#1 New York Times Bestselling Author of The Da Vinci Code is performing for the first time in Prague
You’d be hard pushed to find anyone who hasn’t read or at least heard of his gripping plots bringing together science and religion, which Dan Brown tells with such masterful ease. Hats off to the production team at the Czech National Symphony Orchestra for coming up with the fantastic idea of inviting him to bring his timeless compositional debut, Wild Symphony to Prague. And in person no less!
On this occasion we can look forward to seeing Dan Brown step into his composer shoes to explore his insatiable appetite for plots with a strong rhythm and puzzle unravelling ability through the tales of Maestro Mouse and his exciting musical adventures with his animal friends.
The special format boasts delightful illustrations which, via a QR code, also allows you scan over the page with your phone and listen in – something which is sure to appeal to inquisitive souls across the lifespan. On top of the beautiful illustrations, selected animals are also represented by the composer’s musical vision, performed in each case by the orchestra immediately after reading the text dedicated to the respective animal species. This makes it possible to evaluate the extent to which the composer’s musical expression corresponds to the listener's perception.
You’ll have no need for a smart phone at our concert, however as the text will be narrated by none other than Dan Brown himself. Markéta Děrgelová will read the Czech version with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra providing the music.
A musical and visual adventure for children from 0 to 100 years! The composer reads excerpts from his book of the same name with orchestral accompaniment. Stunning illustrations projected onto a big screen add to the experience.
The Czech National Symphony Orchestra has gained a position among both Czech and Europe’s top symphonic ensembles. Renowned for its versatility, the orchestra presents annually a broad program ranging from classical music concerts through contemporary genre, film scores, jazz, or musicals. In its new era, The Czech National Symphony Orchestra is also organizing summer Prague Proms Festival which annually attracts the audience for presenting greatest international performers.
Such composers, conductors, and performers as Ennio Morricone, Lalo Schifrin, James Morrison, Branford & Wynton Marsalis, Pino Donnagio, Giuliano Taviani, José Carreras, Danny Elfman, Vince Mendoza, Giuseppe Tornatore, Carl Davis repeatedly come back to Prague to either record with the orchestra or perform in the beautiful Smetana Hall of Prague´s Municipal House, the home concert stage of the orchestra.
The Czech National Symphony Orchestra was established in 1993 by trumpet player Jan Hasenöhrl. A spiritual father at the birth of the CNSO was the legendary conductor Zdeněk Košler. In the year 1996, the American Paul Freeman took over as Chief Conductor, and remained in this position for fantastic ten years. At the beginning of the year 2007, Maestro Libor Pešek was named the Chief Conductor and as of spring 2019, the role was passed onto American conductor Steven Mercurio (former pupil of Leonard Bernstein and a fantastic musician). We can surely look forward to some exciting projects!