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

With an extraordinary power to capture and connect with audiences, Dale Henderson’s vivid musical imagination, rare spontaneity, and mastery of the cello make him an exceptional musical artist. As founder of Bach in the Subways, Henderson leads a global music movement to bring classical to new audiences and sow the seeds for future generations of classical music lovers.

Concert Highlights


March 25 at 3:33 PM Tbilisi, Georgia Details


March 24 at 3:33 PM Singapore Details


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Tiny Pine Press presents The Bach Cello Suites

January 28, 2018 at 4:00 PM Los Angeles Details

Tiny Pine Press presents The Bach Cello Suites

November 19, 2017 at 4:00 PM Los Angeles Details

Parsa Duo at Bloedel Reserve

September 3 at 6:00 PM Bainbridge Island, Washington Tickets

NPR/WNYC's The Leonard Lopate Show

August 24 at 1:00 New York City Listen

Parsa Duo Season III

August 4, 5 & 6 Massachusetts Full 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

Hereford Arts presents Bach's Complete da Gamba Sonatas (private)

May 13 at 7:30 PM New York City Details

Bach in the Subways 2017

March 18 at 5:00 PM West 4th St. Station, New York Details

Seattle Bach in the Subways Fundraiser

January 21 at 7:00 PM PST Seattle Details

Classical KING FM 98.1 Northwest Focus Live

January 19, 2017 at 8:00 PM PST Seattle Listen

L.A. Bach Festival Season Finale

October 23, 2016 at 4:00 PM Los Angeles Details

Bach's Complete da Gamba Sonatas at Bloedel Reserve

September 4 at 6:45 PM Bainbridge Island, Washington Details

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

August 28-31 Greencastle, Indiana Full Details

Parsa Duo Season II

July 22 & 23 Cape Cod & Boston, Massachusetts Full Details

SuitesRaiser: The Complete Bach Cello Suites

March 6 at 4:00 PM 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

After moving to New York, Henderson put his passion for Bach to use in an environment perfectly suited to bringing new audiences to classical music. The effort he began as a solo project in the subways flourished into an international music movement, sparking millions of moments of musical discovery around the world.

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2015 - Present

New Programs

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