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Bill Murray, Jan Vogler and Friends: New Worlds

Wednesday, October 11
Kleinhans Music Hall, 8:00 pm

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The envelope-pushing Bill Murray delves into classical music and the American experience with this show blending literature and music.

Four years ago, Murray was seated across from cellist Jan Vogler on a transatlantic flight. The two men struck up a conversation, and then a friendship. They bonded over a shared love of poetry, and decided to embark on an artistic collaboration.

On October 11, Murray and Vogler bring “New Worlds” to Kleinhans Music Hall. The simple title speaks to both the project’s origins as a collaboration between two different artistic worlds, and to the theme of the project itself.

“New Worlds” uses chamber music performed by Vogler, violinist Mira Wang and pianist Vanessa Perez and literary readings by Murray to communicate America’s core values. The program seeks to illuminate the ties between great American authors and composers, and explores how they reinvented European traditions in music and literature to create a wholly American aesthetic.