Gilbert turned to face the audience, which by now was calling for the head of the iPhone owner, and said, "Ladies and gentlemen, I apologize, " and asked the phone's owner if the ringing was done. The Philharmonic then finished the piece, which itself runs for 82 minutes. Philharmonic spokesman Eric Latzky commented on the conduct of conductor Gilbert by saying, "Alan’s main concern was for the audience. And to have this most beautiful, and this most delicate, symphony stopped by an iPhone at its most vulnerable moment — [that] was what Alan was really concerned about, for the other 2,750 people in the hall." The conductor received a standing ovation when he was done.
source: NYPost, CNN