Our City, Your Orchestra: Citizenship and Immigration Services

May 17, 2021

Julia Li Violin
Che-Hung Chen Viola
Yumi Kendall Cello

Traditional “Great Day,” from Three Spirituals
MacDowell “To a Wild Rose,” from Ten Woodland Sketches
Dohnányi Fifth movement, from Serenade
Dvořák First movement, from Miniatures

Julia Li (violin), Che-Hung Chen (viola), and Yumi Kendall (assistant principal cello) perform during three naturalization ceremonies in West Philadelphia, presided by Joel H. Slomsky, senior U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

The trio performs music that celebrates the U.S. as a nation of immigrants and diverse cultures, from MacDowell’s“To a Wild Rose,” from Ten Woodland Sketches to the first movement of Dvořák’s Miniatures. The program also features interviews with newly naturalized citizens.




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