Marimba Cellphone Ring Stops Orchestra Performance Of Mahler’s Symphony No. 9

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“A conductor with the New York Philharmonic halted a performance due to a ringing cellphone, a rare occurrence that has sparked much talk about proper phone protocol.
As the orchestra was hitting the final movement of Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 9 during a Tuesday night performance at New York’s Lincoln Center, the distinct sounds of marimba music emanating from the first row was floating out.
After a hard glare from music director Alan Gilbert, the phone kept ringing, at which point Gilbert stopped the performance altogether.”

– from ‘Cellphone ring stops orchestra performance’, CBC, 13 Jan 2012

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