Thursday is Bach in the Subways Day

Listen up! Want to catch a classical-music set on an MTA platform this Thursday? Here’s where you need to go.

Bach in the Subways Day

Bach in the Subways Day Photograph: Courtesy WQXR

To celebrate what would have been Johann Sebastian Bach’s 328th birthday—Wait, you forgot JSB’s big day was coming up? How dare you—a throng of musicians will play pieces by the composer for traveling New Yorkers throughout the city tomorrow.


Among the many stops where you can witness the third annual Bach in the Subways Day are the B/D/F/M at 47–50th Sts–Rockefeller Ctr (8:30–9:15am), the N/Q/R at 14th St–Union Sq, the N/Q/R at 57th St (1–3pm), the J/Z at Chambers St (4pm) and the 1/2/3 at 96th Street (9pm).


For a complete schedule (performances last from 8:30am through approximately 10:30pm tomorrow), head to radio station WQXR's site. And watch a video (again, courtesy of the fine folks at WQXR) of highlights from 2012's installment below.