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Diana Irving plays flute on Bach in the Subways Day in Los Angeles in 2014.
Bach in the Subways
Diana Irving plays flute on Bach in the Subways Day in Los Angeles in 2014.

To celebrate the birthday of composer Johann Sebastian Bach, classical musicians are taking to the streets (really, UNDER them) to share their love of classical music.

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To celebrate the birthday of  composer Johann Sebastian Bach, classical musicians take to the streets (well, under them) to share their love of classical music with pop-up performances. It's Bach in the Subways, and it's happening March 18-21.

Bach in the Subways started in 2010 when musician Dale Henderson realized the classical music audience was shrinking dramatically, maybe because people hadn't seen live performances. So, he took his cello to New York's transit stations, and began to play. From there, performances have grown, more musicians have joined the cause, and Bach in the Subways has spread to more cities.

Southern Californians can head to Union Station this Saturday for ten-hour Bach marathon, featuring the Los Angeles Organ Company. Or catch the Pasadena Conservatory of Music at the Glendale Amtrak Station. Or the Suzuki Music Program of Los Angeles at the Universal City Red Line stop.

Check out the full Union Station schedule or just take Metro instead of driving and see what you find throughout the system!

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