Because people are sadly imperfect, cell phones ring at the most inopportune times.
It happens in the movies. It happens in the opera. Rarely, though, does the art come to a halt because of a recalcitrant marimba.
And yet MSNBC intones with the tale of an iPhone that rang, kept on ringing and interfered so much with Mahler's Ninth Symphony that the conductor downed his baton and the fiddlers dropped their bows.
It was last Tuesday night. It was the New York Philharmonic. And it was, allegedly, an elderly man with a ringer on loud.
It was near the … Read more