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“Bugs Bunny at the Symphony” comes to The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion tomorrow, Thursday, July 26, at 8:30pm (arrive early for pre-concert activities starting at 7pm in the North Plaza). Featuring the Houston Symphony and conducted and created by Emmy Award™ winner George Daugherty, “Bugs Bunny at the Symphony” is a celebration of the world's favorite Warner Bros. Looney Tunes characters on-screen with live full symphony orchestra accompaniment. The music was composed by legendary Hollywood composers Carl Stalling and Milt Franklyn, as inspired by the extraordinary classics of Wagner, Rossini, Strauss, Tchaikovsky, Offenbach, Liszt, and many others. This new version of the concert celebrates the 20-year legacy of Looney Tunes and orchestral music together “in concert.”
Retaining the most indelible moments from the original production, the concert includes Chuck Jones’ inspired What’s Opera, Doc? and The Rabbit of Seville, while adding in other Warner Bros. classics like Friz Freleng’s Rhapsody Rabbit, and the virtuoso orchestral roller coaster ride of the Road Runner epic, Zoom and Bored, as well as Baton Bunny, Home Tweet Home, A Corny Concerto, Long-Haired Hare and more. Bugs Bunny is joined on-screen by his immensely popular cohorts, including Elmer Fudd, Daffy Duck, Tweety, Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner, Pepe Le Pew, and many others. New to the concert are special guest appearances by Tom and Jerry In The Hollywood Bowl, and spectacular musical montages starring The Flintstones, Scooby-Doo, and other stars from the world of Warner Bros. and Hanna-Barbera.
Tickets are $15 for orchestra seating. Mezzanine and lawn seating are free courtesy of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation and the Lindahl Family Foundation and tickets are not required for free seating. Guests are welcome to have a picnic in their seat or on the hill at Bugs Bunny at the Symphony, keeping in mind that beverages cannot be brought into The Pavilion. Sitting on the hill? Lawn chairs also are provided free for this event! The gates open at 7pm and this event is sponsored in part by Houston Family Magazine. TM & © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.; TM & © Hanna-Barbera; TM & © Turner Entertainment Co.