‘Da Vinci Code’ Author Dan Brown is Performing His Children’s Book With a New Hampshire Symphony
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He's not just an author anymore. Now world-famous New Englander, Dan Brown, can add composer and musician to his resume. Listen to how cool this is.
Dan Brown, who wrote the The Da Vinci Code among so many other incredible conspiracy theory thrillers and mysteries that put him continuously on the New York Times #1 Best Seller list, has written a children's book filled with colorful, beautiful illustrations. It's called Wild Symphony.
You remember The Da Vinci Code, right? It's just one of many of Dan Brown's page-turners that we all read in one sitting. Then, the bonus of it becoming a movie with Tom Hanks was the icing on top of that incredible, intellectual, cryptic adventure that still leaves even scholars questioning the world today.
And that's just one of just one of many novels, movies, and now television shows. I'm literally streaming Dan's Peacock Television original series, The Lost Symbol right now and loving it. Time Magazine even hails Dan as one of the most influential people of our time.
So that all said, it won't surprise you that Wild Symphony isn't just any children's book. Dan composed music to go along with it and now he's going to perform it with the Portsmouth Symphony.
In case you're not aware, Dan was born and raised in Exeter, New Hampshire.
According to the Music Hall in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Wild Symphony has twenty-one musical illustrations of animals and Dan's music accompanies their adventures.
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.
Ticket sales from this performance will benefit both the Music Hall and symphony as they are non-profits. Click here to buy them for this one time only performance, Saturday, April 2 at 2pm.
Meanwhile, if you're not able to get to the performance, you can still hear the music that accompanies Wild Symphony by simply using your cell phone. And, yes, Dan being enthralled with signs and symbols, has hidden letters throughout this book that, when put together, spell out musical instruments.
Dan explains it all in his video directly below.