“I feel violated in my rights, of my artistic property,” she stated, noting that unauthorized filming is prohibited. “As an artist you are taking such care when doing a recording — that you’ve got your personal sound engineer, that the mics are hung in the proper spots. The sound is part of you, you need your voice replicated in a approach that actually represents what you may have labored on for a life-time.”
The viewers expressed its approval of her stance, she stated, and “erupted in long, powerful applause.”
As to complaints that such guidelines of etiquette may hold younger individuals from embracing classical concert events, she famous that some pop musicians have been additionally rising involved by audiences who appear extra considering filming concert events than in experiencing them.
“The great thing about such an occasion, a pop live performance in addition to a classical live performance,” she stated, “is really being there, taking it in, having your own personal, really private memory of it.”
Mr. Henry, who sings nearly nonstop in “The Wrong Man,” which is now in previews at New York’s MCC Theater, stated he had blended emotions about the episode through which he seized a patron’s cellphone.
“I wasn’t happy about it, and I wasn’t proud — it was just a reflex,” he stated.
But his expertise has a contented ending. Mr. Henry emerged from the theater to seek out the offending attendee ready to apologize to him. The two had a pleasant dialog and proceed to speak.
“For him to apologize was so disarming,” Mr. Henry stated. “We have talked about connection and empathy and forgiveness, and that is the big take away — yes, we don’t want phones in the theater, but I never want to come across as ‘Not in this space,’ because theater is a space where everyone, even people who don’t know all the rules, can come and share an experience.”