16294721_h18086926 Passengers on a flight from Beijing to Macao this week were treated to a performance by a quartet of musicians from the Philadelphia Orchestra while their plane was stuck on the tarmac. In my opinion, listening to an orchestra play the 4th Movement of Dvorak's "American" Quartet is way better that listening to the man next to you cough and sneeze for twenty minutes. The Philadelphia Orchestra has returned to China, 40 years after it first visited while helping re-establish official relations between the US and China. Encore! (via NPR)