Bach in the Subways 2019 is coming back the city of Philadelphia once more. Begun in New York City in 2011, Bach in the Subways is a weekend in March dedicated to musicians performing Bach pieces in various locations around the city for free. The tradition grew beyond NYC and subways to include more than 150 cities and 40 countries worldwide today.
The purpose of the 100% volunteer-run organization is to celebrate Bach and his legacy, as well as allow for free, accessible listening to some of the world’s most renowned classical music.
Any musician can register to perform at venues throughout the city, which include City Hall, 30th St. Station, and Jefferson Station. Bach in the Subways kicks off tomorrow and runs through Sunday, March 24th. Performances occur throughout the day and include soloists and groups of musicians; the event is open to everyone. Check out the Bach in the Subways website for more details about specific performances.