November 28 2013  |  Airline & Terminal News

Classical music to be played throughout Pittsburgh International

By Tanya Filippelli

Passengers at Pittsburgh International Airport will be provided with a new musical experience while passing through the airport’s two terminals.

Allegheny County Airport Authority along with WQED Multimedia have partnered to enhance the music experience at Pittsburgh International Airport while promoting local talent.

The new program, ‘Q the Music: Pittsburgh Classical Network’ will feature a 24-hour classical music station with recordings of local musicians including the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and university orchestras, Duquesne and Carnegie Mellon.

“This new network will help to improve the passenger experience at Pittsburgh International Airport. Classical music has a soothing influence for our passengers and research shows that it can reduce stress,” said David Minnotte, chairman, Allegheny County Airport Authority. 

Q the Music is a new take on the former ‘Classics on the Move’ music program and will be sponsored by the Airport Authority for one year. During this time, WQED will work to secure additional sponsors to continue bringing music to Pittsburgh Airport passengers each year. 

One traveller recently commented, “How wonderful it always is to get off of a crowded airplane and arrive in the Pittsburgh airport with classical music playing. It is so civilized and relaxing.”

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