At the heart of classical music lies a tradition of musicians turned teachers handing down the lessons of their own teachers, and of their teachers’ teachers before them. Never more excitingly or skillfully did I come into this lineage than as a student with Eiji Oue, who at the time conducted the Greater Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra (now the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra).
Author: Dale Henderson
Cellist Dale Henderson founded Bach in the Subways in 2010 as a solo project to sow the seeds for future classical music lovers. It has flowered into a global movement, bringing live Bach to new audiences in 40 countries. Henderson is based in New York City and performs around the world.
When I first attended Greenwood Music Camp as a young cellist, I found myself in a sort of musical utopia. We were provided structure: mornings for orchestra rehearsal and afternoons for chamber rehearsals, but we were also given the freedom and respect to show up to rehearsals on time, on our own—which we did!