03 Dec '11, 10am

Occupy Goes to the Opera | Care2 Causes

Occupy Goes to the Opera | Care2 Causes

In a gentle clash of life and art, famed composer Philip Glass addressed Occupy Wall Street protesters outside New York’s Lincoln Center last night after a performance of his opera, Satyagraha , based on the early career of Mahatma Gandhi. The demonstrators encouraged operagoers to join them as they left the theater, and it looks like many did. As a crowd gathered, Philip Glass began to speak. Using the “mic check” method of amplification, the crowd repeated the words that Glass recited from the opera. New Yorker music critic Alex Ross documented the encounter on his blog, noting that the message the composer spoke to the Occupy crowd was drawn from the Bhagavad-Gita , as sung in the third act of Satyagrah a: “When righteousness withers away and evil rules the land, we come into being, age after age, and take visible shape, and move, a man among men, for the protection of ...

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