21 JANUARY 2013


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Article from BTNews 21 JANUARY 2013

London Philharmonic and Heathrow

Heathrow is partnering with the London Philharmonic Orchestra to give passengers a memorable experience before travelling during 2013.  The orchestra will perform in the terminal departure areas giving a unique send-off throughout the year.  As well as live performances, Street Pianos have been placed around the airside areas for travellers to play music of their choice as part of the ‘Play me, I’m Yours’ music scheme.
New research reveals that a quarter (25%) of passengers feel nervous before a flight.  Music has been proven as a popular tool to promote relaxation, and although research from Heathrow shows that just under half of passengers (48%) listen to music to help them to relax in daily lives, only 8% remember to bring music with them to help them relax before travelling.
Dr Harry Witchel, a Senior Physiologist at Brighton and Sussex medical school and editor of music psychology book ‘You are what you hear’ suggests music is present 37% of our lives time during waking hours.  Of those times when music is present, people report that music positively influences their emotions 64% of the time.

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