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BUGS BUNNY AT THE SYMPHONY II to Play The Majestic Theatre, April 3-4

The San Antonio Symphony is going "Looney," in April with the Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II 25th anniversary concert, which features a spectacular fusion of classical music and classic animation that celebrates the most famous and beloved cartoons in the world - and their equally famous music, April 3-4.

Conducted by Emmy Award winner George Daugherty, and created and produced by Daugherty and Emmy Award winning producer David Ka Lik Wong, Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II is a celebration of the world's favorite Warner Bros. Looney Tunes characters on-screen with live full symphony orchestra accompaniment by the San Antonio Symphony.

"Looney Tunes helped introduce classical music to millions of families across the country in a fun, exciting way through the magic of cartoons," said San Antonio Symphony President David Gross. "Now in its 25th season, we are pleased to present George Daugherty's magnificent combination of classic animation and spectacular symphonic music to another generation of families."

The concert will celebrate a 25-year-legacy of Looney Tunes featuring Bugs Bunny and his legendary cartoon cohorts including Elmer Fudd, Pepe Le Pew, Daffy Duck, Tweety and Sylvester, Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner, and many others. Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II includes Chuck Jones' inspired What's Opera, Doc? (with music by Milt Franklyn based on Wagner's "Ring Cycle"), and The Rabbit of Seville, with music by Carl W. Stalling based on Rossini's Overture to The Barber of Seville. The concert adds in other Warner Bros. classics like Friz Freleng's Rhapsody Rabbit, with music by Carl W. Stalling based on Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2. and the virtuoso orchestral roller coaster ride of the Road Runner epic, Zoom and Bored.

The concert will also have three Daffy Duck epics - Show Biz Bugs, Duck Amuck, and Robin Hood Daffy - and a trio of love songs by the world's most scent-challenged crooner, Pepe Le Pew. New to the concert are special guest appearances by Tom and Jerry In The Hollywood Bowl, and two eye-popping brand-new Warner Bros. 3D theatrical shorts: I Tawt I Taw a Puddy Tat and Coyote Falls.

In addition, families will be able to take photos with Looney Tunes characters who will make special guest appearances at the Majestic Theatre before the concert and during intermission. This production is the second critically-acclaimed sequel to Bugs Bunny on Broadway, the record-setting orchestra-and-film concert that pioneered a whole new genre of symphony orchestra entertainment when it debuted on Broadway in 1990. In 2010, this concert franchise - which has played to over 2.5 million people worldwide - received standing ovations and rave reviews when a new version - Bugs Bunny at The Symphony - received it's double world premiere at The Hollywood Bowl with The Los Angeles Philharmonic, and at The Sydney Opera House, with The Sydney Symphony. Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II premiered in 2013, again with the LA Philharmonic at The Hollywood Bowl. For more information about Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II, visit www.bugsbunnyatthesymphony.net.

About the George Daugherty: Conductor George Daugherty is one of the classical music world's most diverse artists. In addition to his 25-year conducting career which has included appearances with the world's leading orchestras, ballet companies, opera houses, and concert artists, Daugherty is also an Emmy Award-winning / five-time Emmy nominated creator whose professional profile includes major credits as a director, writer, and producer for television, film, innovative and unique concerts, and the live theater.

Daugherty is a frequent guest conductor of the San Francisco Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Houston Symphony, Dallas Symphony, London's Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, and the Sydney Opera House, among others. He makes his debut with The New York Philharmonic at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center in May 2015. In 1990, Daugherty created, directed, and conducted the hit Broadway musical Bugs Bunny On Broadway, a live-orchestra-and-film stage production which sold-out its extended run at New York's Gershwin Theatre on Broadway, and has since played to critical acclaim and sold-out houses all over the world. The Bugs Bunny symphonic concert tradition continued when Daugherty and producing partner David Lik Wong launched a new version, "Bugs Bunny At The Symphony," in 2010, with double World Premieres at the Sydney Opera House with the Sydney Symphony, and the Hollywood Bowl with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and Bugs Bunny at The Symphony II in 2013, again with a world premiere at The Hollywood Bowl, with the LA Phil. Daugherty is also the executive producer, conductor, and creator of the touring concert Rodgers & Hammerstein on Stage and Screen.

About the San Antonio Symphony: The San Antonio Symphony is a non-profit performing arts organization with the mission to inspire and enrich our community by vigorously influencing the artistic fabric of San Antonio through excellent symphonic performance, education and service. The San Antonio Symphony, with more than 70 professional musicians, serves over 130,000 people per year including 45,000 students.

To purchase tickets, call the Tobin Center Box Office at (210) 223-8624.

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