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

With an extraordinary power to capture and move audiences, Dale Henderson’s mastery of the cello, vivid musical imagination, and jazz like spontaneity place him among the truly exceptional musical artists. As founder of Bach in the Subways, Henderson leads a global movement to bring classical to new audiences and sow the seeds for future generations of classical music lovers.


Parsa Duo Season III

August 4, 5 & 6 Massachusetts Complete Details & Tickets

Leipzig Bach-Archiv Bachfest

June 10 at 2:00 PM Leipzig, Germany: Leipzig Central Station Details

Leipzig Bach-Archiv Bachfest

June 8 at 10:30 PM Leipzig, Germany: St. Thomas Church Details

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 Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil

May 20 at 7:00 PM Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Details

Bach's Complete da Gamba Sonatas with William Chapman Nyaho for Hereford Arts (private)

May 13 at 7:30 PM New York City Details

Bach in the Subways 2017

March 18 at 5:00 PM W. 4th Street Station Details

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 Season II

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 thrive from an early age in a vibrant classical music community, as an adult Henderson was frustrated by the lack of accessible classical music education in the inner city. While maintaining an active performance schedule, in 2004 Henderson joined the Community Music Center of Boston in their mission to make quality music education available to all. Through teaching he connected students from underserved communities with classical.

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2010 - Present

Bach in the Subways

Upon moving to New York, Henderson engaged his arresting performances in an environment uniquely suited to bringing new audiences to classical music. The effort he began as a solo project in the subways flourished into an international musicians’ movement, sparking millions of moments of musical discovery around the world.

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2015 - Present

New Projects

From Bach in the Subways’ creative inspiration new programs, projects, and collaborations emerged and continue to 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