Warner Bros. presents Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II

2019-07-05 19:00 2019-07-06 21:00 60 Canada/Eastern 🎟 NAC: Warner Bros. presents Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II

https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/21094

Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II celebrates the world’s most beloved Looney Tunes and their legendary stars projected on the big screen -- Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd, Pepe Le Pew, Tweety, Sylvester, Wile E. Coyote, and Road Runner -- while their extraordinary original scores are played LIVE by your NAC Orchestra. Conducted by George Daugherty, and created by George Daugherty and David Ka Lik Wong, this concert (and its predecessors Bugs Bunny On...

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Southam Hall,1 Elgin Street,Ottawa,Canada
July 5 - 6, 2019

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Program

Last updated: June 25, 2019

ACT I

The Dance of the Comedians
from The Bartered Bride by Bedřich Smetana

THE WARNER BROS. FANFARE 
Music by Max Steiner

“MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG” (“The Merrie Melodies Theme”)
Music by Charles Tobias, Murray Mencher & Eddie Cantor
Arranged and orchestrated by Carl W. Stalling

“BATON BUNNY”
Music by Milt Franklyn
Based on the Overture to Morning, Noon, and Night in Vienna by Franz von Suppé
Story by Michael Maltese
Animation direction by CHUCK JONES & ABE LEVITOW

“SHOW BIZ BUGS”
Music by Milt Franklyn
“Jeepers Creepers” by Harry Warren & Johnny Mercer
“Those Endearing Young Charms” Irish Folk Melody
Lyrics by Thomas Moore
Story by Warren Foster
Animation direction by FRIZ FRELENG

“RHAPSODY RABBIT” 
Music by Carl W. Stalling
Based on Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 by Franz Liszt
Piano solo performed by Jakob Gimpel
Story by Tedd Pierce & Michael Maltese
Animation direction by FRIZ FRELENG
 

“JOHANN MOUSE” (Scenes)
Music by Scott Bradley, after Johann Strauss II
Piano solos by Jakob Gimpel
Narrated by Hans Conried
Story and Animation direction by WILLIAM HANNA & JOSEPH BARBERA
and
“TOM AND JERRY IN THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL”
Music by Johann Strauss II
(Overture to Die Fledermaus)
Music originally arranged by Scott Bradley
Story and Animation direction by WILLIAM HANNA & JOSEPH BARBERA
 

“BACK ALLEY OPROAR” (Scene) 
Music by Carl W. Stalling
“Largo Al Factotum” from The Barber of Seville by Gioacchino Rossini
Story by Michael Maltese & Tedd Pierce
Animation direction by FRIZ FRELENG

“ZOOM AND BORED”  
Music by Carl W. Stalling & Milt Franklyn
Based on “The Dance of the Comedians” from The Bartered Bride by Bedřich Smetana
Story by Michael Maltese
Animation direction by CHUCK JONES
 

PEPE LE PEW, LE CHANTEUR ROMANTIQUE
“FOR SCENT-IMENTAL REASONS”
(Scenes)   
Music by Carl W. Stalling
Story by Michael Maltese
Animation direction by CHUCK JONES

“A SCENT OF THE MATTERHORN” (Scene)   
Music by Milt Franklyn
“Tiptoe Through The Tulips” Music by Joe Burke, Lyrics by Al Dubin
Story and Animation direction by CHUCK JONES

“SCENT-IMENTAL ROMEO” (Scenes) 
Music by Carl W. Stalling
“Baby Face” Music by Harry Akst, Lyrics by Benny Davis
Story by Michael Maltese
Animation direction by CHUCK JONES
 

“THE RABBIT OF SEVILLE”  
Music by Carl W. Stalling
Based on the Overture to The Barber of Seville by Gioacchino Rossini
Story by Michael Maltese
Animation direction by CHUCK JONES
 

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ACT II

PRELUDE TO ACT III OF LOHENGRIN 
by Richard Wagner
 

“RABID RIDER”
Music by Christopher Lennertz
Executive Producer Sam Register
Story by Tom Sheppard
Animation direction by MATTHEW O’CALLAGHAN
and
“COYOTE FALLS”
Music by Christopher Lennertz
Story by Tom Sheppard
Executive Producer Sam Register
Story and Animation direction by MATTHEW O’CALLAGHAN
 

“LONG-HAIRED HARE” (Scene)
Music by Carl W. Stalling after Wagner, von Suppé, Donizetti & Rossini
Story by Michael Maltese
Animation direction by CHUCK JONES

“ROBIN HOOD DAFFY” (Scenes)
Music by Milt Franklyn
Story by Michael Maltese
Animation direction by CHUCK JONES

“WHAT’S OPERA, DOC?”
Music by Milt Franklyn
Based upon music from The Flying DutchmanDie Walküre, Siegfried, Götterdämmerung,
Rienzi & Tannhäuser by Richard Wagner
Story by Michael Maltese
Animation direction by CHUCK JONES

MERRIE MELODIES “THAT’S ALL FOLKS” 
Music arranged and orchestrated by Carl W. Stalling
Voice characterization by Noel Blanc

Program subject to change without notice.


