Syracuse Airport unloads a piano and an organ. Do you want to play there?
Syracuse, NY – Syracuse Hancock International Airport has two new features in its passenger terminal – a $ 200,000 premium concert piano and an $ 80,000 organ.
And he’s looking for volunteers to play them.
Piano and Organ Center, from North Syracuse, loaned the instruments to the airport for one year at no charge under an agreement with the Syracuse Regional Airport Authority. They arrived on Tuesday and are stationed near the grand staircase in the central part of the terminal (known as the grand hall).
Airport officials said they were looking for volunteers to play the 9-foot Yamaha concert piano and the Lowrey organ to entertain travelers. Only pre-approved volunteers will be allowed to play. Instruments will be disinfected before each use.
Anyone interested in playing instruments should call Robert Carbone, co-owner of the Piano & Organ Center, at (315) 436-7505 to schedule a time.
Bob Wolfe, Carbon Business Partner, said the piano is one of the best in the world and is rented to professional artists for concerts in Albany, Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse. He said artists who performed him include Neil Sedaka, Paul Anka, Alicia Keys, Norah Jones, Jim Brickman and the late Frank Sinatra Jr.
“It still plays just as well,” Wolfe said.
Carbone said airport officials approached him to provide him with a piano and organ for the terminal, which recently suffered a $ 62 million renovation. He said the instruments add a lot of “dignity and pride” to the installation.
“It’s an amazing example of architecture that matches what they did at the airport,” he said. “It adds a lot of class.
In addition, the music from the instruments will have a calming effect on stressed travelers, he said.
“You have to remember that when people are walking in the airport, they are running up the escalators and trying to get through the TSA, their hearts are racing, they are wearing masks, they are uncomfortable,” he said. -he declares. “So when they walk by the piano, they hear the music. It’s a little soothing. It is very effective.