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Plays in Shorts Program: One-of-a-Kind
Friday, June 14
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Eaton Cinema

1201 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20005

The Only Girl In The Orchestra


Molly O'Brien

Executive Producer

Errol Morris


Lisa Remington, Molly O'Brien


Monique Zavistovski


Martina Radwan

At 87 years old, Orin O’Brien never sought the limelight, but being the first woman hired by the New York Philharmonic made it inevitable. Now retired, she prefers that her students and colleagues not make a fuss. As a double bassist, she has always taken pride in her supporting role.

As we delve into Orin’s remarkable career and her transition out of the competitive world of classical music, we learn from her words of wisdom that the key to enjoying life is to embrace playing second fiddle.

Director, The Only Girl In The Orchestra

Molly O’Brien is an Academy Award-shortlisted and Primetime Emmy award-winning documentary producer and director. Her most recent projects with NBC News Studios include Julie Cohen’s Every Body (Tribeca ’23), Nicole Newnham’s The Disappearance of Shere Hite (Sundance ’23), and an upcoming feature film directed by Errol Morris.