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On Sunday, November 29, join PARMA Music Festival and the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra for a roaring performance of #1 New York Times bestselling author Dan Brown’s Wild Symphony.
Wild Symphony, an illustrated children’s book and classical music release, features twenty-one musical portraits drawn from the animal kingdom. From the joyous rhythms of “Bouncing Kangaroo” to the mysterious melodies of “Wondrous Whale” to the hair-raising harmonies of “Brilliant Bat,” Wild Symphony is a delight for music lovers of all ages. In this performance narrated by Snezhina Petrova, the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra led by conductor Nayden Todorov, will present Wild Symphony in its entirety, streamed live from the historic Bulgaria Hall.
This performance, hosted by the 501(c)3 non-profit PARMA Music Festival, is open for all to stream and enjoy.
Dan Brown is the author of numerous #1 bestselling novels, including The Da Vinci Code, which has become one of the bestselling novels of all time as well as the subject of intellectual debate among readers and scholars. Brown’s novels are published in 56 languages around the world with over 200 million copies in print.
In 2005, Brown was named one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by TIME Magazine, whose editors credited him with “keeping the publishing industry afloat; renewed interest in Leonardo da Vinci and early Christian history; spiking tourism to Paris and Rome; a growing membership in secret societies; the ire of Cardinals in Rome; eight books denying the claims of the novel and seven guides to read along with it; a flood of historical thrillers; and a major motion picture franchise.”
The son of a mathematics teacher and a church organist, Brown was raised on a prep school campus where he developed a fascination with the paradoxical interplay between science and religion. These themes eventually formed the backdrop for his books. He is a graduate of Amherst College and Phillips Exeter Academy, where he later returned to teach English before focusing his attention full time to writing. He lives in New England with his yellow lab Winston.
The Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra has long established itself as one of the leading institutions in Bulgaria’s musical life, representative of the overall contemporary musical culture of the country. The high artistic achievements and the active concert activity in Bulgaria and around the world attract both the traditional audience and more and more young connoisseurs of classical music.
In its eighty-nine years of creative history, the Sofia Philharmonic has passed a long intensive path of artistic growth, associated with the names of prominent musicians such as Sasha Popov, Konstantin Iliev, Dobrin Petkov, Vasil Stefanov, Vasil Kazandjiev, Vladi Simeonov, Dimitar Mano Dafov, Emil Tabakov, Yulian Kovachev, Martin Panteleev…
The repertoire of the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra includes works from all over the world music literature – from classics to the most modern opuses, including premiere performances of dozens of Bulgarian works.
Since the beginning of 2017, the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra has been conducted by the famous Bulgarian conductor Nayden Todorov.
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