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Ringing cellphone stops NY Philharmonic performance

Newsbrief by Michelle Ruhfass on Thursday January 12, 2012.

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Ring, ring. Ring, ring. That is what was heard during the final movement of the New York Philharmonic performance of Gusta Mahler's Ninth Symphony. Maestro Alan Gilbert decided to halt the orchestra until the owner turned his phone off. This is the first time that Gilbert has ever stopped a performance due to a ringing cellphone or other interruption.

source: AP

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