Bugs Bunny at the Symphony

Some days you just have to be thankful. Today I’m extremely thankful that I work in radio and had the opportunity to spend some time with George Daugherty.

Around twenty years ago George created the idea of showing classic cartoons backed by a live orchestra. His show was called Bugs Bunny on Broadway and it has played to many thousands of people around the world at places such as the Hollywood Bowl, the Sydney Opera House, Moscow’s Kremlin Palace and London’s Royal Festival Hall.

Georges’ new show, Bugs Bunny at the Symphony, has been described as a spectacular fusion of classic Warner Bros. cartoons projected on the big screen, accompanied by their original scores played live by the West Australian Symphony Orchestra.

Some of the world’s most popular Looney Tunes characters including Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd, Porky Pig, and of course Bugs Bunny, feature in classics such as What’s Opera, Doc?, The Rabbit of Seville, Long- Haired Hare, A Corny Concerto and many more favourites.

Bugs Bunny at the Symphony will be performed at Burswood Theatre this Friday and Saturday.

Emmy Award winner George Daugherty has conducted almost every major American symphony orchestra as well as a long list of international ensembles. It was an absolute pleasure to have him join me in the 98.5 Sonshine FM studios today. You can hear our conversation by clicking the play button on the audio player at the bottom of this post.

I only wish I could have sat and chatted with George for an hour or two more.

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Rodney Olsen

Rodney is a husband, father, cyclist, blogger and podcaster from Perth Western Australia.

He previously worked in radio for about 25 years but these days he spends his time at Compassion Australia, working towards releasing children from poverty in Jesus' name.

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