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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