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Airport Amenity of the Week: SFO’s Golden Gate Park ‘activation’

San Francisco International Airport (SFO) has an ongoing program celebrating the city’s neighborhoods and cultural occasions.

The newest activation shines a light at the wealthy history of live tune performances in Golden Gate Park with a photo essay, live performances, and a picture station in Terminal 3, Boarding Area F.

“From Jimi Hendrix inside the Nineteen Sixties to Lizzo in the 2020s; from the Summer of Love to Outside Lands and Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, Golden Gate Park has lengthy been a Bay Area epicenter of track and tradition,” SFO reminds us.

The new activation, SFO Celebrates: Music in Golden Gate Park will function live track performances on August twenty sixth and September 1st & second.

On a degree close to the F Food Court, there’s a two-sided backdrop where vacationers can positioned themselves into the picture with the Grateful Dead inside the Sixties or with Billie Eilish these days.

And there’s a image Exhibition inside the F Concourse along the shifting walkway, presenting pics of memorable performances in Golden Gate Park which have taken location over the past 60 years.

Live music & cool tunes returning to airports

Live music and cool recorded playlists have continually been on the top of our list of airport services we adore. And in the course of the pandemic, stay song was one of the amenities airports needed to discontinue.

But it seems like most of the stay music applications at airports are coming again.

And: Airport Spotify Playlists

We have been in the McCarran Airport this week for some hours and enjoyed listening to many of these songs from their “Voice of Vegas” Spotify playlist.

An opera about being caught on the airport filmed at Seattle’s Museum of Flight

Like such a lot of arts and cultural agencies, the Seattle Opera has gotten pretty darn creative with finding approaches to bring its productions to the humans.

The most up-to-date manufacturing is a fantastic instance of that and can be of hobby to opera enthusiasts and avgeeks alike.

Courtesy Seattle Opera

For the 2020/2021 season, the Seattle Opera changed into planning to offer a performance of “Flight.” The three-act opera become written in 1998 by means of composer Jonathan Dove and librettist April De Angelis and has been accomplished around the world.

Here’s the tale of the opera:

An omniscient air visitors controller watches over a departure living room bustling with relentlessly cheerful flight attendants, an excitable couple on vacation, a mysterious older woman, and a diplomat and his expectant spouse, all of whom need to spend the night time to wait out a storm. At the coronary heart of the display is the Refugee, a character stimulated by means of Mehran Karimi Nasseri, who lived in Charles de Gaulle Airport near Paris for nearly 18 years.”

The pandemic manner that the Seattle Opera can’t perform the display stay. But rather than pass on the possibility to give it, the Seattle Opera teamed up with Seattle’s Museum of Flight and filmed the opera there.

Brilliant, proper?

The live stream of the Flight runs April 23-25. And tickets are just $35.

Below you’ll discover a trailer for the opera and a pre-flight/pre-show communicate complete of tidbits on how the assignment came to be.

There’s additionally a amusing interview with Museum of Flight curator Matthew Burchette sharing some of his favorite plane in the museum and talking about the manipulate tower show off, which performs a function in the opera.


Airport Search: SEA shares tune. AUS gives podcasts.

Music Wall at SEA Airport

In a ‘normal’ yr, we’d be going to airports all of the time. And in lots of those airports, there might be local musicians gambling for us while we watch for our flights.

The pandemic way that during maximum airports, stay music isn’t happening. And it also approach the musicians who could were playing at airports have lost the ones gigs. And the earnings from those gigs.

Pre-pandemic, for example, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) become programming stay tune 7 days per week in a couple of places in the terminal. In 2020 and 2021, the schedule became being improved, with greater tiers and extra music.

While we await that programming to come returned, SEA is doing what it may for the musicians. And for passengers who miss the music.

The airport has just established a brand new 12X7-foot, high-resolution virtual LED song wall on Concourse C that is showing a -hour software highlighting extra than 30 musicians who performed at the airport before the pandemic.

Enjoy it right here or inside the airport. And tip the musicians if you could.

Podcasts from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

Fans of Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) will want to begin downloading and taking note of the airport’s podcast collection, The Austin Approach, which gives listeners “a look into all matters AUS.”

Episodes will drop twice a month and characteristic interviews with airport group of workers, information and updates from across the airport, and insider testimonies approximately airport life.  The episodes are on the AUS internet site and available to flow on Apple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle Podcasts and PodBean.