Had a wonderful and inspiring experiencing playing Queen Victoria in Susan Mokakowki's perceptive and provocative new play, OPIUM, at the New Dramatists Theatre here in New York
MARCH 21st 2015 BACH IN THE SUBWAYS
Having been moved by my studies with this amazing cellist, Dale Henderson, and his mission to bring "Bach back" and reintroduce classical music to the masses for free-- this MARCH 21ST I will be joining him on his quest to throw Bach one hell of a Birthday in the Subways of New York and around the world!
I'll be playing in the subways of Harlem and various locations throughout the city. MARCH 21st 2015.
For more information about the Bach in the Subways Movement:
To Support: www.kickstarter.com/projects/592484458/bach-in-the-subways-putting-music-where-the-people
For my personal performance times and locations: http://bachinthesubways.com/events/emily-trask-plays-a-bit-of-bach/
"The power & beauty of Johann Sebastian Bach’s music consistently transcend social & musical boundaries and inspire deep appreciation and strong emotion. Sadly, in many countries classical music audiences continue to shrink. In 2010, convinced this trend was largely because many people never have the chance to experience classical live and up close, and believing Bach to be the perfect ambassador for his art form, Dale Henderson began performing the Bach Cello Suites in the subways of New York City. Feeling the experience was infinitely more powerful with money removed from the equation, Henderson declined donations and instead offered audiences free postcards explaining his intentions... [since then] Bach in the Subways has grown into an international movement with thousands of musicians around the world offering Bach’s music freely to the public on Bach’s birthday.
At heart, Bach in the Subways is an invitation. It’s an invitation for musicians to connect with their audience in an unusually pure and open way. It’s an invitation to the audience, most importantly to the multitudes who would otherwise never encounter live classical music, to experience the magic of an art form which is cloistered away from the mainstream for reasons having nothing to do with the raw experience of musician and audience."