Philadelphia Orchestra Quartet Gets Stuck on a Plane in China, Plays Dvořák for Grateful Passengers

When a quartet from The Philadelphia Orchestra (my home town) recently found itself grounded on a plane at the Beijing airport, they decided after three long hours (in coach!) that enough was enough. It was time to provide musical relief to passengers sharing in their fatigue and frustration. Above you’ll find Juliette Kan and Daniel Han on violin; Che-Hung Chen on viola; and Yumi Kendall on cello, treating everyone to an impromptu version of Dvořák’s String Quartet No. 12 in F Major, Op. 96 “American” Finale.

Thanks to Burl for sending this our way!

Related Content:

Pakistani Orchestra Plays Amazing Version of Dave Brubeck’s Jazz Classic, “Take Five”

Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” Movingly Flashmobbed in Spain

The Recycled Orchestra: Paraguayan Youth Play Mozart with Instruments Cleverly Made Out of Trash

85,000 Classical Music Scores (and Free MP3s) on the Web

by | Permalink | Comments (5) |

Support Open Culture

We’re hoping to rely on our loyal readers rather than erratic ads. To support Open Culture’s educational mission, please consider making a donation. We accept PayPal, Venmo (@openculture), Patreon and Crypto! Please find all options here. We thank you!

Comments (5)
You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed.

Leave a Reply

Open Culture was founded by Dan Colman.