Bach in the Subways celebrates classical music with a live concert open to the public
(Featured photo: Performance at Mockingbird Station)*
Bach is back! Mockingbird Station® welcomes Bach in the Subways, a derivative of “Music on Mockingbird,” for a special concert featuring music from famous musician Johann Sebastian Bach in collaboration with WRR Classical 101 and KERA, University Crossing, and Bridge the Gap Chamber Players, a music organization comprised of musicians from Southern Methodist University. In celebration of Bach’s 338th birthday, Bridge the Gap, along with orchestra students from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts and members of the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra, will join thousands of musicians across the world for the annual tradition of performing Bach in public – subways, parks, cafés, zoos, and other public spaces – while declining donations.
Patrons of Mockingbird Station® are invited to enjoy Bach in the Subways on Thursday, March 30, 2023, from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The public is invited to attend this free performance at Mockingbird Station, 5307 E. Mockingbird Ln., Dallas, TX 75206. Some of Bach’s most beloved chamber music works will be included in the program. Seating is limited, so guests are encouraged to bring along their own chairs or blankets. Complimentary sub sandwiches will be provided by New York Sub in Highland Park.
“Our mission is to bring Bach to as many people around the world as possible,” says Dale Henderson, the New York City-based cellist who founded Bach in the Subways Day in 2010 and leads the movement today. “My long-term vision for Bach in the Subways,” Henderson says, “is to bring a renaissance of interest and inspiration and excitement about classical music to, ideally, the globe.” This year’s celebration will be large and global, transcending cultural boundaries and engaging musicians of all talent levels and instruments.
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ABOUT MOCKINGBIRD STATION®
With 37 of the most vibrant eateries, shops, and entertainment venues in Dallas, you’ll always be able to upgrade your wardrobe, pamper yourself, or channel your inner foodie. Conveniently located in thriving midtown Dallas, Mockingbird Station® offers a picturesque mixed-use development with premier shopping, critically acclaimed restaurants, unparalleled entertainment, contemporary residential living spaces, and first-class workplace options designed to represent the very best of life in Dallas. More info can be found at www.mockingbirdstation.com
ABOUT UNIVERSITY CROSSING
University Crossing is a vibrant neighborhood consisting of more than 200 dynamic businesses and organizations including shops, restaurants, arts attractions and more – all thriving within a 122-acre radius defined by certain borders of North Central Expressway (US 75), Mockingbird Lane, Greenville Avenue, and Lovers Lane. Find more information about University Crossing at www.universitycrossing.com
ABOUT BRIDGE THE GAP CHAMBER PLAYERS
Bridge the Gap Chamber Players (BtG) is a semi-classical chamber music organization based in Dallas, Texas comprised of young professional artists and arts administrators with a passion for sharing their love of music through free public classical concerts. Bridge the Gap frequently works with composers and regularly commissions new works. Beyond performing, Bridge the Gap understands the importance of music education and leads after school music programs at Dallas ISD elementary schools, teaching music fundamentals and bringing musicians in for children to enjoy and learn from. Find more information at www.btgchamberplayers.org
ABOUT WRR 101
Since 1921, WRR has served North Texas as the state’s first licensed radio station. Though its origins began as a groundbreaking event in public service for police and fire on the AM band, WRR has provided classical music as a commercial station on the FM band at 101.1 since 1964. Through the decades, WRR’s priority has been to bring world-class music and arts programming to its listeners, and to be a champion for the local arts community. As of January 3, 2023, WRR is a noncommercial classical radio station under management of KERA. More information about WRR can be found at www.wrr101.org
KERA is a not-for-profit public media organization serving North Texas through KERA TV, KERA Create, KERA World, KERA Kids 24/7, KERA News 90.1., the Triple-A music station KXT 91.7 FM, and the classical music station WRR 101.1 FM. For over 60 years, North Texans have turned to KERA as a vibrant destination for community engagement and lifelong learning. KERA produces original multimedia content, carries the best in national and international public television and radio programs, and provides online resources at www.kera.org
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