A STUNNING DEBUT Shinichi has always wanted to conduct his own group of musicians. Now, with the Rising Star Orchestra, his dream is becoming a reality. But there are many challenges to overcome: delayed rehearsals, too many soloists vying for the spotlight, and arguments over what piece of music they should play. Meanwhile, Nodame has troubles of her own. Etoh-sensei is trying to give her piano lessons, but she wants nothing to do with him! Nodame would much rather be helping her friend Shinichi–now that a grand hall has been reserved for the Rising Star Orchestra’s big debut . . . and Shinichi must prepare for the biggest show of his life!