Brown’s musical children’s book Wild Symphony, which features orchestral music composed by the author himself, was released in stores in September. The orchestral music will be premiered live onstage in Croatia on October 9, with Brown as narrator.
World famous author Dan Brown’s new musical children’s book, Wild Symphony, released on September 1 to critical acclaim, charting high on The New York Times Bestsellers list. The orchestral music of Wild Symphony, composed by Brown himself, receives its world premiere on October 9, performed live onstage by the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Miran Vaupotic, with Dan Brown as narrator. Upcoming performances in the US, South America, Europe, and Asia will be announced shortly.
> Watch the livestream on October 9 at 2pm ET / 7pm GMT
The book offers nearly two dozen portraits drawn from the animal kingdom, accompanied by pithy poetry with a positive message, playful illustrations, and original audience-friendly orchestral music, from the joyous rhythms of “Bouncing Kangaroo” to the mysterious melodies of “Wondrous Whale” and the hair-raising harmonies of “Brilliant Bat.”
> Learn more about Wild Symphony
Critics have offered the following praise of Brown’s symphonic book project:
"A delightful musical debut sure to be a hit at story hours."
–School Library Journal, Starred Review
"A wide-ranging, peppy blend of rhyming poems, puzzles, motivational messages, and music."
"The king of conspiracy thrillers opts for a distinct change of pace with his first children's picture book; a heartwarming, humorous tale about the wonder of music and the joy of a good puzzle. Fully interactive, with a smartphone app that plays each character's signature song and a plethora of brainteasers hidden within its beautifully illustrated pages, Wild Symphony is an uplifting treat for the very young."
> Further information on Work: Wild Symphony
Book cover artwork: Courtesy of Rodale Kids, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books; illustrated by Susan Batori
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