Bach in Amtrak Station Bakersfield is inspired by Bach in the Subways. Every year for Bach's birthday, the global community of musicians unites to sow the seeds for future generations of classical music lovers and share their joy and inspiration for their art form.
In 2010, convinced that the decline in classical music audiences was because most people never got to experience live classic music, Dale Henderson began frequent performances of Bach's Cello Suites in the subways of New York City.
For Bach's 326th birthday on March 21, 2011 Dale invited other musicians to join him. The Bach in the Subways movement was born.
Even though Bakersfield does not have a subway, the spirit of Bach in the Subways lives on. Volunteers from Music of Bakersfield will be performing Bach in Amtrak Station Bakersfield on March 24, 2019 and are looking for performers to join them to celebrate Bach's 334th birthday and spread the joy of classical music.