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Warner Bros. presents Bugs Bunny at the Colorado Symphony

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 accompaniment

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PRLog (Press Release) - Dec. 1, 2011 - Timed 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."

At Warner Bros. Presents Bugs Bunny at the Symphony, Denver concertgoers will enjoy Chuck Jones’ inspired What’s Opera, Doc? and The Rabbit of Seville, as well as other Warner Bros. classics such as Friz Freleng’s Rhapsody Rabbit, and the virtuoso orchestral roller coaster ride of the Road Runner epic, Zoom and Bored. 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 more. Audiences will love special guest appearances including 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.

A sequel to Bugs Bunny on Broadway, Warner Bros. Presents Bugs Bunny at the Symphony had its world premiere in May 2010 at The Sydney Opera House, with Daugherty conducting the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. A second premiere took place in July 2010 at The Hollywood Bowl with Daugherty conducting the Los Angeles Philharmonic. The two Hollywood Bowl performances sold out to a total audience of more than 35,000 people in two nights.

Warner Bros. Presents Bugs Bunny at the Symphony is a production of Warner Bros. Consumer Products, and is created and produced by Daugherty and Emmy Award™ winner David Ka Lik Wong, and their award-winning IFX Productions. The concert is exclusively represented worldwide by IMG Artists.

Tickets: Only obstructed view tickets remain. Call the Colorado Symphony Box Office: (303) 623-7876 or (877) 292-7979 or visit in-person in the lobby of Boettcher Concert Hall in the Denver Performing Arts Complex. Hours are Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

About George Daugherty

Daugherty is a frequent guest conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, The Cleveland Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, The Sydney Opera House, American Ballet Theatre, The Danish National Symphony Orchestra, the Munich State Opera, many other major ballet and opera companies, and has conducted virtually every major American and Canadian symphony orchestra, as well as a long list of international ensembles. He has become well-respected for his unique and innovative symphony orchestra concerts and productions. Additionally, he has received five Emmy™ nominations as a producer, director and music director, and he won a Primetime Emmy™ for his ABC Network production of Peter and The Wolf. That production, along with Daugherty’s other television projects (including Rhythm & Ja and the Emmy-winning PBS series Sagwa, The Chinese Siamese Cat) received a total of 11 Emmy™ nominations and numerous other major awards.

About David Ka Lik Wong

David Ka Lik Wong was awarded with a coveted Emmy™ Award for his work as producer on Peter and the Wolf in 1996, and was also nominated for an Emmy™ in 1994 for his work as producer of Rhythm & Jam, the ABC series of Saturday morning music education specials for children. He was producer and technical director for the entire 20 year run of Bugs Bunny On Broadway. Wong co-created the new version of the concert, Warner Bros. Presents Bugs Bunny At The Symphony, which he also produces, and for which we also was one of the producers of the CD recorded live at The Sydney Opera House. Wong was executive producer, writer, and story editor for the Emmy™ Award Winning Sagwa, The Chinese Siamese Cat, and has worked with countless major American and International symphony orchestras on a large variety of concert projects

About the Colorado Symphony

The state’s only full-time professional orchestra, the Colorado Symphony embraces a tradition of musical excellence by presenting a diverse array of symphonic performances throughout the year. Originally established in 1989 as the successor to the Denver Symphony, the Colorado Symphony performs in Boettcher Concert Hall and throughout the Front Range, presenting outstanding education and outreach programs, as well as Masterworks, Pops, Holiday, Family, and the exciting new Inside the Score and Symphony on the Rocks series that have attracted a historic level of first-time concertgoers. By presenting music that is both timeless and inspiring, while taking risks with new musical collaborations and interactive concerts, the Colorado Symphony is attracting more diverse and younger audiences than ever before. The increasing popularity of Colorado Symphony concerts not only re-affirms the artistic excellence of the orchestra, but also reflects the Symphony’s relevance to its Colorado community and deep-rooted enthusiasm for symphonic music felt by so many individuals across the region. For more information about the Colorado Symphony, visit

www.coloradosymphony.org.
http://www.coloradosymphony.org/


LOONEY TUNES and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

THE FLINTSTONES, SCOOBY-DOO and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © Hanna-Barbera.

TOM AND JERRY and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © Turner Entertainment Co.

Media Contact:
Samantha Teter
Director of Marketing & Sales
303.308.2462
steter@coloradosymphony.org

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The state’s only full-time professional orchestra, the Colorado Symphony embraces a tradition of musical excellence by presenting a diverse array of symphonic performances throughout the year. The Colorado Symphony performs in Boettcher Concert Hall and throughout the Front Range, presenting outstanding education and outreach programs, as well as Masterworks, Pops, Holiday, Family, and the exciting new Inside the Score and Symphony on the Rocks series that have attracted a historic level of first-time concertgoers. By presenting music that is both timeless and inspiring, the Colorado Symphony is attracting more diverse and younger audiences than ever before. The increasing popularity of Colorado Symphony concerts not only re-affirms the artistic excellence of the orchestra, but also reflects the Symphony’s relevance to its Colorado community and deep-rooted enthusiasm for symphonic music felt by so many individuals across the region.

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