Love in E Flat
How does a conductor go about finding the perfect orchestra? Well, first he would need a good woodwind and brass section. Enter sportswriter Louisa Preston, or Lou to her friends and colleagues at the Chicago Sentinel. She’s full of wind and brass or hot air, depending on who’s talking.
Now for the second section of the orchestra, the strings: Agata Karetnikov, world famous cellist from Russia. She’s in Chicago for Christmas playing at Orchestra Hall and is Lou’s interview. Madam Karetnikov is also in Chicago for another reason, which unfortunately for her, Lou is determined to find out. Someone should tell Lou the Cold War is over.
And finally, the conductor needs the percussion section. With drums banging and cymbals clanging, enter young siblings Ana and Dmitry Maslov. Orphaned refugees, they are alone in the city, their future uncertain.
The orchestra is now set. The lights dim, the audience silent. The conductor raises his baton, and with a wave of his hand, the music starts and life begins—with Love in E Flat.