Photo: Sistema New Brunswick Children’s Orchestra Performs Wild Symphony with author Dan Brown

Wild Symphony continued its romp around the world this month, recently landing in New Brunswick with the Sistema New Brunswick Children’s Orchestra, who together with author Dan Brown gave several live performances of the critically acclaimed production to a viewership of over 10,000 people.

“An absolute labor of love. I’m so deeply moved to be here and hear this youth orchestra… these are little kids with incredible chops,” Brown told CTV News Atlantic. “It really has been my dream for this project ever since it was created and to have it happen here, it was just really moving… These kids are so good. They’re so talented, so enthusiastic and now I’ve met a whole bunch of them.”

Author Dan Brown | photo by Government of New Brunswick (@Gov_NB) via X

After several days of rehearsal, performances began on June 11 with three concerts at Moncton, New Brunswick’s Wesleyan Celebration Centre. The ensemble closed out their shows with Brown the following day at St. Andrews’ Kingsbrae Amphitheatre, an outdoor venue where thousands gathered on the lawn to witness the young musicians bring the bestselling author’s orchestral portrait of the animal kingdom to life.

The Sistema NB Children’s Orchestra includes over 100 musicians, 14 years of age and younger. The curriculum and livestream performance was shared with all New Brunswick schools, the Sistema Canada Network, and El Sistema USA, which encompasses more than 150 programs and tens of thousands of children and youth in North America.

Watch Brown’s full interview with CTV News Atlantic here.

Wild Symphony reaches stages across the globe. Follow the link below for information on each concert in Canada and to see where the critically acclaimed production will land next.