Video: Philadelphia Orchestra Surprises Plane Passengers in China

Friday, June 07, 2013 - 09:49 AM

Philadelphia Orchestra Musicians Perform Dvorak on Tour Philadelphia Orchestra Musicians Perform Dvorak on Tour (Youtube.com)

Before the Philadelphia Orchestra wraps up a two-week tour to China this weekend, the musicians used some time en route to Macao to give an impromptu performance of Dvorak's "American" String Quartet No. 12. The performance below starts at about 1:00 in.

The Philadelphians began their tour on May 28 and have been giving master classes with Chinese students, sectional coachings with local orchestras, performances at schools and hospitals and events commemorating the orchestra's first visit to China in 1973. The orchestra has been documenting the trip on their blog; and David Patrick Stearns of WQXR's Operavore has been covering it for the Philadelphia Inquirer.

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Comments [5]

Emily

That was awesome!!! :)

Jun. 11 2013 10:01 PM
Victor Goodstone from Brooklyn, U.S.A.

I'm sure the pilot, (when advised!)cabin attendants, and global TSA agent (if onboard!), were thrilled! I can just see this happening on one of our American flights! Lol!!!

Jun. 11 2013 01:59 PM
Les from Miami, Florida

Bravo! What would Dvorak have said if he were with us today?!

Jun. 08 2013 09:35 AM
Les from Miami, Florida

Bravo! What would Dvorak have said if he were with us today?!

Jun. 08 2013 09:35 AM
Sonia Alba from Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

Gostaria de estar nesse vôo

Jun. 08 2013 08:48 AM

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