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WQXR: Top 5 Infamous Classical Music Performances on ‘The Simpsons’

From WQXR:

"The Seven-Beer Snitch"

Perhaps the most celebrated concert in Springfield history came in Season 16, when Marge spearheads the charge to build a new Frank Gehry-designed concert hall—which bears a striking resemblance to Los Angeles’s Walt Disney Concert Hall. The opening program features the Springfield Orchestra (its only appearance in the series) playing Beethoven’s Fifth. After the opening bars, the crowd leaves. “It sounds better on my cellphone,” says series barfly Lenny. When Marge mentions that the next program features an atonal medley by Philip Glass, even the orchestra joins the fleeing hall. Facing bankruptcy, Mr. Burns buys the building and turns it into a prison.

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