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 the German composer’s repertoire March 19-21 throughout Los Angeles.
The 2017 Bach marathon at Union Station is back on Saturday, March 18 with the Coffee Cantata kicking 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 organ recital at Noon.
Also in this year’s marathon line-up- the highly regarded conductor-less orchestra KALEIDOSCOPE; the Los Angeles Recorder Orchestra, an orchestra of 30+ recorders; the Noir Saxophone Quartet who will be playing selections from the Goldberg Variations; Harpsichordist, Arthur Omura will be playing Brandenburg 5 in the Finale.
Full Bach Marathon Schedule Here
In other locations, the Pasadena Conservatory of Music’s string department returns for their 3rd year to the Glendale Amtrak station.
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
By the Playground at Lake Balboa.
6300 Balboa Place, Van Nuys, 91406
Students and Teachers will be performing Bach at Lake Balboa by the Playground
7:45 AM – 7:00 PM
Performances in Ticketbooth Hall by Alameda, Grand Waiting Hall, Northside Garden/Patio, East Portal by Vignes St.
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Riko Method School of Piano
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Small seating courtyard. Heart of Atwater Village.
Riko Method School of Piano’s teachers and students will perform various Bach pieces on their #pinkpiano that they wheel around town for events.
Maggie Parkins and Friends
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
In the courtyard of the Laemmle’s Claremont 5
Maggie Parkins and friends will play selections from the solo suites, Brandenburg 3, Art of the Fugue, duets, more!
11:00 AM – 12:15 AM
Waiting Hall by TRAXX
Have lunch with J.S. Bach at Union Station on his birthday!
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
In front of Chevalier’s Books at Larchmont Village
Uncle Ruthie will be playing Bach on her 100 year old pump organ.
Horn at Holmby
6:00 PM – 6:40 PM
Holmby Park in between the playground and the golf course.
BENJAMIN BECKMAN will be at Holmby Park playing some selections from the Bach cello suites, transcribed for horn!