"We the people of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."
Glass's opera "Satyagraha," which focuses on the story of Gandhi in his early years of non-violent protest in South Africa, is currently having a run at the Metropolitan Opera.
"The anti-war movements were empowered by Gandhi's history and our own," Glass wrote in a blog for The Huffington Post.
But for the Occupy organizers, the opera also underlines some of the ironies in performing such a piece at Lincoln Center. Occupy protestors were supposed to march on Lincoln Center in mid-October, though only a few showed up on the night they were scheduled to protest.
"We see a glaring contradiction in ‘Satyagraha’ being performed at the Lincoln Center where in recent weeks protestors from Occupy Wall Street have been arrested and forcibly removed for exercising their First Amendment rights to peaceful public assembly," they wrote.
Bloomberg L.P. and David Koch some of Lincoln Center's major sponsors