Last Tuesday, the Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival Opening Night Gala, honored Mozart in the Jungle, an Amazon original series.
It was a lavish afternoon as stars of the show including Gael Garcia Bernal, Lola Kirke, Saffron Burrows, Bernadette Peters, and Hannah Dunne, along with Executive Producer/Director Paul Weitz, Executive Producers Will Graham and Caroline Baron, and producer Elizabeth Koe were all in attendance.
Mozart in the Jungle is an Emmy and Golden Globe winning series that explores what goes on behind the world of classical music and behind the curtains. As audience members, we enjoy the music and rarely get an insight as to what goes on behind the scenes. Mozart in the Jungle, gives us that insight.
The series has been renewed for a fourth season and will be returning later this year.
We got the opportunity to speak to Gael Garcia Bernal, Saffron Burrows and Bernadette Peters. When asked about the message that they wish the audience could take away from the show, here’s what they had to say:
Gael Garcia Bernal: “One of the nice things that people can take, is the impact that music has on every stand of life. And how it is an integral part of human condition to include this language or this manifestation of mathematics of nature. I’m very happy if people can receive this notion and be excited by it. I know a lot of people get very excited with this show.”
Bernadette Peters: “That they would just enjoy it and be entertained and maybe they would basically, and maybe they would want to look in on some classical music, because it’s quite beautiful. It’s up-lifting. It’s not a dark, heavy show and that’s what I think is so wonderful about it.”
Saffron Burrows: “I completely agree. And also to have some fun. It’s kind of a peculiar time in the world and it’s lovely to be part of this joyous show. It also touches on sadness, but it’s pretty joyous.”