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    American Airlines Brings Holiday Cheer to LaGuardia and JFK International Airports

    NEW YORK, Dec. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Members of The New York Pops orchestra and the High School Performance Choir from the Choir Academy of Harlem will celebrate the holidays by entertaining American Airlines passengers with free performances at LaGuardia and JFK International Airports. Jazz trios, quartets and quintets will represent The New York Pops and up to 25 members of the Choir Academy's Performance Choir will sing.

    Throughout the month of December, air travelers will have the opportunity to enjoy festive holiday tunes such as "Jingle Bells," "We Need a Little Christmas," "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" and "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" performed by The New York Pops musicians. The High School Performance Choir will present its own festive concert with such swinging seasonal favorites as "Carol of the Bells" and "Joy to the World" with special renditions of "O Come, All Ye Faithful" and "Silent Night."

    The performance schedule is as follows:

    LaGuardia Airport: Central Terminal Building, American Airlines Concourse D, Gate D5

    • Dec. 14, 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

    The New York Pops Jazz Trio

    • Dec. 20, 12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

    The New York Pops Jazz Trio

    • Dec. 22, 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

    The New York Pops Jazz Quartet


    JFK International Airport: American Airlines Terminal 8, Concourse B Lobby by Gates 14 and 16

    • Dec. 16, 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    The New York Pops Jazz Quintet

    • Dec. 19, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

    Choir Academy of Harlem Performance Choir

    • Dec. 20, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

    Choir Academy of Harlem Performance Choir

    • Dec. 22, 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    The New York Pops Jazz Quintet

    • Dec. 23, 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    The New York Pops Jazz Quintet

    Throughout the airport performances, The New York Pops will offer travelers an opportunity to win tickets to an upcoming concert at Carnegie Hall. Visit facebook.com/newyorkpops for more information.

    American Airlines has served the New York market for more than 80 years. With a keen understanding of the needs of New York passengers, the airline offers a global route network augmented by its oneworld® alliance membership and joint business partnerships; its state-of-the-art international terminal at JFK International Airport; AAdvantage®, the industry's first frequent flyer program; and a long-standing commitment to the Greater New York community.


    About American Airlines
    American Airlines, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection® carrier serve 260 airports in more than 50 countries and territories with, on average, more than 3,300 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers more than 900 aircraft. American's award-winning website, AA.com®, provides users with easy access to check and book fares, plus personalized news, information and travel offers. American Airlines is a founding member of the oneworld® alliance, which brings together some of the best and biggest names in the airline business, enabling them to offer their customers more services and benefits than any airline can provide on its own. Together, its members and members-elect serve more than 900 destinations with more than 10,000 daily flights to 149 countries and territories. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation. AmericanAirlines, American Eagle, AmericanConnection, AA.com, and AAdvantage are trademarks of American Airlines, Inc. (NYSE: AMR).

    About The New York Pops
    The New York Pops is the largest independent pops orchestra in the United States, and the only professional symphonic orchestra in New York City specializing in popular music. Led by Music Director Steven Reineke, the orchestra performs an annual subscription series and birthday gala at Carnegie Hall, enjoying one of their highest subscription renewal rates. The New York Pops was founded by Skitch Henderson in 1983 with a mission to create greater public awareness and appreciation of America's rich musical heritage. Along with performing at Carnegie Hall, The New York Pops tours throughout the world and gives free concerts in New York City parks. The New York Pops' extensive education programs allow thousands of public schoolchildren to participate in concert and music-making experiences at Carnegie Hall and in schools throughout the five boroughs of New York City. A recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, The New York Pops is a not-for-profit corporation supported solely through the generosity of individual donations, institutional grants and concert income. For more information, please visit www.newyorkpops.org.

    About Choir Academy of Harlem
    It is the mission of the Choir Academy of Harlem to embrace every child's unique qualities, while providing a challenging but rewarding educational experience. The school operates with the belief that all children will learn and achieve regardless of the societal influences that may seek to impede their learning process. It is the Choir Academy's goal to provide each student with an enriched academic experience that prepares them to be life long learners and productive citizens. The Academy also seeks to maximize the musical and artistic talents of students in the areas of choral music, instrumental music and dance. In order to reach this goal, the Academy embraces the school program and school community keeping the pillars of rigor, respect, rights and responsibility as the most important principles upon which the school legacy was built. For more information, please visit www.choiracademynyc.org.

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    SOURCE American Airlines

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