Every year around the world, musicians gather and celebrate the music of Johann Sebastian Bach with performances, focusing on bringing his music to places that it is not normally heard. The project is called “Bach in the Subways." This year, for Bach’s 332nd birthday, there are several performances in Rochester.
Eastman School of Music students will play music by Bach at Hart’s Local Grocers at 11am on Sunday.
Then on Sunday evening, 7pm at the Little Theatre Café, musicians from throughout the community, from elementary school students to students from local colleges (Eastman School of Music and Roberts Wesleyan College), as well as teachers and students at Hochstein, amateur musicians, and professionals are all coming together to play a variety of music by Bach.
You can celebrate Bach some more on Thursday at 7pm. Hochstein School of Music and Dance students and faculty celebrate Bach's Birthday (as they have since 2001) with a recital at Hochstein followed by a big birthday cake. The public is invited to attend. Bach will be the emcee!