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.
Did You Know?
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
Oboists are a rare commodity these days.
Strings, on the other hand, we are like hyenas fighting over a same dead animal.
Violin Concerto D Major Op. 35: Allegro Vivacissimo
Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performed by Joshua Bell See more