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         Music and Human Freedom:
  A Week-long Workshop with Musicians
 from the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra

On Friday May 8, 2009, Michael Steinberg accompanied the students from his "Mahler's Century" class, Cogut Center staff members and the visiting Divan musicians down to New York City to attend a special rehearsal at Carnegie Hall.

The group heard maestro Pierre Boulez lead the Staatskapelle Berlin, two choruses and soloist Michelle deYoung in Mahler's Symphony No. 3 in D Minor.

After the performance, the group met with maestro Daniel Barenboim in conversation about Mahler and music.

Cogut Center staffers Traude Kastner and Leslie Uhnak relax at a New York bistro after the rehearsal. The final event of a busy year!