Handel And Haydn Society Concert's 'Wow' Kid Found

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Conductor Harry Christophers, pictured here, wants to offer his thanks to the child who exclaimed "Wow!" at the conclusion of the Handel and Haydn Society's weekend Mozart performance. (Vincenzo Pinto/AFP/Getty Images)

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — A young classical music fan stole the show during a recent performance of Mozart's music by the Handel and Haydn Society. After, the orchestra wanted to find them. Now, the kid has been identified.

At the conclusion of the orchestra's performance of Mozart's Masonic Funeral Music over the weekend, as the strings of the orchestra fell silent, a child could be heard saying "wow!" The child has been identified as 9-year-old Ronan Mattin, according to The Boston Globe. Mattin was attending the concert with his grandfather.

That performance was recorded—listen to that moment here:

 

After the performance, the orchestra wanted to find Mattin and introduce him to the conductor. Mattin inspired what Handel and Haydn Society President and CEO David Snead called "one of the most wonderful moments I've experienced in the concert hall."

"While Harry Christophers was holding the audience rapt in pin-drop silence following the music's end, what sounded like a child of about six years of age couldn't hold back and gave out a "Wow!" heard round the hall," wrote Snead in a release. "We would like to give our newest H+H fan and his family a copy of the recording and invite them to meet Harry Christophers when he returns to Boston this fall."

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