4 June 2018
The story goes that acclaimed German cellist Jan Vogler and actor Bill Murray met on a transatlantic flight to New York. The idea was hatched to create a ‘theatrical album’ – a blend of poems by Whitman and passages from Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Hemingway’s A Moveable Feast and Capote’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s, interspersed with instrumental pieces by Bach, Ravel and Piazzolla and classic songs from the Gershwins, Bernstein and Stephen Foster all the way up to Van Morrison.
The resulting album, New Worlds was released last September. Any sceptics should wait to see the show live after the US debut received surprisingly stellar reviews. Bill Murray, accompanied by a virtuoso chamber trio: Vogler on cello, violinist Mira Wang, and pianist Vanessa Perez will be performing for the first time in the UK at the Southbank’s Royal Festival Hall on 4 June 2018. Book your tickets now – on sale from Friday 29 March.