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December 29, 2014

Dec. 29, 2014

Contact: Rachel Dellinger
KSO Director of Communications
Direct: 865-521-2317 Cell: 865-660-3037
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The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra will perform Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II, part of the Knoxville News Sentinel Pops Series. The concert featuring beloved Looney Tunes characters will take place on Saturday, January 17 at 8 p.m. at the Civic Auditorium and is sponsored by Twin City Dealerships. Tickets range from $35 – $89. View seats and purchase tickets.

Creator and conductor George Daughtery will lead the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra in music from familiar Warner Bros. cartoons. Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II celebrates the world’s most beloved Looney Tunes and their legendary stars projected on the big screen while their extraordinary original scores are played live.

“I had two very strong reasons behind my desire to create Bugs Bunny at the Symphony,” said creator and conductor George Daugherty. “The first stemmed from my great memories of these cartoons from my own childhood. My second reason was a really strong desire to create a concert which pulls people into the concert hall who might not otherwise come. This concert, just like the cartoons, has also introduced a lot of ADULTS (as well as kids) to the incredible magic of the symphony orchestra, and then they come back for what we like to call ‘normal’ concerts.”

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. Retaining the most indelible moments from the original production, Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II includes Chuck Jones’ inspired What’s Opera, Doc? and The Rabbit of Seville, while adding in other Warner Bros. classics like Friz Freleng’s Rhapsody Rabbit, and the virtuoso orchestral roller coaster ride of the Road Runner epic, Zoom and Bored.

Bugs Bunny is joined on-screen by his immensely popular cohorts, including Elmer Fudd, Daffy Duck, Tweety, Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner, and many others.  New to the concert are special guest appearances by Tom and Jerry In The Hollywood Bowl, three of the funniest Daffy Duck epics ever made – 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.

Tickets may be purchased by calling 865-291-3310 or visiting our website. Single tickets range from $35.00 – $89.00. Groups of 10 or more can purchase tickets at a discounted rate by calling 521-2337.