MUSICIANS from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland are going underground to entertain Glasgow commuters this week.
In celebration of Johann Sebastian Bach’s 330th birthday on Sat 21 Mar, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland is teaming up with Strathclyde Partnership for Transport to present Bach in the Subway 2015.
RCS talented young musicians will perform music by J.S. Bach on Glasgow’s famous subway, bringing some drama and culture to traveller’s mid-morning commute.
Starting from 10am until midday, students hope to reach a wide and varied audience of people with their renditions of Bach whilst they are out enjoying their Saturday.
RCS principal, Jeffrey Sharkey, commented on the event: “I am delighted that RCS and SPT are collaborating to bring the uplifting music of JS Bach to commuters in our subway stations. It’s a great way for our talented performers to share their love of music with a wider audience. As a regular subway commuter, I can’t imagine a better start to a morning commute.”
Originating in New York, Bach in the Subways has grown into an international celebration of Bach and the sharing of his music.
Since 2011, musicians across the world – including Venice, Singapore, Seoul, Budapest, Tokyo, across the USA and Toronto – have performed Bach for free in subways and public spaces to celebrate Bach’s birthday.
“The primary purpose of Bach in the Subways is to bring live Bach to as many people around the world as possible – especially to those who would not normally hear it. We believe this is a fun and exciting way to get more people turned onto classical music!” Bach in the Subway.
More details can be found on the event website: http://bachinthesubways.com/
Date: Saturday 21 March 2015
Time: Between 1000-1200
Please note: Performances will happen in the stations, not on the platform or on the actual trains.
Stations: still TBC but from the following; Hillhead, Partick, St Enoch, Govan
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Contact: Rowan Clarke