Let’s Party like it’s 1685!
Bach in the Subways L.A. is back to celebrate the 332nd birthday of Johann Sebastian Bach with free pop-up performances of his music March 18-21 throughout Los Angeles, Universal City, Claremont, and Glendale.
The 2017 Bach marathon at Union Station is back on Saturday, March 18 from 9AM-7pm. At 9AM the COFFEE CANTATA kicks off J.S.’s birthday celebration with complimentary coffee for our audience, courtesy of Starbucks Coffee.
The LOS ANGELES ORGAN COMPANY returns for another spectacular Noontime organ recital.
Highly acclaimed violinist, PHILLIP LEVY will join as a featured soloist in Bach’s A minor Violin Concerto, the Fifth Brandenburg Concerto, and Erbarme dich” from the St. Matthew Passion in the 10 Hour Marathon’s Finale.
Also planned for the birthday festivities will be the 60-person ARIA KOREAN CHOIR, and the 35-piece LOS ANGELES RECORDER ORCHESTRA performing arrangements for recorders of various sizes and tones, along with crowd-favorite NOIR SAXOPHONE QUARTET performing selections from the Goldberg Variations.
In other locations, the PASADENA CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC’S string department will be at the Glendale Amtrak station.
The SUZUKI MUSIC PROGRAM OF LA will be at Universal City Metro Stop.
See other Bach in the Subways 2017 Performance Locations below.
9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Performances in four locations throughout Union Station. Kicking off at 9:00 a.m. with the Coffee Cantata plus free Starbucks Coffee.
Noontime Organ Concert, courtesy of the Los Angeles Organ Company
Finale at 5pm
800 N. Alameda St. Los Angeles, CA
10-HR Bach Marathon Full Schedule
Pasadena Conservatory of Music Strings Program
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Amtrak Station – GDL, West Cerritos Avenue, Glendale, CA
This would be the 3rd time members of the Strings program, and students at the Pasadena Conservatory of Music will come and play Bach. We propose this year that the cello program will be joined by violin and viola players.
Suzuki Music Program of Los Angeles (SMPLA)
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Universal City Metro Stop
Cantabile String Ensemble & 6 Brandenburg Concertos
10:00 AM- 12:00 PM
400 W Cerritos Ave. The Glendale train station is a small, historical treasure. Parking is easy and free.
Barbara Don leads Cantabile, an ensemble of string players, and they will be performing the Six Brandenburg Concertos.