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St. Louis public radio covers Ferguson protest before Brahms

As the St. Louis Symphony revved up to perform the Brahms Requiem on Saturday night, live on St. Louis Public Radio, symphony Vice President and program co-host Adam Crane probably thought he had an uncomplicated evening ahead of him. Instead he wound up narrating a requiem for the martyr of Ferguson, Missouri: Mike Brown.

A group of protesters unfurled a banner in the auditorium for Brown, and began singing the labor song “Which Side Are You On?”

“I would imagine this is Ferguson-related,” Crane told his radio listeners. As the demonstrators peacefully filed out of the auditorium, he noted someone, presumably an audience member, say “Now for some real music.”

“But I think that was also some real music we heard, from passionate people in the audience,” Crane added.


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