Bill Murray Has A Classical Album Out This Summer

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Bill Murray is trying his hand at classical music.

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.

Murray's live show will have its United States premiere at Festival Napa Valley in California on July 20. It's just been announced that Mr. Murray is recording a classical album.

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This is published unedited from the PTI feed. The next one to obsess over will be in Napa this summer at Festival Napa Valley: There, with Jan Vogler, an acclaimed classical cellist he met on an worldwide flight, plus violinist Mira Wang and pianist Vanessa Perez, he'll perform New Worlds on July 20. The album is expected to be out sometime in August.

Bill Murray is an enigmatic celebrity presence, with a beyond-successful acting career and with fan encounters abounding of hilarious encounters with the Hollywood legend ("No one will ever believe you").

Murray reads passages from Walt Whitman and Ernest Hemingway, while Vogler plays music from Franz Schubert, Johann Sebastian Bach, and Astor Piazzolla.

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According to the New York Times, the outfit will tour North America to explore themes of "American history and identity". Not much more is known about the tour except for an October date on the 16th at Carnegie Hall in NY and an October 13th show at The Royal Conservatory in Toronto.

"We are from four different continents", Murray said.

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