Janos Gereben <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>I'm not sure which theater did
>it so "theatrically" and effectively (A.C.T.?): ringing came through the
>loudspeakers in a crescendo, conversations ceased, and everybody started
>looking for the source of the sound, the announcement was made about
>turning off the phones. There was no "accident" that evening.
The Royal Albert Hall broadcasts an ever-louder ringtone before concerts,
followed by a verbal warning. This after the notorious incident when
Simon Rattle brought the Berlin Phil to the Proms for the first time
and began to conduct the Rite of Spring.
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