Dan Brown, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Da Vinci Code, has a new credential on his already-singular resume: composer of the orchestral music from Wild Symphony, his new illustrated children’s book released on September 1, 2020 by Rodale Kids, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books.
Wild Symphony, Brown’s first work for orchestra, 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 very wild symphony indeed.
The world premiere will be performed by the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Miran Vaupotić, who also conducted the recording of Wild Symphony with the Zagreb Festival Orchestra. For those in attendance, the hall will be kept safe with Wild Symphony-decorated face masks, socially-distant seating with stuffed animals taking up seats between parties, and more. The performance will also be streamed on Dan Brown’s official Facebook page, and will be free for all viewers to tune in and enjoy.