City Opera Players Provide Their Own Accompaniment at Labor Protest

By Daniel J. Wakin [NY Times, 30 June 2011]
A brass quintet from New York City Opera’s orchestra played tunes from “Carmen,” “Aida” and “La BohËme” on the sidewalk in front of Lincoln Center Plaza on Thursday. A sanitation truck driver honked in solidarity. Protesters held signs denouncing the company’s leader and demanding that he not move City Opera from the cultural complex.