Listen To The LA Philharmonic Play Its Way Through The 5.1 Earthquake

By Britt Bickel

This is the truest definition of ‘the show must go on’ we’ve ever heard.

When much of Los Angeles was rocked by a 5.1 earthquake centered in La Habra on Friday, March 28th, the Los Angeles Philharmonic was in the middle of an elegant performance at the Walt Disney Concert Hall.

The LA Phil recently uploaded the actual audio recording from the concert when the 5.1 magnitude earthquake struck that night to YouTube.

The video description explains, “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.”

The video also notes that as some concert goers headed for the exits, the LA Phil kept on playing.

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