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World premiere of version
Johnson Theatre, Paul Creative Arts, Durham, NH
Dan Brown, narrator / University of New Hampshire Wind Symphony
Composer's Notes

Dan Brown—the man behind the #1 best-selling publishing phenomenon The Da Vinci Code—is known for exciting twists, turns, and surprises. His newest surprise, Wild Symphony, unveils the novelist as a lifelong musician and composer who was inspired at a young age by Peter and the Wolf, The Carnival of the Animals, and The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra.

Featuring nearly two dozen musical portraits drawn from the animal kingdom, Wild Symphony springs to life on stage and is poised to become an instant children’s classic. From the joyous rhythms of “Bouncing Kangaroo” to the mysterious melodies of “Wondrous Whale” to the hair-raising harmonies of “Brilliant Bat,” this is a very wild symphony indeed.

“My hope for Wild Symphony,” Brown says, “is to provide a fun, fresh opportunity for families, parents, children, and people of all ages to reconnect with the magical experience of classical music both in the concert hall and in the home. I hope audiences have as much fun listening as I had composing.”

Wild Symphony is accompanied by a vibrantly illustrated New York Times bestselling children’s book of the same title, which has been translated in more than 20 countries worldwide.


  1. Maestro Mouse
  2. Woodbird Welcome
  3. Bouncing Kangaroo
  4. Clumsy Kittens
  5. The Ray
  6. Happy Hippo
  7. Frogs In A Bog
  8. Anxious Ostrich
  9. The Armadillo shell
  10. Dancing Boar
  11. Impatient Ponies
  12. Wondrous Whale
  13. Cheetah Chase
  14. Eager Elephant
  15. Rat Attack
  16. Busy Beetles
  17. Spiders On A Web
  18. Brilliant Bat
  19. Swan In The Mist
  20. Cricket Lullaby
  21. Maestro Mouse Reprise
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