How good was the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Friday night performance of Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony? Well, allegedly good enough to give a woman in the audience a full-body orgasm.
According to reporting by the Los Angeles Times, multiple audience members heard moaning at some point during the symphony’s second movement, which was followed by an orgasm-like cry. “I saw the girl after it had happened,” one audience member described, “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.”
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
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
Although there is no video, an unofficial audio clip of the incident was shared on Twitter. As of now, there is no way to determine if the audio is really from the incident in question, but according to the Los Angeles Times, concertgoers say it is similar to what they heard.
During Tchaikorskys 5th symphony at the LA Philharmonic last night, apparently, a woman had a full-body orgasm just from the music. It was recorded. pic.twitter.com/uLJIGvJ3yQ— Macrodosing (@MacrodosingPod) May 1, 2023
I love classical music more than most, and while Tchaikovsky’s Fifth is a fantastic piece, it hardly seems like the backdrop for sexual euphoria. Some concertgoers think so too, claiming that the woman’s scream appeared to come from a sleep attack. “Pretty quickly, she sort of fell onto her partner’s shoulders,” one person described. “Maybe like five seconds later, she kind of awoke, and that’s when she let out a scream.” Based on the audio, and the demographics of a typical classical music goer, this seems like a more likely explanation.
Despite the interruption, the LA Philharmonic kept playing without missing a beat. The show must go on.