A number of days ago, it was reported that the New York Philharmonic's music director interrupted a performance due to a ringing cellphone.
It’s the dreaded sound at any live performance — a ringing cellphone.
That’s what happened Tuesday night at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall during the final movement of Gustav Mahler’s Ninth Symphony by the New York Philharmonic. Maestro Alan Gilbert was forced to stop the orchestra until the phone was silenced.
This morning, I caught an article in the Huffington Post about a Slovakian violist who incorporated a cell phone ringtone into his recital after he was interrupted while playing. The description section of the YouTube video states that the concert took place at the Orthodox Jewish synagogue in Presov Slovakia.
The following is an excerpt from the article.
"This video of Slovakian violist Lukas Kmit improvising around Nokia's signature ringtone is so good, many have thought it was a sly piece of advertising for the Finnish telecommunications giant. But, as it turns out, it's 100% the real deal, with the classical fiddler - our term - interrupted mid-performance by an inconsiderant mobile phone owner before taking the tune and playing it on the violin himself. "
Can someone kindly post a comment as to when 'inconsiderant' became part of the English language? Thanks, in advance.
UPDATE: Inconsiderant has been corrected to inconsiderate.
I will never forget how I attended a lecture given by a distinguished speaker who asked, at the onset of her lecture, for cellphones to be turned off. Sure enough, she was interrupted by a cellphone a few minutes into the lecture. Once again, she asked that cellphones be turned off. A few minutes later, there was another interruption.
So let's be more considerate and SHUT OFF our cellphones.
Hamodia recently had a letter from a reader aboout how his son came home from school saying how much the rebbe loved his cellphone as he was always on it during recess when his responsibility was to be watching over the boys playing in the yard.