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What would you do if your plane had a 3-hour delay on the tarmac before taking off? Why, whip out your violin and play a bit of Dvořák, of course!
This is precisely the situation The Philadelphia Orchestra found themselves in as they waited for a flight from Beijing to Macao during their 2013 Residency & Fortieth Anniversary Tour of China. Instead of complaining or cranking their headphones, a quartet of musicians decided to pass the time by offering a “pop up” performance for the passengers.
Watch them execute this mini concert in the cramped and crowded aisle of their plane, to the delight of passengers all around:
Wouldn’t it be great if that happened every time a flight was delayed? Perhaps we should think more often about ways of building a sense of community and bringing smiles to people’s faces, especially in situations that are particularly taxing!