Man’s iPhone marimba ringtone halts entire New York Philharmonic (Digital Trends)

Jan 05 2013

Digital Trends – Occurring on Tuesday night during a performance of Mahler’s Ninth Symphony by the New York Philharmonic, a man’s iPhone erupted in the familiar marimba ring tone during the closing moments of the performance. Seated in the first row of Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall in New York City, the man with the ringing iPhone watched as conductor Alan Gilbert halted the orchestra, turned toward the direction of the ringing and asked audience members in the general vicinity to turn off the smartphone. While the ring tone continued to repeat over and over, audience members yelled out phrases like “Throw him out!”, “Enough!” and “$1,000 fine!” while others clapped at the angry sentiments. The phone was eventually silenced after Gilbert asked several times. 

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    Originally posted 2012-01-14 15:59:14. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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