Warner Bros. Presents Bug Bunny At The Symphony At Symphony Center In January

By O'Jay Burgess on Dec 19, 2012 03:22 PM EST

Described as celebrating 20 years of Bugs Bunny on the concert stage by organizers, the brand new edition of Looney Tunes live orchestra will be conducted on Jan. 26 and 27 at the Symphony Center in Chicago.

Conductor George Daugherty will lead the Warner Bros. Symphony Orchestra through new acts such as "Home Tweet Home," "A Scent of the Matterhorn," as well as "Tom and Jerry in The Hollywood Bowl," "The Flintstones," and "Scooby-Doo."

Along with these new pieces, Daugherty and his ensemble will look to perform classics from the Warner Bros. studios such as "What's Opera, Doc?" and "The Rabbit of Seville."

The concert is making its world season premier at the Symphony Center, the show will incorporate just like Disney's concert, massive television screens in the backdrop to the playing orchestra.

Cartoons have been very instrumental tools in getting youngsters interested in classical music. Well-known Chinese pianist Lang Lang said, as a boy growing up in China, it was Tom & Jerry classical music specials that inspired him to get into the field.

Bugs Bunny has been featured in many classical music moments. The popular character sang alongside his nemesis Elmer Fud many a time, the two combined to reenact Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's "The Song of Hiawatha," in 1941 just to give an example.

Classical music this season has already seen the collision of musical art and cartoon art as Disney, along with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra put on a show that featured the works of Stravinsky. Not to be outdone, Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic played alongside fiction characters "Where The Wild Things Are," earlier in the year.

Bugs Bunny- Rabbit of Seville

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