Published on March 16th, 2015 | by TLV News0
Mockingbird Early Music Ensemble – Bach in the Subways on March 21 and A Celebration of Spring in Poetry and Music on March 22
The Mockingbird Early Music Ensemble will join Bach in the Subways for a mini-concert on the Square in Oxford to play fugues and an organ sonata by J. S. Bach transcribed for recorders. The event will be at Off Square Books on Saturday, March 21 from 1 – 1:30pm.
Bach in the Subways is an international movement founded by cellist Dale Henderson to sow the seeds for future generations of classical music lovers by generating public interest and excitement for the art form. Every year on March 21, Johann Sebastian Bach’s birthday, musicians around the world celebrate Bach in the Subways Day by offering performances in subways, public spaces, and concerts open to all. The music is given freely as a gift, and as an invitation to further explore classical music.
On Sunday, March 22 at 3pm the Mockingbird Early Music Ensemble will celebrate the beginning of spring with beautiful music composed before 1750 played on recorders, viola da gamba, and harpsichord. The poetry will evoke the springtime promise of joy and renewal.