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 2020: 

Bach’s birthday (March 21) will be on a Saturday in 2020. 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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