It gets so quiet during the second movement of the Brahms Symphony No. 2, you could almost hear a pin drop.
Such was the case Thursday night at Orchestra Hall in a ruckus the Chicago Symphony Orchestra officially described as “an incident” between “two patrons.” But shocked concert-goers and police called it a fist fight in one of the boxes — where the elite typically sit and expect a more refined experience.
The concert never stopped, but Muti (Conductor) shot a glance over his left shoulder toward the box where the punches were thrown. One concert-goer described the look as “dagger eyes.”
Recently, Thomas Garvey reported on the beginnings of what could have been a very similar altercation at the Boston Baroque last week.