Dudamel Will Hand Over the Podium for "Mozart in the Jungle" Filming at Hollywood Bowl This Week

News   Dudamel Will Hand Over the Podium for "Mozart in the Jungle" Filming at Hollywood Bowl This Week Classical music lovers in attendance at the LA Philharmonic's July 30 concert at the Hollywood Bowl will briefly see an "understudy" for famed conductor Gustavo Dudamel.

The Amazon series "Mozart in the Jungle," which follows the egos and eccentricities of a world-renowned orchestra and its unconventional Rodrigo, will film a brief scene during the Hollywood Bowl concert that will be dedicated to the music of Mozart. Showtime is 8 PM.

Actor Gael Garcia Bernal will momentarily step up to the podium as part of a scene in which he will "guest conduct" the Los Angeles Philharmonic in Mozart's Overture to The Marriage of Figaro. Dudamel inspired the character of Rodrigo. The scene is expected to be filmed just after intermission.

Gustavo Dudamel and Gael Garcia Bernal
Gustavo Dudamel and Gael Garcia Bernal

The new series stars Bernal, Saffron Burrows, Hannah Dunne, Lola Kirke and Peter Vack with series guest stars Malcolm McDowell, Bernadette Peters, Debra Monk, Wallace Shawn, Mackenzie Leigh, Nora Arnezeder, Jerry Adler, John Hodgman and Santino Fontana.

Amazon released all 10 episodes of the first season Dec. 23, 2014, in the U.S., U.K. and Germany via Prime Instant Video. Neither production nor release dates for the second season has been announced.

"Mozart in the Jungle" is executive-produced by Roman Coppola, Jason Schwartzman, Paul Weitz and John Strauss. "Classical music has always interested me. By being part of this show I’ve been able to immerse myself in this fascinating world. I think the viewer will be equally as surprised and intrigued as I was with what goes on behind the curtain at the symphony," said Coppola in an earlier statement.

The series is co-executive-produced by Alex Timbers and produced by Michael Zakin and Caroline Baron. Weitz and Coppola directed episodes, along with Bart Freundlich, Adam Brooks, Daryl Wein, Tricia Brock and Daisy Mayer.

Amazon Prime members can watch "Mozart in the Jungle" via the Amazon Instant Video apps for Amazon Fire TV, Fire tablets, Fire phone, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Roku, Xbox, PlayStation and Wii or customers can visit Amazon.com/PIV to watch online.

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