Mozart in the Jungle (2014–2018)

If I Was an Elf, I Would Tell You 

Rodrigo meets Hailey's parents, whilst Hailey continues to lie about her current career path.


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Episode complete credited cast:
Lola Kirke ... Hailey Rutledge
Saffron Burrows ... Cynthia Taylor
Bernadette Peters ... Gloria Windsor
Malcolm McDowell ... Thomas Pembridge
Gael García Bernal ... Rodrigo De Souza
Santino Fontana ... Mozart
Linda Powell ... Mrs. Kolb
J. Smith-Cameron ... Amy Rutledge
Frank Wood ... Keith Rutledge
Gloria Boucher ... Neighbor
Matthew Maher ... Alan Lawford
Jenna Qureshi Jenna Qureshi ... Rachel
Terri Weagant ... Coordinator


After the ten hour bus trip, Hailey and Rodrigo have arrived in Hailey's small North Carolina hometown where Hailey has been asked to lead a master class at the conservatory, her alma mater. In the difficult relationship she has with her parents, Keith and Amy, but especially Keith, Hailey does not want Rodrigo to tell them anything about her musical life in New York, including that she auditioned and failed to get into the orchestra, and that she is pursuing a career in conducting. Her parents make an announcement and a request for Hailey's stay, she having to decide if she will agree in potentially opening up the issues again with her father. Back in New York, Gloria receives news that a very VIP will be attending a concert and has made a request for repertoire. Upon hearing the news, Cynthia tells a little white lie to be able to return to the orchestra to perform in this concert. And Thomas, who wants too to be a part of this performance, receives a request from a fan solely for a... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Drama | Music








Release Date:

16 February 2018 (USA) See more »

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Coconut Pictures, Picrow See more »
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Rodrigo plays the first bars of Johann Sebastian Bach's Prelude from the first cello suite, BWV 1007 on the banjo. Bach is one of history's most prolific composers. He wrote 1,128 complete works in total, ranging from short chorales to entire concertos. His works are often transcribed for all instruments, including those not considered "classical," like the banjo and electric guitar. See more »


When Hailey and her father are looking through the telescope, it is backwards. The telescope is pointed at the ground, not at the sky. See more »


Oboe D'Amore Concerto In A Major, BWV 1055
Written by Johann Sebastian Bach
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