The stage was Carnegie Hall stage was packed for the 24th Annual Tibet House US Benefit Concert, where a host of artist and celebrities performed for a sold out crowd.
The night was marked by unusual collaborations and duets. Iggy Pop and members of New Order played together; Sufjan Stevens contributed vocals for the National; and the National’s guitarist Bryce Dessner joined forces with composer Philip Glass for a piano duet for Glass’ “The Chase.” Patti Smith & Her Band and Robert Randolph also performed. All of the musical acts joined up for the finale, a version of Smith’s “People Have the Power.”
Chuck Close, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Uma Thurman and Peter Sarsgaard were named honorary chairpersons for the charity.
Tibet House US is a non-profit educational institution and cultural embassy founded in 1987.