It’s not often that we here at Brobible dot com cover orchestra concerts.
But an incredible story out of the Los Angeles Philharmonic from over the weekend just couldn’t go uncovered.
The LA Phil is one of the world’s largest and most prestigious orchestras. It’s musical director, Gustavo Dudamel, is perhaps the most-famous conductor in the world.
But during a show on Friday, not even Dudamel could steal the spotlight from a woman in the audience.
That’s because, according to concertgoers, a woman in the crowd had a “loud and full body orgasm” mid-show.
Went to see @LAPhil play @Thomasades and Tchaikovsky 5 last night. A woman in the audience had loud and full body orgasm during the 5th's second movement… Band politely carried on. Props to LAPhil (and Pytor Ilyich) for bringing it on….
— Magnus Fiennes (@magnusfiennes) April 29, 2023
friends who went to the LA philharmonic last night are reporting that in the middle of the show some lady had a SCREAMING orgasm, to the point where the whole orchestra stopped playing. some people really know how to live…
— Jocelyn Silver (@silverjocelyn) April 29, 2023
I checked with someone who works at the LA Phil and they confirmed:
1) this happened
2) the orchestra did not stop playing
3) it was during Tchaikovsky's 5th https://t.co/GWkglU1AMb
— 🎹 sharon su 🎹 (@doodlyroses) April 30, 2023
The orchestra reportedly carried on throughout the interruption, but fans were stunned.
Christi Carras of the LA Times had more on the wild situation.
“Molly Grant was enjoying the Los Angeles Philharmonic‘s performance of Tchaikovsky‘s fifth symphony on Friday at the Walt Disney Concert Hall when she heard what she described as a “scream/moan” erupt from the balcony,” Carras wrote.
“‘Everyone kind of turned to see what was happening,” Grant, who was seated near the person who allegedly made the noise, told The Times on Sunday in a phone interview.
I saw the girl after it had happened, and I assume that she … had an orgasm because she was heavily breathing, and her partner was smiling and looking at her — like in an effort to not shame her,” said Grant, who works for a jewelry company and lives in Los Feliz. “It was quite beautiful.'”
Of course, in traditional Cali fashion, everyone in the crowd just played it cool.
In fact, one attendee even posted what they alleged a recording of the moment on Twitter.
We’re no orchestra experts, but recording the show seems like it’s probably frowned upon.
The LA Phil website gives the following description Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5:
“The … luscious main theme was adapted for a popular love song; Tchaikovsky’s skillful orchestration, however, lifts the mood from sentimentality to high Romanticism. The movement’s principal melody is presented in a memorable solo by the horn, followed by other appealing woodwind solos.”
I’m a big believer in the whole “music is meant to felt, not heard” deal. But this feels like taking it to the extreme.