Bach in the Subways, March 21 2019

On J.S. Bach’s birthday (March 21 and into the weekend) musicians all over the world unite to perform free Bach in subways & public spaces, all day & all night, to share our love for our art form and sow the seeds for future generations of classical music lovers.

ALREADY PLANNING FOR 2021: 

Hi all, due to the new recommended protocols for social isolation to prevent spread of infectious disease, our Bach in the Subways event at Bonnie Doon has been cancelled by our host venue. Please celebrate Bach’s birthday at home, by playing his music, and stay healthy! We’ll be bach in 2021!

Still planning to play at Bonnie Doon LRT station and shopping centre. Watch this space for details as things are finalized!


Bach in the Subways, March 2019:

Our 2019 event was at City Hall on March 21, the actual day of Bach’s birthday! So we threw him a party complete with cards, hats, and noisemakers. The music was a “lottery concert” (selections drawn at random) of pieces by Bach and his family from Suzuki books 1 through 6 for recorder and flute.

 


Bach in the Subways, March 2015:

A Bachin Sub 2015 - 015In Edmonton,we were at the City Market in City Hall, and at the Churchill LRT station  We started at noon and stopped when we ran out of Bach.

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The flutes, recorders, violins, violas, and cellos played everything from the Anna Magdelena Bach notebook to the Double Concerto for two violins.A Bachin Sub 2015 - 063

The students were from the Suzuki organizations for both string and wind instruments:

Society for Talent Education
https://ste-suzukistrings.org
Edmonton Suzuki Flute & Recorder Society
https://suzuki-flute-recorder.ca

Here’s a short video taken by one of our parents: Post.

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