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Stan Giko

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PostSubject: The classiest telling off, in Concert Hall history ?.   Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:26 am

The classiest telling off in concert hall history? Witty musical response of violinist who was interrupted mid-solo by mobile phone ringtone.
It is the most infuriating addition to any performance for artist and audience alike.

While engrossed in a captivating piece of theatre or a moving passage of music, the ambiance is shattered by that dreaded byproduct of the modern era - the mobile phone ringtone.

That's exactly what happened to Slovakian violinist Lukas Kmit as he gave a solo rendition at a Jewish orthodox synagogue in his native country. ( Hi Ol`ga ! ).
While engrossed in a captivating piece of theatre or a moving passage of music, the ambiance is shattered by that dreaded byproduct of the modern era - the mobile phone ringtone.
Initially annoyed: Kmit flashes a disapproving glare towards the audience as the mobile phone ringtone goes off
As if on cue, the now all-too-familiar Nokia jingle went off just as Kmit reached the quietest ebb of the piece.
But rather than get hot under the collar, Kmit paused for a second, smiled and then continued his performance with an improvised version of the ringtone.
His response was met with chuckles from the audience who burst into a round of applause when he finishes his imitation.
Unorthodox, yes, but he certainly made his point.
Making his point: The musician sees the funny side of things as he humours the crowd with an improvised version of the Nokia jingle.
Taking a bow: He acknowledges the audience as they give him a rapturous round of applause.

Unusual to see a classical musician improvise !

Stan.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RTNzyxNNm4
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PostSubject: Re: The classiest telling off, in Concert Hall history ?.   Sat Feb 04, 2012 3:39 pm

...As that link seems to have disappeared, for as long as it lasts here's http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uub0z8wJfhU (-:
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PostSubject: Re: The classiest telling off, in Concert Hall history ?.   Sat Feb 04, 2012 6:32 pm

Thank` Anne,

You really have got class ! I`m sure your reward will be in heaven !

I reckon you`re familiar with most of them.

Best wishes,

Stan.
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PostSubject: by the way--   Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:30 am

that's a viola, not a violin. It matters only to a few, but to those few, it matters a lot Smile
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PostSubject: Re: The classiest telling off, in Concert Hall history ?.   Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:53 am

Fair comment Keith.

Those violas are a little larger and have a more rich and mellow sound.

If they were a bit bigger, they would sound nearly as good as a guitar .

Solid carved archtop jazz guitar, that is ! The only guitars with class.

I guess it`s only a few that can afford the prices though. Worse luck !
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