Dale experiences Bach in the Subways' worldwide expansion first hand. More

Celebrating Bach’s 333rd birthday, Dale follows the music movement he began in New York City around the world. For the March 21-25 global birthday celebration he performs in 3 cities in 3 countries on 3 continents, then visits and performs in other Bach in the Subways hotspots throughout the year.

The Six Bach Suites

2012 - 2018

The program naturally evolving from Bach in the Subways takes to the concert hall. More

Join Henderson in Bach’s epic musical journey. Adapt the program to showcase the timeless music as well as Henderson’s journey with Bach in the Subways – from a single cellist in New York City to a worldwide music movement.

The Complete da Gamba Sonatas with William Chapman Nyaho

2015 - 2018

Ghanaian American pianist Nyaho & Henderson delve into Bach's other great body of work for cello. More

Join Henderson and the masterful Ghanaian American pianist on Bach’s other great journey for the cello. Joined by a shared passion for this ingenious body of work, the two present Bach’s Complete da Gamba Sonatas in a single program.

University Mini-Residency


Bach in the Subways comes to campus. More

Developed in conjunction with DePauw University’s Professor of Cello Eric Edberg, this mini-residency offers an inspiring model both for classical music advocacy and for alternative performance models.

Parsa Duo with Elisabeth Remy Johnson

2015 - 2018

Atlanta Symphony's Principal Harp Elisabeth Remy Johnson joins Henderson to explore core musical values. More

Touring Rio de Janeiro and overselling a Bainbridge Island, Washington performance in their third season, Parsa Duo was formed to celebrate the inspiration and high quality of music making that Henderson & Remy Johnson enjoyed together as young music students in Boston.

Bach in the Subways

2010 - 2018

The underground performances that grew into a global music movement. More

In 2010 Dale began frequent performances of Bach’s Solo Cello Suites in the subways of New York City. Declining donations, he offered audiences free souvenir postcards explaining his intentions to sow the seeds for future generations of classical music lovers. Inviting other musicians to join him for Bach’s birthday, by 2015 Bach in the Subways had spread to 140 cities in 40 countries – 1000s of musicians joined the cause. Now every year for Bach’s birthday musicians unite to bring classical music to new audiences around the world.

Early New York Years

2008 - 2012

Bringing Bach to the people while presenting inventive programs with pianist Molly Kiser. More

Henderson began his intensive work to “save the music” (CNN) soon after moving to New York. He also paired up to present traditional concerts with pianist Molly Kiser. Offering a number of wide ranging programs, the duo’s performances included appearances at W.M.P. Concert Hall and CUNY’s Hunter College.


2004 - 2008

Connecting underserved students with classical while concertizing with pianist Annemeike McLane. More

Joining Vermont based Dutch pianist Annemieke McLane, Henderson took on a number of rigorous programs. The duo presented Beethoven’s Complete Sonatas along with Shostakovich & Prokofiev Sonatas in a three day, three concert cycle, and performed Schubert’s Arpeggione Sonata live on Vermont Public Radio.


Schubert Arpeggione Sonata on Vermont Public Radio, May 2006

Early Years

Growing up in the vibrant classical music community of Boston, inspired by teachers, and performing regularly. More

Growing up near Boston, a major center for classical music in the U.S., Dale appreciatively called the city “New Vienna” for the world class musicians he watched, learned from, and performed with as a youngster. Intensive solo, chamber music, and orchestral work formed the basis of Henderson’s musical upbringing.

Pictured here with Eiji Oue.

Dale at 12

Francœur Sonata in E Major: Adagio cantabile
Saint-Saëns Concerto in a minor: Allegro non troppo