Subway riders are used to the doo-wop groups and acrobatic dancers that entertain them on their commutes, but straphangers got a taste of something classical Saturday.

Dozens of musicians performed free Bach concerts underground.

Organizers of "Bach in the Subways" say they take pride in offering playing music for those who don't have easy access to it. 

The date for the performance also holds significance to music lovers, because it marks the composer's 330th birthday. 

"Every 21st of March, all of the world people play the music of Johann Bach, for free, for anyone who wants to listen and today happens to be Johann Bach's 330th birthday, so that's why I''m out here playing the music of Johann Bach," says

Musicians from as far away as Japan and New Zealand participated in this year's event.