Join World-Renowned Pianist For Sunset Performance on British Airways i360 Flights This Weekend


Music to your ears? Taking place this weekend for one night only, enjoy breath-taking views and spectacular live classical music on the British Airways i360 in Brighton


Ideal for either a special date night or simply something sublime, renowned classical pianist, AyseDeniz will perform a sunset concerto on a full-size grand piano with a twist this weekend – as she’ll be playing 450ft above the South Coast.

Taking place on Saturday 20th August between 7.30-8.30pm flights on the British Airways i360 in Brighton, those attending are in for a serious treat. Ayse made her concerto debut when she was just nine years old – wowing audiences with her talent and skill. Considered a child prodigy, she is now recognized internationally for her ability to unite the classical genre with rock music – creating original arrangements and performing sold-out solo shows worldwide.

“This will be the first-time that a classical artist has played a full-sized grand piano inside the glass viewing pod, so passengers are in for a treat, says Laura Pauley, Communications Manager at British Airways i360.

“We are especially honoured to have LA-based AyseDeniz performing. She was recently named one of the three rising stars in BBC Music Magazine’s ‘to watch out for’ list, as well as making it on the ’20 under 40 Young Shapers of the Future’ list by The Encyclopædia Britannica – sitting alongside iconic names such as Adele and Haim.

“Ayse is known for surprising her audiences by often mixing rock tunes by bands such as Pink Floyd and Nivana, with classical music. Ayse’s album, Beethoven Senses, is available on all British Airways flights so this a perfect collaboration during what will be a stunning sunset flight.”

Thea Paraskevaides, owner of ARTISTS& added, “Bringing classical music to new audiences and locations is what we do, so we’re particularly excited to be taking AyseDeniz and the Kawai Grand Piano to 450ft. Ayse will perform an incredible program featuring Chopin, Beethoven, her own compositions, and even a classical arrangement of Pink Floyd.”

First opened in summer 2016, the attraction features fully enclosed glass pod that travels to 450 feet. Up to 175 visitors can board the pod at one time to enjoy the unfolding 360-degree views of the UK’s most popular seaside town, wild expanses of the South Downs National Park, UNESCO World Biosphere, dramatic chalk cliffs and the English Channel.

On the clearest days visitors can see to Beachy Head and all the way to the Isle of Wight, over 49 miles away, as well as the rooftops of the city of Brighton.

The glass viewing pod is heated and air conditioned, fully accessible for wheelchair users, and has bench seating for passengers. Onboard the pod, guests can enjoy a drink at the Nyetimber Sky Bar, one of the most unique bars in the UK, serving a range of drinks from Sussex.

The Grand Piano has been kindly supplied by Kawai UK. Ayse will be playing on the GX-2 ATX4 Hybrid Grand model. The Anytime ATX4 hybrid instruments blend Kawai’s masterful acoustic piano craftsmanship with advanced digital piano technologies.

Make it happen
When: The performance will be live inside the pod on Saturday 20 August across the 7.30pm and 8pm flights. Sunset is scheduled for 8.11pm.
How: Ticket prices remain at the standard price of £17.50 and can be purchased via britishairwaysi360.com
Where: Lower Kings Road, Brighton BN1 2LN

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