On March 28 at 9:09 p.m., a 5.1 magnitude earthquake struck Los Angeles. At that very moment, the Los Angeles Philharmonic was six minutes into a performance of Ravel's Daphnis and Chloé with guest conductor Charles Dutoit.
The stage lights were reportedly swinging, and some audience members rushed for the exits. But, seemingly unrattled by the quake, the orchestra proved that the show must go on.
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