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Bugs Bunny at the Symphony kicks off Free Performing Arts Season at The Pavilion

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The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion kicked off its performing arts season on Tuesday, June 18 with Bugs Bunny at The Symphony, a blend of classical music and classic animation, with the Houston Symphony. As part of The Pavilion’s nonprofit mission and to ensure that the arts are accessible to everyone, all seating was completely free with no tickets required.

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While the audience enjoyed watching favorite Looney Tunes characters on the big screen, the Houston Symphony played the fantastical mixture of classical and modern symphony pieces that originally scored these iconic cartoons. A dozen of the world’s most iconic Looney Tunes, including, What’s Opera, Doc?, The Rabbit of Seville, Corny Concerto, Baton Bunny, Long-Haired Hare, and many others—plus five brand-new animated shorts – were projected on the big screen, while their exhilarating original scores were played live by the Houston Symphony, under the direction of Emmy Award-winning conductor, George Daugherty.

Created by George Daugherty and David Ka Lik Wong, Bugs Bunny at The Symphony took the symphony orchestra world by storm and pioneered the brand-new concept of “live orchestra and big screen” concerts.  Since its legendary Broadway premiere at The Gershwin Theatre, the original concert has circumnavigated the globe several times over, playing to millions of people worldwide in iconic venues. It’s the perfect introduction to the symphony for a young family, and it’s sure to feature some classical deep cuts you never expected to star alongside the most famous rabbit in the world.

Pre-show activities began at 7 p.m. and included photo opportunities, an arts & crafts booth, themed games, an instrument petting zoo, and sponsor activations.

The next performing arts show at The Pavilion, The Music of Pink Floyd, will be held next Wednesday, June 28. You’ve heard rocking symphonies before – but never quite like this! Whether you’ve loved Pink Floyd since the beginning, adore complex classical music, or just want to experience something new – this show is for you. Learn more about the free show here.

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