The ground really moved for one woman during the second movement of the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s performance of Tchaikovsky’s 5th Symphony — when she experienced a “loud and full body orgasm.”
Several concertgoers described the woman’s climactic moment on Friday from the balcony at the packed Walt Disney Concert Hall, reported the New York Post.
“Everyone kind of turned to see what was happening,” Molly Grant, who was sitting near the overjoyed woman, told the Los Angeles Timeson Sunday.
“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,” she said.
“It was quite beautiful,” Ms Grant added.
An audio clip purporting to capture the woman’s moment of ecstasy has gone viral.
British composer Magnus Fiennes, brother of actor Ralph Fiennes, also was in attendance.
“A woman in the audience had loud and full body orgasm during the 5th’s second movement … Band politely carried on,” he said on Twitter.
However, some social media users expressed their doubts about the incident, with one who was present suggesting that the woman had a medical emergency.
Mr Fiennes insisted “it absolutely happened,” writing that he “ran all possible scenarios.”
“Was in proximity and had no less than eight other friends coincidentally attending – all had reached a similar conclusion. She remained for the rest of the show, her demeanour was in evidence. My corroborated take is merely an observation. Respect maintained,” he said.
The clip below purports to be audio from the well-timed moment
You have been warned.
Journalist Jocelyn Silver wrote on Twitter that her friends said the woman “had a SCREAMING orgasm, to the point where the whole orchestra stopped playing. some people really know how to live”.
Classical pianist Sharon Su added in a tweet that she “checked with someone who works at the LA Phil and they confirmed” that the incident was real and that the orchestra did not stop playing during Tchaikovsky’s 5th.
The LA Times reported that its sources and the audio clip corroborated the accounts that the orchestra did not miss a beat during the explosive moment.
It noted that the philharmonic’s online program notes included the following description of the second movement.
“The … luscious main theme was adapted for a popular love song; Tchaikovsky’s skilful 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.”
Music agent Lukas Burton told the LA Times that the woman’s loud moan was “wonderfully timed” to a “romantic swell” during the performance.
“One can’t know exactly what happened, but it seemed very clear from the sound that it was an expression of pure physical joy,” Mr Burton told the paper.
“A sort of classical music equivalent of that scene in a movie where someone is talking loudly in a party or a nightclub, and then the record suddenly stops and they say something that everyone hears,” he said.
This story appeared in the New York Post and is reproduced with permission.
Originally published as Woman has ‘loud and full body orgasm’ during US classical concert