"Bugs Bunny at the Symphony"

November 10, 2010

Nov. 12-14
Hilbert Circle Theatre

Call me a musical purist, but I’m not sure if the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra should cheapen itself by mixing minor music with the classics. In this case, it’s taking the musical masterpieces inspired by the genius of Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd and Daffy Duck and mixing in work created to back up such lesser lights as The Flintstones and Tom and Jerry. I’m sorry, but Hanna Barbera just doesn’t hold a candle to Warner Bros. (unless, of course,  Ann-Margrock and Bobby Darrock are vocalizing).

Ah, well, I suppose I have to move with the times. If it takes music for Scooby Doo to get people in the door to hear the more esoteric excellence of Bugs Bunny’s “Long-Haired Hare,” then so be it. For details, click here.