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WARNER BROS. PRESENTS “BUGS BUNNY AT THE SYMPHONY II” FEATURING SINFONIA GULF COAST, MARCH 25  This spring Sinfonia Gulf Coast is more animated than usual. On Saturday, March 25 “Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II” celebrates the world’s favorite classic Looney Tunes, projected on the big screen, while the Sinfonia Gulf Coast performs their exhilarating, original Carl Stalling scores live. The concert will be performed at 7 p.m. at the Emerald Coast Convention Center, located at 1250 Miracle Strip Pkwy. SE in Fort Walton Beach. Keeping the tempo on the Emerald Coast’s cultural scene since its founding in 2005, Sinfonia Gulf Coast maintains the tradition of “symphony redefined” as the region’s only fully professional symphony orchestra. “We are thrilled Bugs Bunny could hop into our 11th annual season line up,” said Sinfonia Gulf Coast founder and music director Demetrius Fuller. “The response has been great and we look forward to seeing music lovers of all ages at the symphony.” Acclaimed as the master of animation music, Stalling’s soundscapes take audiences on a roller coaster ride of rhythm, melody, and harmony, inspired by the great works of Wagner, Rossini, Johann Strauss, von Suppe, Smetana and other great composers. Conducted by George Daugherty and created by Daugherty and David Ka Lik Wong, “Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II” spotlights such iconic classics as “What’s Opera, Doc?,” “The Rabbit of Seville,” “Rhapsody Rabbit,” “Long-Haired Hare,” “Show Biz Bugs,” “Baton Bunny” and others, plus two brand-new, critically-acclaimed 3D cartoons from Warner Bros. – “Rabid Rider” and “Coyote Falls.”  And capping it all off are special guest appearances by “Tom & Jerry in the Hollywood Bowl.” “Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II” is the latest incarnation of a concert project which has been receiving standing ovations and rave reviews around the world for the past 25 years, starting with the original versions, “Bugs Bunny on Broadway” (1990), and “Bugs Bunny at the Symphony” (2010). The three concerts have played to more than 2.5 million cheering audience members worldwide. The performance begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $45 for preferred (floor) seating and $29.50 for balcony. Students (up to age 18) are $25. Presenting Sponsor for the 2016-2017 season is Merrill Lynch Wealth Management. Presenting Concerts Sponsor for the 2016-2017 season is Hancock Bank. Additional presenting sponsors include Vie Magazine, Presenting Media Sponsor; SoWal.com, Presenting E-media Sponsor; and Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort and Spa; Presenting Accommodations Sponsors. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to SinfoniaGulfCoast.org or call (850) 460-8800. Editor’s Note: LOONEY TUNES and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. TOM AND JERRY and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © Turner Entertainment Co.  (s17)  


Sinfonia Gulf Coast was founded in 2005 on Florida’s Northwest Gulf Coast with the mission of redefining the symphony experience. Under the guidance of founder and Music Director Demetrius Fuller and a dedicated board of directors, the nonprofit orchestra is in its 11th season of innovative musical programming, designed to entertain, educate and inspire the community. Since it’s founding, Sinfonia Gulf Coast has presented more than 430 concerts and events, has collaborated with numerous nonprofits and businesses throughout the community and has reached more than 90,000 children through its Sinfonia Guest Artists in the Schools program/music education outreach initiatives. For more information on Sinfonia Gulf Coast, visit SinfoniaGulfCoast.org, call (850) 460-8800 or e-mail info@sinfoniagulfcoast.org.      


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