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Through a chance meeting on a flight from Berlin to New York, actor Bill Murray and cellist Jan Vogler became fast friends, curious about each others' artistic worlds and interests. The result of their collaboration is New Worlds, an unexpected and enchanting exploration of the intersection of music and literature. Both the recording and live events feature songs paired with literary readings brought to life with classical music. New Worlds is released today on Decca Gold, with multiple tour dates including Chicago, Buffalo, Santa Barbara, and New York City. (Full Itinerary Below)
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A classical music critic in New York City could conceivably never spend an evening at home, until now / The New York Times
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During COVID, Jan Vogler creates 'Music Never Sleeps NYC' / BroadwayWorld
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Bill Murray to receive lifetime achievement award at Rome Film Festival / UPI
Bill Murray will receive a lifetime achievement award at the 2019 Rome Film Festival in October. Festival organizers announced Monday on Twitter that director Wes Anderson will present Murray with the award during the annual event, which takes place Oct. 17-27 in 2019. Deadline said Murray, 68, will take part in an "in conversation" event hosted by Anderson. Directors Hirokazu Kore-eda, Olivier Assa...
Bill Murray joins Puss N Boots for 'Blue Christmas' / JamBase
Puss N' Boots was joined by Bill Murray on a rendition of "Blue Christmas" on Thursday night in New York City. The collaboration with the group featuring Norah Jones, Catherine Popper and Sasha Dobson took place at Sunny's Bar in Brooklyn, New York. Murray co-wrote and starred in the 2015 Netflix musical Christmas special A Very Murray Christmas and last year teamed with cellist Jan Vogler on the album N...
Bill Murray's singular blend of deadpan delivery and self-aware silliness was fully present at Strathmore / Washington Post
Bill Murray could probably recite his tax return and make an audience giggle. The mercurial artist's singular blend of deadpan delivery and self-aware silliness was fully present in his latest left turn, a show titled "New Worlds," presented Friday to a full house at Strathmore. Conceived with German cellist Jan Vogler, the provocative mix of European classical music, American literature and a little sta...
Bill Murray and friends bring 'New Worlds' to Center for the Performing Arts / Indianapolis Star
Actor and comedian Bill Murray will bring a mix of spoken-word and classical music to the Palladium in October, and tickets for the show go on sale next week. Murray and Jan Vogler, an acclaimed German cellist will bring "New Worlds" - an album on which Murray sings and reads American literature - to the stage Oct. 5. The duo will be accompanied by pianist Vanessa Perez and violinist Mira Wang, who is al...
Bill Murray!! yes, THAT Bill Murray is coming to Omaha / World-Herald
Bill Murray is coming to Omaha. Yes, that one. Peter Venkman. Carl Spackler. Phil Connors. Bob Harris. Bob Wiley. Steve Zissou. Murray will bring a live performance of his classical and literary mash-up album, "New Worlds," to the Holland Performing Arts Center on Sept. 30. It's a new addition to the Omaha Performing Arts season, which starts in September. "New Worlds" features Murra...
Bill Murray, Jan Vogler and Friends@Festival Theatre, Edinburgh was a surprisingly magical evening / The Scotsman
Despite being forewarned that this wouldn't be a traditional evening of anecdotal entertainment from the beloved Bill Murray, it's probably fair to say that no one in the audience knew quite what to expect from Murray, Jan Vogler and Friends at the Festival Theatre, Edinburgh. There was an initial sense of palpable unease when, after being greeted by a warm ovation, a soberly-suited Murray launched i...
Bill Murray and Jan Vogler will prove they can make beautiful music together at the Long Center / Austin Chronicle
Bill Murray and Jan Vogler are out to prove that an American comedian and a German cellist can make beautiful music together. Their live concert at the Long Center Sunday MARCH 18 builds on their recording New Worlds, on which Vogler played Bach and Piazzolla, Murray read poetry by Whitman and prose by Twain, and the friends collaborated on songs by Foster, Bernstein, and Gershwin. Through a chance meeti...
The collision of America and Europe comes to the Sydney Opera House / The Brag
Bill Murray is coming to the Sydney Opera House to perform a surreal art piece with acclaimed cellist Jan Vogler. The show, New Worlds, mixed "classical music (Ravel, Schubert, Saint-Saëns and Bach) with spoken word excerpts from American writers (Twain, Hemingway and Whitman) and classics from the American songbook, including Gershwin, Bernstein and Foster." Murray describes the piece as "the colli...
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The Paul Leslie Hour features interview with Jan Vogler and New Worlds giveaway
Listening to New Worlds, the debut album by Bill Murray, Jan Vogler and Friends has been an invigorating experience for me, it's beautiful to hear the marriage of literature and melodies. Many people know American actor and comedian Bill Murray for his diverse film appearances, but lately he's been honing another talent: reciting great excerpts of American literature and a little singing too.&nbs...
Bill Murray & Jan Vogler take us to - New Worlds / NPR: Morning Edition
Bill Murray has come a long way since his early days as Nick the Lounge Singer on Saturday Night Live. He made screwball comedies like Caddy Shack and Stripes. Then he made serious films, like Lost in Translation. His latest project is New Worlds, an album where he sings and reads American classics accompanied by a classical trio. It was created with the help of Jan Vogler, a German cellist and Murray...