by Deanna Darr
Apparently just such an event occurred during a performance of Mahler’s Ninth Symphony by the New York Philharmonic on Jan. 10, but this time, the offender didn't get off with just a series of irritated looks. Conductor Alan Gilbert stopped the entire orchestra near the end of the symphony when a patron's phone decided to add a marimba to the arrangement.
In fact, the phone kept going for so long, Gilbert felt he could no longer ignore it and turned to the stare-him-down-in-shame method, and apparently other audience members were none-too-thrilled either. Score one for common courtesy.
Check out the details of the encounter at msnbc.com.