The orchestra/film concert "Bugs Bunny at the Symphony" will celebrate its 25th anniversary this year with a 20-city U.S. and Canada tour.

April 6, 2018

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Warner Bros. Consumer Products is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the orchestra/film concert "Bugs Bunny at the Symphony" this year with a 20-city U.S. and Canada tour that will include special gala events with the New York Philharmonic and the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

Launched in 1990, the concert was created by Primetime Emmy-award winners George Daugherty and David Ka Lik Wong. The concert features animated Looney Tunes shorts set against the backdrop of classically infused original scores.

Throughout the years the concert has played to millions of fans all over the world in venues ranging from the Sydney Opera House to the Hollywood Bowl to Severance Hall to Royal Festival Hall.

“We’re honored to be celebrating 25 years of Bugs Bunny at the Symphony as it continues to entertain generations of fans at landmark venues around the world,” says Karen McTier, executive vice president, Warner Bros. Consumer Products. “Music has always been at the heart of the beloved Looney Tunes, and we are thrilled to continue to bring music, laughter and artistic inspiration to worldwide audiences in this celebratory tour.”

Now the concert franchise will travel from coast to coast across North America to celebrate its milestone 25th anniversary.

The New York Philharmonic will perform a sold out anniversary edition of the concert May 14-16 at the Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center, conducted by Daugherty and with special guest Whoopi Goldberg. Looney Tunes costume characters will also be on-hand, courtesy of Six Flags Great Adventure and Safari.

Celebrations will then travel to the West Coast Aug. 14-15 with an event being put on by the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl that will serve as the world premiere of "Long-Haired Hare" and the concert premiere of "Rabid Rider," a new 3D Looney Tunes shorts.

Before and after the New York and Los Angeles special gala performances, the concert will tour from coast to coast in the U.S. and Canada.

“I am honored to be associated with this concert series for almost its entire 25 year history,” says Steven A. Linder, senior vice president, global head of attractions, IMG Artists, the worldwide booking and management agency for both concerts. “And I am equally thrilled to be part of this project, as so brilliantly conceived by George Daugherty and David Ka Lik Wong. All of us at IMG Artists are so proud to be part of this project as it reaches its milestone 25th anniversary.”

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