Citizen Artist and CFA alumnus Daniel Han gives impromptu performance with The Philadelphia Orchestra on delayed airplane flight

in CFA, CFA Newsmakers, Music
June 18th, 2013

When CFA alumnus Daniel Han and a group of musicians from The Philadelphia Orchestra found themselves delayed on the tarmac for three hours waiting for their flight from Beijing to Macao as part of the 2013 Residency & Fortieth Anniversary Tour of China, the quartet decided to provide a “pop up” performance for the passengers. Cramped in the aisles, the quartet performed at awkward angles to avoid hitting the seats and overhead bins. Fellow passengers were on board with the performance, holding the music for the musicians who performed a movement from Dvorak’s American Quartet.

Video footage of the performance has been a social media sensation. Posted on Friday, June 7th, the video has received nearly 2 million hits on YouTube.