The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra does not play in ideal conditions.
During Wednesday night’s concert at the Lighthouse in Poole, a fire alarm went off in an adjacent room where rehearsals were being held for a Christmas pantomime. The alarmwent on ringing for 5 minutes. The soloist was Alexei Volodin, the conductor Antonio Mendez.
We read: …Although the orchestra did not allow the false alarm to interrupt their performance of Rachmaninov’s Concerto No. 2, the disturbance temporarily spoiled the audience’s enjoyment of the music.
So they played on right through the alarm?