Listen to the Los Angeles Philharmonic Play Through an Earthquake

As they say, the show must go on….

Writes the LA Philharmonic on their Youtube Channel:

On March 28, 2014 at 9:09pm, a 5.1 magnitude earthquake rocked Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Philharmonic was six minutes into a performance of Ravel’s “Daphnis and Chloé” with guest conductor Charles Dutoit when the quake hit. A strong jolt followed by a minute of rumbling did not unhinge the orchestra or Maestro Dutoit, and the stirring concert continued without a hitch.

What you’ll hear above is an actual recording. Annotations help explain the sequence of events.

via BoingBoing



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