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.


#Bach333

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.


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

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 Years

2008 - 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.


Boston

2004 - 2008

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

Joining Vermont based Dutch 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.

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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 Dale’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