Performing Arts returning to the Airport
"Arts in the Airport" is returning to Memphis International Airport after a six year hiatus. Thousands of air passengers will again be able to experience soothing classical music through live performances by woodwind and string quartets as part of an agreement with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra.
Each quartet will play a one hour concert once a month. Passengers will be able to watch the performances in the passenger connector near the Blue Note Café and the southeast end of the B concourse where multiple aircraft gates converge
The concerts help distinguish Memphis from the many airports travelers use on a frequent basis. Much of the artwork already on display at the Airport as well as the concessions, are themed around Memphis' musical heritage. The live performances will provide a unique and entertaining environment that helps build an awareness of Memphis to the thousands of consumers, decision-makers and potential tourists that pass through Memphis International Airport.
Officials at Memphis International Airport understand that flying can be a stressful experience. While passengers might not be expecting the live performances, they will find them a welcome diversion from traveling. The performing arts program also has the added benefit of supporting the arts in the Memphis region.
These mini concerts will take place from 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. in the passenger connector and 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the southeast corner of concourse B, on the following dates:
August 29, 2008, sponsored by
Sept 26, 2008, sponsored by
October 10, 2008, sponsored by
November 14, 2008, sponsored by
January 2, 2009, sponsor TBD
February 27, 2009, sponsor TBD
March 20, 2009, sponsor TBD
May 1, 2009, sponsor TBD
Marisa Polesky, assistant principal violinist.