New York Philharmonic Interrupted By Chimes Mahler Never Intended

A Cell Phone-Owner Causes A Scene At The NY Philharmonic

The end of Mahler’s Ninth Symphony contains some of the most spiritual and peaceful music ever written. So when a cellphone began ringing – and ringing, ringing, ringing without cease – during a performance by the New York Philharmonic on Tuesday evening, Alan Gilbert did something conductors virtually never do.

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