Easing airport travel woes—with a violin

Posted on: May 18, 2016

“A classical violinist is helping to ease tension caused by long lines at security checkpoints throughout Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport,” reports Wesley Goheen at Atlanta television station WTVM.com. “Jennifer Warrilow is part of the airport’s Entertainment Series that plays music for passengers stuck in long security lines. She has played for frustrated passengers on numerous occasions recently. According to the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport official Facebook page, Warrilow started playing violin at the age of 9 in her elementary school’s orchestra program. While in high school, she participated in the Georgia Governor’s Honors Program for violin, the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra, and the Emory Youth Symphony Orchestra. Additionally, Jennifer has attended and played at the Brevard Music Center Summer Institute, the Bowdoin International Music Festival, and the Summit Music Festival. … Currently, Jennifer attends Georgia State University.” In the accompanying video, Warrilow comments, “The lines are very, very long … It’s very clear the [waiting passengers] are very frustrated. When they hear me play, they get a sense of relief and they feel calm. They just want to get on their plane.”

Posted May 18, 2016