Ben and Rose are children from two different eras who secretly wish their lives were different. Ben longs for the father he has never known, while Rose dreams of a mysterious actress whose life she chronicles in a scrapbook. When Ben discovers a puzzling clue in his home and Rose reads an enticing headline in the newspaper, both children set out on quests that unfold with mesmerizing symmetry.
With the lockout still underway, the New York Symphony family is fractured. Rodrigo disappears to Venice, Italy to conduct the return concert of a legendary opera diva. Hailey tours Europe with Andrew Walsh, but it is not the adventure she was expecting. Those left in New York, embroiled in a stalemate, fight to hold together the remaining pieces before the Symphony is damaged beyond repair.