The Runaway Bunny (Roven) facts for kids
The Runaway Bunny is a concerto for violin, reader and orchestra by the contemporary American composer Glen Roven, with text from the classic children's bedtime story The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown. The concerto premiered at Carnegie Hall on April 29, 2008 with Roven conducting the American Symphony Orchestra with Glenn Close narrating.
The broad popularity of Glen Roven's setting of Margaret Wise Brown's text has attracted many international celebrities including:
- Shawn King, introduced by Larry King (performed during the Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon, August 31, 2006)
- Carnegie Hall World Premiere. Brooke Shields was announced, but was not able to perform the World Premiere.
- Glenn Close
- Kate Mulgrew
- Catherine Zeta-Jones
The Runaway Bunny (Roven) Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.