Mahler’s Ninth Symphony was subject to some accidental accompaniment Tuesday at Lincoln Center, when a ringing cell phone halted the entire performance (the ring tone was the especially-annoying “Marimba”). Conductor Alan Gilbert stopped the New York Philharmonic until the phone was silenced, and in doing so, started a national debate about cell phone etiquette in performances.
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