Bill Murray, Jan Vogler & Friends bring "New Worlds" to Carnegie Hall, October 16
A new collaboration between actor Bill Murray and cellist Jan Vogler comes to Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage on Monday, October 16, 2017 at 8pm, presented by Dorn Music.
Legendary actor Bill Murray surprises again with his versatility, teaming up with acclaimed German cellist Jan Vogler to present a spirited evening of music and literature, for one night only. In this rare live appearance, Murray – as both singer and narrator – brings his irresistible charm and wit to songs by Foster, Gershwin, Mancini, and Bernstein, as well as readings of classic American poetry and prose, in dialog with Vogler’s singing Stradivari cello.
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Actor Bill Murray and cellist Jan Vogler met on an airplane several years ago, and have developed this program to perform together after becoming intrigued by each other's artistic worlds. The performance features Murray and Vogler with violinist Mira Wang and pianist Vanessa Perez, and explores American values in music and literature and showcases the bridges artists have built between America and Europe. A studio album based on the live performance is planned for commercial release on a major label in August 2017.
The Carnegie Hall engagement follows performances at Wolfsburg, Germany (June 2); Dresden Music Festival, Germany (June 4); Festival Napa Valley, CA (July 20); Granada Theatre, Santa Barbara, CA (October 6); McCallum Theatre, Palm Desert, CA (October 7); Christopher Cohan Center, San Luis Obispo, CA (October 8); Chicago Symphony Center (October 10); The Royal Conservatory, Koerner Hall, Toronto (October 13).