I keep my cell silenced almost all the time, but I just know the one time I forget…
“It was just awful to have any role in something like that, that is so disturbing and disrespectful not only to the conductor but to all the musicians and not least to the audience, which was so into this concert,” he said by telephone.
“I hope the people at that performance and members of the orchestra can certainly forgive me for this whole event. I apologize to the whole audience.”
Read all of Daniel J. Wakin’s story, Ringing Finally Ended, but There’s No Button to Stop Shame, at the New York Times.