Conducted by Emmy Award™ winner George Daugherty, Bugs Bunny at the Symphony celebrates the world's favoriteLooney Tunes characters on-screen with live symphony orchestra accompanimentTimed perfectly for holiday celebrations, this concert celebrates the most famous animation in the world – and its equally famous music – on Friday, December 30 at 7:30 p.m. Warner Bros. Presents Bugs Bunny at the Symphony stars all your favorite Looney Tunes® characters on-screen with live, full symphony orchestra accompaniment by the Colorado Symphony. It's a rare opportunity for adults to enjoy the cartoons they loved as children while introducing the magical world of animation and classical music to children. Conducted by creator George Daugherty, the concert showcases the music ofHollywood composers Carl Stalling and Milt Franklyn, as inspired by the extraordinary classics of Wagner, Rossini, Smetana, Strauss, Tchaikovsky, Grieg, Donizetti, Offenbach, Liszt, and many others. Only obstructed view tickets remain. Call the Colorado Symphony box office at 303.623.7876 for details.
As the composers and orchestrators behind the Looney Tunes®, Stalling and Franklyn expertly composed scores that borrowed from classical music icons, as well as the popular songs of the day. They created some of the best-loved and most adventurous American symphonic compositions of the last century, while introducing classical music to new generations through their sharp but loving re-enactments of Rossini's The Barber of Seville and, amazingly, Wagner’s entire Ring Cycle.
"Their Looney Tunes® film scores are not only unforgettable and irresistible to audiences of all ages, but were composed with such skill and expertise that they are also irresistible to the most discerning symphony orchestra musicians in the world," said Daugherty. "There are very, very few composers in our musical world who cross all those boundaries so brilliantly."