The international release of Dan Brown’s illustrated children’s book Wild Symphony on September 1, 2020 will be accompanied by concerts worldwide, it was announced today. The author of The Da Vinci Code, has a new credential as composer of the orchestral music from his new book. 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. « My hope for Wild Symphony 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,” Brown says. “I hope audiences have as much fun listening as I had composing.”

With concerts scheduled in more than two dozen countries around the world – including a world premiere in Croatia and events in Germany, Spain, Italy, New Zealand, and Argentina, among others – Brown selected The Music Hall in Portsmouth as the venue where he wanted to host the U.S. premiere of his new symphonic suite.

On November 15, 2020, the Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra will perform Brown’s classical debut as a special benefit presented by the author himself.  Proceeds from ticket sales go to The Music Hall and the Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra, both non-profit arts organizations from Brown’s hometown.

“The Music Hall has been the site of similar premiere events for the Angels & Demons and Inferno movies,” says the author, “and I thought it would be fun to premiere this new musical project in the U.S. as a benefit for my local community.”

The U.S. launch will be preceded by a world premiere concert featuring the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra on October 10, 2020 at Lisinski Hall in Zagreb, Croatia, where the recording of Wild Symphony occurred.

“It seems more than fitting to present Dan’s work right where it was captured in the studio,” says Bob Lord, music producer of the project and CEO of PARMA Recordings, which served as the production team for the musical elements of this unique multimedia endeavor.

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