A new take on old music. More
Ten years ago, in early 2010, Henderson first broke the traditional boundaries for classical music by founding “Bach in the Subways.” Now he pushes the limits further, exploring J.S. Bach’s Cello Suites on electric cello.
The Six Bach Suites
The program naturally evolving from Bach in the Subways takes to the concert hall. More
Join Dale for Bach’s epic musical journey. Adapt the program to showcase the transcendent 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.
Programs & Performances
Dale experiences Bach in the Subways' worldwide expansion first hand. More
Celebrating Bach’s 333rd birthday, Dale followed the music movement he started in New York City around the world. For the March 21-25 global birthday celebration he performed in 3 cities in 3 countries on 3 continents, then visited and performed in other Bach in the Subways hotspots throughout the year.
The Complete da Gamba Sonatas with William Chapman Nyaho
Ghanaian American pianist Nyaho & Henderson delve into Bach's other great body of work for cello. More
Dale joins masterful Ghanaian American pianist Nyaho on Bach’s other great journey for the cello. With a shared passion for this ingenious music, the two present Bach’s Complete da Gamba Sonatas in a single program.
Bach in the Subways comes to campus. More
Parsa Duo with Elisabeth Remy Johnson
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 celebrates the joyful, inspiring music making that first brought Dale & Elisabeth Remy Johnson together as young music students in Boston.
Bach in the Subways
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 Years2008 - 2012
Bringing Bach to the people while presenting inventive programs with pianist Molly Kiser. More
Dale 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 appeared at W.M.P. Concert Hall, CUNY’s Hunter College, and other venues across the New York Metropolitan area.
Boston2004 - 2008
Connecting underserved students with classical while concertizing with pianist Annemeike McLane. More
Joining Vermont based pianist Annemieke McLane, Dale took on a number of rigorous programs including Beethoven’s Complete Sonatas plus Shostakovich & Prokofiev Sonatas in a 3 day, 3 concert cycle. Along with TV & radio appearances, the two brought these and other programs to venues across New England.
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 Dale’s musical upbringing.
Pictured here with Eiji Oue.