The New York Philharmonic has gotten a bit more animated this season.
The orchestra welcomed a touring concert called “Bugs Bunny at the Symphony,” and like the name suggests, it's intended to bring back childhood memories of cartoons and great classical music.
"More people discovered classical music through Looney Tunes when they were children than probably from any other source, because not every city has these incredible young people's concerts like the New York Philharmonic does. So in the rest of the country people were discovering music from Bugs Bunny, and Elmer Fudd and the Looney Tunes," said George Daugherty, Creator/Conductor of Bugs Bunny at the Symphony.
Bugs Bunny at the Symphony has been touring around the world for 25 years. It includes live performances of original scores from Warner Brothers' cartoons with the cartoons projected on a big screen.
For the New York Philharmonic, playing along to a classic American cartoon is just one more way it can attract new audiences to the concert hall.