Part 1: Philip Glass and Tony Boutte perform “The Newcastle March” at Satyagraha Event

Philip Glass (piano) and Tony Boutte (vocals) begin a performance of the third act from Glass’s Satyagraha Opera, “The Newcastle March.”  Glass begins by reading an English translation of the text from the act (performed in Sanskrit) and describing the piece as being inspired by a section in the Bhagavad Gita in which the value of action and non-action is considered. Performance made at “Satyagraha: Gandhi’s ‘Truth Force’ in the Age of Climate Change” presented by the Garrison Institute on April 13, 2008 at the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine in New York City.