George Daugherty Conductor
“Bugs Bunny At The Symphony” returns to The Philadelphia Orchestra on June 25, 26, and 27, in a sparkling new edition celebrating the 30th Anniversary of this critically-acclaimed concert, as well as the 80th birthday of its star, Bugs Bunny himself. Combining over a dozen beloved classic Looney Tunes projected on the big screen while The Philadelphia Orchestra plays the classical music-infused original scores live, this concert has packed concert halls all over the world for three decades, including its most recent sold-out Kimmel Center Verizon Hall engagement in 2019. This new version features many new additions to the concert, as well as iconic favorites like “What’s Opera, Doc?,” “The Rabbit of Seville,” “Baton Bunny,” “Long-Haired Hare,” and “Corny Concerto.” New additions to the concert include two newly-produced Warner Bros. animated shorts, “Dynamite Dance” and the 3D “Fur of Flying.” The concert is conducted by George Daugherty, and created by George Daugherty and David Ka Lik Wong. Bugs Bunny turns 80 on July 27, 2020, which marks the 80th anniversary of the debut of the very first short staring Bugs, “A Wild Hare.” Warner Bros. will mark Bugs’ birthday with a worldwide celebration during 2020, of which the Philadelphia Orchestra performances of “Bugs Bunny at the Symphony” will be a major highlight.