Let’s Party like it’s 1685!
Bach in the Subways L.A. is back to celebrate the 331st birthday of Johann Sebastian Bach with free pop-up performances of the German composer’s repertoire March 19-21 throughout Los Angeles.
The three days will include performances in Lake Balboa with the Suzuki Music Program of L.A., the Art of the Fugue/Brandenburg 3 in Claremont, and the Riko Method School of Piano will perform various Bach pieces on their #pinkpiano in Atwater Village.
The Bach marathon at Union Station is back on Sunday, March 20 with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra assoc principal cellist, Armen Ksajikian kicking off the festivities at 7:45am. The LOS ANGELES ORGAN COMPANY returns for another spectacular organ recital at Noon.
There are novelties in this year’s marathon line-up, like the highly regarded conductor-less orchestra KALEIDOSCOPE; a 100-year-old phonograph playing vintage recordings of Bach; a mandolin ensemble; dance with 3-19 DANCE ART; a jazz trio; and a 115 year old pump-organ accompanied by puppets from the BOB BAKER MARIONETTE THEATER.
Full Bach Marathon Schedule Here
On March 21, the Master’s actual birthday, the Birthday Lunch with Bach performances will start at 11:15am in the Grand Waiting Hall of Union 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!