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Fistfight at the Chicago Symphony

Postby kurt_w » Sun Mar 11, 2012 1:13 pm

This is interesting, but being a fan of Brahms, I want more details:

Orchestra brawl: Fistfight in elite seats stuns symphony patrons

So exactly what part of the 2nd movement did this happen during? The music evolves through a remarkably wide range of moods, from ethereal to agitated to apocalyptic. Only an utter clod could start a fistfight during the opening theme of that movement. Later on, though, it could actually have been pretty well synchronized with the music. But the article suggests that the fight broke out during a quiet episode.

I wonder what classical music would be most likely to provoke/inspire/accompany fistfights? There actually are a lot of pugilistic moments in the Brahms symphonies.
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Re: Fistfight at the Chicago Symphony

Postby fennel » Sun Mar 11, 2012 1:50 pm

Brahmans battle over Brahms!
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Re: Fistfight at the Chicago Symphony

Postby snoqueen » Sun Mar 11, 2012 2:28 pm

At least it wasn't the cheap seats.
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Re: Fistfight at the Chicago Symphony

Postby Henry Vilas » Sun Mar 11, 2012 2:29 pm

And it can't be blamed on hip hop culture.
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Re: Fistfight at the Chicago Symphony

Postby SombreroFallout » Sun Mar 11, 2012 7:42 pm

Blue-blood Biffs Box-seat Bandit!
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Re: Fistfight at the Chicago Symphony

Postby SombreroFallout » Mon Mar 12, 2012 1:43 am

Peer Popped at Pachelbel Party!
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Re: Fistfight at the Chicago Symphony

Postby kurt_w » Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:37 am

Pretty sure the Chicago Symphony doesn't do Pachelbel.
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Re: Fistfight at the Chicago Symphony

Postby Michael Patrick » Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:43 am

Makes me proud of my hometown...
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Re: Fistfight at the Chicago Symphony

Postby scratch » Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:08 am

kurt_w wrote:I wonder what classical music would be most likely to provoke/inspire/accompany fistfights?


Depending on the audience and/or participants, I'd guess either Edgard Varèse or Philip Glass. Or possibly Mahler.
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Re: Fistfight at the Chicago Symphony

Postby LilyN » Sun Sep 23, 2012 8:30 pm

This is so funny! I wonder if this has happened at another classical music performance...?
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Re: Fistfight at the Chicago Symphony

Postby Bifftar » Sun Jun 16, 2013 7:53 pm

scratch wrote:
kurt_w wrote:I wonder what classical music would be most likely to provoke/inspire/accompany fistfights?


Depending on the audience and/or participants, I'd guess either Edgard Varèse or Philip Glass. Or possibly Mahler.


Wouldn't it be Cage, or maybe Partch? Or -

Black Page, Zappa. Now them's fightin' notes...
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Re: Fistfight at the Chicago Symphony

Postby minicat » Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:23 am

Philip Glass' music makes me want to punch things. That's my vote.
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