Bach in the Subways (in Hungarian: Bach mindenkinek) is an international program founded by Dale Henderson, a cello player from New York. First performed as solo concerts in 2010, the goal was to increase the popularity of classical music.
Every year in March, around the date of J. S. Bach’s birthday, all around the world excellent musicians celebrate the Master with free concerts in subways and other public places. They offer Bach’s music as a gift to their fellow people, to generate new familiarity, interest, and enthusiasm for classical music.
Hungary first joined Bach in the Subways in 2015. Because of the success of last year’s events (see below) we re-organize this program from March 17-19 2017 in the inner city of Budapest, and on March 19 in the Budapest Zoo. Our main goal is to fill the subways, market halls and other public places of Budapest with Bach’s music.
Zalán László Kovács, main organizer
ELTE ÁJK, Aula Magna
Programs for children with the music of Bach.
Fővám téri Vásárcsarnok (Great Market Hall)
Kálvin Square Subway
Deák Ferenc Square
Szent István tér/Szent István Bazilika
Winds music concert, singing some Bach chorales together!
Kálvin Square, Reformed Church
Visit with the organ, discussion and concert.
Szabadság square, Reformed Church
Chamber music recital – this concert will be broadcasted by the Bartók Rádió.
Franciscan Church or Pest
Concert in memory of Gergely Ferenc with the music of J. S. Bach.
Kelenföldi Reformed Church
Other concert venues:
Budapest Pont, Szimpla Romkocsma, Rácskert
9:30 – 16:30