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Pilot 

Sex, drugs and classical music illustrate what happens behind the curtains at the symphony can be just as captivating as what occurs on stage.

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Young director Rodrigo De Souza is appointed chief of the New York Symphony Orchestra, which he wants to modernize, as ancient former maestro Thomas is retired by the board. The musicians speculate about the future, while indulging in a wild night-life, also with sexy Juliards dancers. Young Oboeist Hailey, getting by as tutor, is late due to traffic for Rodrigo's blind audition, but plays anyway and seduces him, as he was still around, bumping an assistant. Written by KGF Vissers

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Comedy | Drama | Music

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6 February 2014 (USA)  »

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The show was inspired by Mozart in the Jungle: Sex, Drugs, and Classical Music, oboist Blair Tindall's 2005 memoir of her professional career in New York playing various high-profile gigs with ensembles including the New York Philharmonic and the orchestras of numerous Broadway shows. See more »

Quotes

Cynthia: Oboists are a rare commodity these days.
Cynthia: Strings, on the other hand, we are like hyenas fighting over a same dead animal.
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Fantasia in A major (Vivace-Allegro)
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Written by Georg Philipp Telemann
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One of a Kind
25 January 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I love all kinds of music, and I really enjoy classical music. This wonderful series takes us inside the world of that genre and gives it the same kind of scrutiny one would find if they were rock musicians. A symphony orchestra is made up of all kinds of personalities, each with his or her own quirks. There is love and hate and backstabbing and fear. These are people who have devoted their lives to their instruments and know what it takes to get a break, especially in New York City. This Pilot episode introduces to the young oboist who is finding her way. She is pretty and very talented. She is also driven. She is not a comic figure; she is dedicated and excited to be where she is. Malcolm McDowell is there to get in the way, having been kind of drummed out as Maestro, replaced by a flamboyant Spaniard named Roderigo (also the name of a composer of wonderful guitar music). He is a mighty talent but quite wild in appearance and style.


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