Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II

The New York Philharmonic

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New York Philharmonic & Warner Bros. Present Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II

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Location

David Geffen Hall

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Price Range

$60-$145

Duration

2 hours with intermission

Date & Times

17

May, 2019

Friday, 8:00 PM

18

May, 2019

Saturday, 2:00 PM

18

May, 2019

Saturday, 8:00 PM

Event Info

This concert is a Special Event of the 2018–19 season.

Classical music gets a fun twist with the Wascally Wabbit and friends. Enjoy classic Looney Tunes projected on the big screen, with their original scores performed live by the Philharmonic. Created by George Daugherty & David Ka Lik Wong.

Family-friendly. Open to everyone ages 4 and up.

Program To Include

Smetana

The Dance of the Comedians from The Bartered Bride

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Steiner

The Warner Bros. Fanfare

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Tobias, Mencher. & Cantor / Arr. & Orch. Stalling

Merrily We Roll Along (The Merrie Melodies Theme)

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Franklyn

Baton Bunny (based on Suppé’s Morning, Noon, and Night in Vienna Overture; animation direction by Chuck Jones and Abe Levitow)

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Franklyn

Show Biz Bugs (animation direction by Friz Freleng)

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Stalling

Rhapsody Rabbit (based on Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No. 1; animation direction by Friz Freleng)

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J. Strauss II / Arr. S. Bradley

Johann Mouse (after music by Johann Strauss II; animation direction by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera)

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J. Strauss II / Arr. S. Bradley

Tom and Jerry in the Hollywood Bowl (based on Johann Strauss II’s Die Fledermaus Overture; animation direction by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera)

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Stalling

Back Alley Oproar (based on Rossini’s Largo al factotum from The Barber of Seville; animation direction by Friz Freleng)

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Stalling & Franklyn

Zoom and Bored (based on The Dance of the Comedians from Smetana’s The Bartered Bride; animation direction by Chuck Jones)

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Stalling

For Scent-imental Reasons (animation direction by Chuck Jones)

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Stalling

A Scent of the Matterhorn (animation direction by Chuck Jones)

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Stalling

Scent-imental Romeo (animation direction by Chuck Jones)

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Stalling

The Rabbit of Seville (based on Rossini’s The Barber of Seville Overture; animation direction by Chuck Jones)

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Wagner

Prelude to Act III of Lohengrin

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Christopher Lennertz

Rabid Rider (animation direction by Matthew O’Callaghan)

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Christopher Lennertz

Coyote Falls (animation direction by Matthew O’Callaghan)

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Stalling

Long-Haired Hare (animation direction by Chuck Jones)

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Franklyn

Robin Hood Daffy (animation direction by Chuck Jones)

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Franklyn

What’s Opera, Doc? (animation direction by Chuck Jones)

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Tobias, Mencher. & Cantor / Arr. & Orch. Stalling

Merrie Melodies: That’s All Folks

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Artists

George Daugherty

Conductor

George Daugherty

Conductor

George Daugherty

Conductor

George Daugherty has conducted more than 125 American and international orchestras and earned a Primetime Emmy Award, five Emmy nominations, and numerous other awards for his work in television and film. He made his New York Philharmonic debut in 2015 with four sold-out concerts at David Geffen Hall, and recently returned to guest conduct The Philadelphia Orchestra and made his debut with the Boston Pops and Detroit Symphony Orchestra. He has conducted the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl and the National Symphony Orchestra at Wolf Trap, appearing with each orchestra more than 20 times. Other recent appearances include the Pittsburgh and San Francisco Symphony Orchestras, The Cleveland Orchestra, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, and the Hong Kong Philharmonic. He has been a frequent guest conductor at the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Symphony Orchestra, with which he has also recorded, and with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra in London and on tour, including to the United States and Canada with Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer. 

Mr. Daugherty has also conducted the Dallas, Houston, Seattle, Baltimore, Montreal, Milwaukee, Buffalo, Vancouver, Toronto, Atlanta, Fort Worth, San Antonio, Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Louisville, Syracuse, Winnipeg, Columbus, Edmonton, North Carolina, Charlotte, Delaware, Phoenix, New Orleans, Grant Park, Pacific, Danish National, Moscow, West Australia, Melbourne, and Adelaide symphony orchestras; Rochester, Calgary, Malaysian, and New Japan philharmonic orchestras; National Arts Centre Orchestra, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Ireland’s RTÉ Concert Orchestra, Russian National Orchestra, Auckland Philharmonia, and Orquesta Sinfónica de Venezuela; and the major Italian opera houses of Rome, Florence, Torino, and Reggio Emilia. He has conducted for ballet dancers including Baryshnikov and Nureyev; American Ballet Theatre, Bavarian Staatsoper Ballet, Teatro alla Scala Ballet, and Teatro Regio di Torino; and served as music director of Ballet Chicago, Chicago City Ballet, Louisville Ballet, and Ballet San Jose.

George Daugherty received a Primetime Emmy as executive producer of ABC’s animation and live-action production of Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf, which he also directed, wrote, and conducted, and for which he was also Emmy-nominated for Outstanding Music Direction. He was executive producer and writer of the PBS / Sesame Workshop children’s series Sagwa, The Chinese Siamese Cat, and received an Emmy nomination for his ABC network music education specials. Mr. Daugherty created the Bugs Bunny symphonic concert legacy in 1990, which has since played to millions of people worldwide.

Learn more about George Daugherty
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Special Thanks

Programs for Families at the New York Philharmonic are presented by Daria and Eric Wallach.

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