"An atonal nightmare of pretension."
"... but the music itself came through and the performers were rewarded with a long and raucous ovation from the large audience."And when was the last time you attended a performance in Ruby Diamond when the audience didn't offer the obligatory standing ovation? Oh, well, everyone is above average here.
That's why I usually don't mention the audience reaction. I thought it was earned this time and for a piece that doesn't have a crowd-pleasing ending.