public spaces in cities around the world.

“Bach in the Subways” originated in the subways of New York City, but organizations are encouraged to play in all kinds of public spaces.

“The most important idea behind Bach in the Subways has always been to bring live Bach, and by extension classical music, to as many people as possible, especially those who would not normally hear it.”

To learn more about “Bach in the Subways” and to find local events visit: 


2016 is Bach’s 331st birthday!


Watch student Tal Redfield play Cello Suite 1 by Johann Sebastian Bach

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