When the lights went out in Bloomington, Indiana, the conductor thought fast to save the show.
“I didn’t even think twice,” said conductor Alejandro G. Guillén. “I was really worried about the audience waiting. We didn’t know how long it was going to take to fix the power, and people might have to go home. The air conditioner was off. It was dark in there, and people might have felt unsafe in the dark.”…. Guillen said it made him think of how the piece might have been originally performed in Mozart’s time: by candlelight.
“And here we were with cellphones,” he said…
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