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Official Website: BugsBunnyAtTheSymphony.net

Original Soundtrack Recording on WATERTOWER MUSIC: watertower-music.com

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LOONEY TUNES and all related characters and elements
© & TM Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

TOM AND JERRY and all related characters and elements
© & TM Turner Entertainment Co. WB SHIELD: TM & © WBEI. (s19)

Credits

Starring BUGS BUNNY

Conducted by GEORGE DAUGHERTY

Created and produced by GEORGE DAUGHERTY & DAVID KA LIK WONG

Also starring 
ELMER FUDD | DAFFY DUCK | PORKY PIG | WILE E. COYOTE | ROAD RUNNER TWEETY | SYLVESTER | PEPE LE PEW | PENELOPE PUSSYCAT | GRANNY | GIOVANNI JONES

…and special guest appearance by TOM AND JERRY

Music by CARL W. STALLING | MILT FRANKLYN | SCOTT BRADLEY
Based on the works of Wagner, Rossini, von Suppé, J. Strauss II, Smetana, Liszt, Mendelssohn & Donizetti

Animation Direction by
CHUCK JONES | FRIZ FRELENG | ROBERT CLAMPETT | TEX AVERY | ROBERT McKIMSON | ABE LEVITOW | WILLIAM HANNA | JOSEPH BARBERA

Voice Characterizations by
MEL BLANC & ARTHUR Q. BRYAN as Elmer Fudd
FORAY, HANS CONRIED & NICOLAI SHUTOROV as Giovanni Jones

Rabid Rider & Coyote Falls
Directed by MATTHEW O’CALLAGHAN
Music by  CHRISTOPHER LENNERTZ

Produced in Association with IF/X PRODUCTIONS SAN FRANCISCO

Production, Creative and Touring Staff

Creator, Music Director, Conductor & Producer: George Daugherty

Creator, Producer, Technical Director & Tour Director: David Ka Lik Wong

Production Touring Musicians (Rotating):
Jo Pusateri, Principal Percussion and Slide Guitar (glissando)
Kelly Hale, Principal Pianist
Leo Marchildon, Co-Principal Pianist and Slide Guitar (glissando)
Keisuke Nakagoshi, Co-Principal Pianist
Brenda Vahur, Co-Principal Pianist
Robert Schietroma, Principal Percussion Emeritus

Co-Producer/Co-productrice : Amy Minter

Art Director, CGI Producer and Graphics: Melinda Lawton

Editors : George Daugherty, David Ka Lik Wong, Scott Draper, Mark Beutel & Peter Koff
Special thanks to Keep Me Posted & Burbank

Special Effects and CGI, Animation Editor: Shawn Carlson

Sound Design, Sound Effects and Re-Mastering: Robb Wenner & John Larabee

Audio Mixer and Tour Sound Supervisor: Marty Bierman & Robb Wenner

New CGI Animation Elements: Lawton Design

New Animation Elements: Warner Bros. Animation

Audio CD Producers: George Daugherty, David Ka Lik Wong & Steve Linder

Sound Effects Editors: Robb Wenner & John Larabee

Music Supervisor: David Ka Lik Wong & Caryn Rasmussen

Click Masters: Mako Sujishi, Robb Wenner, John Larabee & Kristopher Carter

Music Transcription and restoration: Ron Goldstein, Caryn Rasmussen, Leo Marchildon, Robert Schietroma, Cameron Patrick, Robert Guillory, Charles Fernandez
Special thanks to USC/Warner Bros. Music Archives

Music Copyists: Caryn Rasmussen, Robert Schietroma, Michael Hernandez, John Norine, Jeff Turner, Valle Music, Judy Green Music

Webmaster and Website Designer: Lorelei McCollough

Video and audio production coordinated and executed by: IF/X Productions San Francisco

Exclusive Worldwide Representation: Brett Green

IF/X WISHES TO EXTEND ITS SPECIAL THANKS TO:
Warner Bros.; Warner Bros., Consumer Products; Warner Bros. Animation; WaterTower Music;
The Sydney Symphony, The Sydney Opera House, and The Sydney Opera House Recording Studios and Facilities; The Power Station Recording Studios, New York;  U.S.C. Film School | Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television; U.S.C. Film/Music Archives; U.C.L.A. Film Archives; The Chuck Jones Center for Creativity; Chuck Jones Enterprises; Linda Jones Productions; Post Effects Chicago;  Screen Magazine; and very special personal thanks to Isabelle Zakin, Bruce Triplett, Foote Kirkpatrick, Ruth L. Ratny, Mike Fayette, Rick Gehr, Melinda Lawton & Charlene Daugherty.

George Daugherty dedicates this concert to the memory of his mother, Charlene Elizabeth Daugherty.

BUGS BUNNY AT THE SYMPHONY II had its world premiere on July 5, 2013, at the Hollywood Bowl, with the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

BUGS BUNNY AT THE SYMPHONY had its world premieres on May 7, 2010, at the Sydney Opera House with the Sydney Symphony; and July 16, 2010, at the Hollywood Bowl, with the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

BUGS BUNNY ON BROADWAY had its world premiere on June 16, 1990 at the San Diego Civic Theatre; its Broadway premiere at the Gershwin Theatre, New York City, on October 2, 1990; and its international premiere on May 15, 1996 at the Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia.

Artists

  • bugs-head-shot-2
    Featuring Bugs Bunny
  • george-daugherty-2013-headshot-2
    Creator and Conductor George Daugherty
  • david-ka-lik-wong-emmy-photo
    Creator and Executive Producer David Ka Lik Wong
  • season stage manager Tobi Hunt McCoy