“a very gifted musician,
a natural cellist...”
Yo-Yo Ma

Dale Henderson founded the international musicians’ movement Bach in the Subways to sow the seeds for future generations of classical music lovers. Drawing on his work in Boston & New York, Henderson naturally breaks the traditional formal barrier between audience and musician and creates with his performances the intimate experience of a shared musical journey.


Leipzig Bach Festival

June 8 & 10 Leipzig, Germany Details TBA

Parsa Duo at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil

May 22 at 12:30 PM Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Details

Parsa Duo at Museu Histórico do Exército e Forte de Copacabana

May 21 at 12:30 PM Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Details

Parsa Duo at Museu Histórico do Exército e Forte de Copacabana

May 20 at 12:00 PM Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Details

Bach in the Subways 2017

March 21 at midnight TBA Bach for the world!

Seattle Bach in the Subways Fundraiser

January 21, 2017 Seattle Details

Classical KING FM 98.1 Northwest Focus Live

January 19, 2017 at 8:00 PM Seattle Listen

L.A. Bach Festival Season Finale

October 23, 2016 Los Angeles Details

Bach's Complete da Gamba Sonatas at Bloedel Reserve with William Chapman Nyaho

September 4, 2016 Seattle Details

Mini-Residency & Bach's Six Suites at DePauw University

August 28-31, 2016 Greencastle, Indiana Details

Parsa Duo with Elisabeth Remy Johnson

July 22 & 23, 2016 Yarmouth Port & Cambridge, Massachusetts Details

SuitesRaiser: The Complete Bach Cello Suites

March 6, 2016 Los Angeles Details
2004 - 2008


Fortunate to grow up in a vibrant classical music community, as an adult Henderson became increasingly frustrated by the lack of accessible classical music education in the inner city. In 2004 he joined the faculty of the Community Music Center of Boston, an institution long dedicated to making quality education available to all. While maintaining an active performance schedule, Henderson connected students from underserved communities with classical through teaching.

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2010 - Present

Bach in the Subways

Upon moving to New York, Henderson discovered the perfect environment in which to introduce new audiences to classical music. The effort began as a solo performance project in the subways of New York City and flourished into a global musicians’ movement, sparking millions of moments of musical discovery around the world.

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2015 - Present

New Projects

Bach in the Subways began with a burst of creative inspiration and led to new programs and collaborations that continue to emerge and evolve.

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“classical music... has this magic power to transcend all the usual human divisions.” Dale Henderson, Minnesota Public Radio
“There's something about Bach that has this unique universal appeal... It consistently breaks down barriers and crosses borders.” Dale Henderson, CBS News
“these amazing moments happen ... this sacred space is created.” Dale Henderson, New York Times