“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 makes his artform accessible and relevant. He creates with his performances the intimate experience of a shared musical journey.


L.A. Bach Festival 2016 Season Finale

Sunday, October 23, 2016 Los Angeles, CA Details

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

Sunday, September 4, 2016 Seattle, WA Details

Bach's Six Suites at DePauw University

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 DePauw University, 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

Bach's Complete da Gamba Sonatas with William Chapman Nyaho

January 8, 2016 New York, NY 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 inner city communities. In 2004 he joined the faculty of the Community Music Center of Boston, an institution long dedicated to making quality classical music education available to all. Through teaching, Henderson connected students from underserved communities with his artform.

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2010 - Present

Bach in the Subways

Upon moving to New York City, Henderson discovered the perfect environment in which to connect more people to classical music. The effort begun as a solo project in the subways of New York 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. From it a number of new programs and collaborations have 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