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'Marimba' ringtone halts N.Y. Philharmonic performance

Published 01/12/2012

The conductor first just turned his head to signal his displeasure, but the ringing from the first row persisted and minutes went by. Gilbert asked that the offending noise be turned off and finally stopped the orchestra until it happened. The Philharmonic said it was the first time the music director had ever interrupted a performance due to a cellphone or other disruption.

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