Bill Murray to join cellist for music and spoken word tour

Calvin Saunders
April 22, 2017

Bill Murray is turning his attention to music again with a classical album due to arrive in August.

The New York Times reports that Murray is now in a Manhattan studio working on the program, which pairs chamber music led by the cellist Jan Vogler, who has played with New York Philharmonic, with songs and literary readings by Murray. The New York Times is reporting that the former Ghostbuster is at work on a new project, other than busting ghost, called "New Worlds". The paper explained that the unlikely collaboration with the internet's patron saint came about after Vogler and Murray struck up a conversation on a flight from Berlin to NY.

At 66, Bill Murray doesn't have much more to accomplish in the world of comedy or film.

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He'll also be accompanied by Violinist Mira Wang and pianist Vanessa Perez, who'll play Schubert, Back and Piazzolla as his backing music.

Though the project is a bit out of Murray's wheelhouse, he's clearly excited to be a part of something that explores "themes of American history and identity", and already seems to be gaining a new artistic perspective. Further he also plans to perform with Vogler at Carnegie Hall in NY in October. Murray has described the project as "the collision of America and Europe", explaining that the group hail from four different continents. "They're gone." Following the release of New Worlds, Murray will premiere the live show at Festival Napa Valley on July 20. "It's just a short journey from one continent to the other", he told the New York Times.

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