Bill Murray’s next gig: Gershwin, Schubert, Bach, poetry, with cellist Jan Vogler

Posted on: April 21, 2017

“Bill Murray’s curiosity seems boundless. It should be no surprise, then, to learn that his new project finds him paired with a classical cellist,” writes Tom Huizenga on Thursday (4/20) at NPR. “Jan Vogler and Murray met a few years back on an overseas flight, where the seeds of an idea were planted. The result is New Worlds, their new show which makes its U.S. debut at Festival Napa Valley on July 20, and will be released as an album in August. The performance features Murray singing a little Gershwin and reciting a little Whitman. Vogler, along with violinist Mira Wang and pianist Vanessa Perez, provide a soundtrack of Schubert, Bach and Piazzolla…. Murray isn’t new to either singing or poetry…. In the film Lost in Translation, he sang … Roxy Music’s ‘More Than This.’ … But more serious endeavors include his longtime support of the Poet’s House, a poetry library in lower Manhattan where he once gave an impromptu reading of Emily Dickinson and others, to a group of giggling construction workers…. New Worlds will tour in Europe and North America this summer and fall, with a final stop at Carnegie Hall Oct. 16.”

Posted April 21, 2017