Celebrating Bach’s birthday

By March 20, 2014 No Comments

This Friday, March 21 will mark Johann Sebastian Bach’s 329th birthday. As one of the greatest contributors to the classical music genre, his birthday offers a chance to celebrate how he forever changed the music landscape.


Around the world, musicians will come together to celebrate his birthday through Bach in the Subways. Since 2011, musicians have opened the public’s eyes to the great works of Bach on his birthday by performing on subway and train platforms.

Within the U.S., there are several locations where you can enjoy a free, live performance. In Boston, you can enjoy Bach’s music here:

  • 9:30 a.m.: Mickey Katz, cello @ Copley (Green Line)
  • 10:15 a.m.: Mickey Katz, cello @ Park Street (Red Line)
  • 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.: Megan Henderson, keyboard & Drew Ricciardi, viola @ Forest Hills (Orange Line)
  • 5:30-6:30 p.m.: Renaissance Men (Tony Garza, bass; James Dargan, baritone; Will Prapestis, baritone; Peter Schilling, tenor; Eric Christopher Perry, tenor; Alex Nishibun, tenor + Friends of RenMen) @ Symphony (Green E Line)


Check out where you can see other Bach in the Subways performances in the U.S. here and international locations here.


How are you celebrating Bach’s birthday? What is your favorite composition by the classical music great?

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