Saturday was the 330th anniversary of the birth of Johann Sebastian Bach, and all over the world, musicians played his music in public. The Seattle area was no exception.

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Every year on March 21, musicians around the world commemorate the birthday of the German composer Johann Sebastian Bach by playing his music in subways and public spaces for passers-by to enjoy.

Locally, performances rang at places such as the SeaTac and Beacon Hill light-rail stations, Lake Forest Park, Crossroads Mall in Bellevue and Gilman Village in Issaquah.

Saturday was the 330th anniversary of Bach’s birth in 1685.

Nora Gunning and Alex Hoelzen, both music students at the University of Washington, play selections of Johann Sebastian Bach’s music as travelers pass by during Bach in the Subways Day 2015 at the SeaTac/Airport light-rail station on Saturday. (Lindsey Wasson / The Seattle Times)
Nora Gunning and Alex Hoelzen, both music students at the University of Washington, play selections of Johann Sebastian Bach’s music as travelers pass by during Bach in the Subways Day 2015 at the SeaTac/Airport light-rail station on Saturday. (Lindsey Wasson / The Seattle Times)