Bill Murray, Jan Vogler And Friends Announce New Zealand Show

Bill Murray, Jan Vogler And Friends Announce New Zealand Show

Monday 12th February, 2018 12:32PM

Beloved US actor and comedian Bill Murray recently released a musical collaboration with New York-based cellist Jan Vogler titled New Worlds, an album which brings together the artists' shared love of literature and classical music. In an unforeseen treat for local fans of the infamous comedian, Murray and Vogler will be performing their tunes at Wellington's Michael Fowler Centre this coming November as part of their New Worlds tour, accompanied by uber-talented collaborators violinist Mira Wang and pianist Vanessa Perez. Check out the info for this special show below...

Bill Murray, Jan Vogler & Friends
Wednesday 14th November - Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington

Watch a clip of Bill Murray, Jan Vogler & Friends performing a West Side Story medley on Late Show with Stephen Colbert...

Press release:

The legendary actor and comedian Bill Murray, and world renowned Cellist Jan Vogler are bringing their ‘New Worlds' tour to New Zealand this November. The two met during their travels and became friends in New York. Curious about each others artistic world and interests, the actor and the cellist soon had the idea to work together on a project.

A program that showcases the core of the American values in literature and music. A show that communicates the bridges artists have built between America and Europe. Twain, Hemingway, Whitman, Cooper, Bernstein, Gershwin and Foster are some of the strongest voices that influenced generations of humans in America and gave the world a picture of the charm, energy and creative force of the ‘New Worlds’.

"Mr. Murray described the idea as ‘the collision of America and Europe,’ in part reflected in the backgrounds of each of the four members of his new group. ‘We are from four different continents,’ he said. ‘And when the continents come together, the music moves right across the peninsulas from one to the other. It’s just a short journey from one continent to the other.”

In 2018, their idea for a joint program celebrates its premiere in New Zealand. The Hollywood star’s love for classical music is young and his art of language boundless. All the more reason to look forward to a fascinating encounter between great music and great literature featuring two masters of their art.

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