We know you’ve heard it a thousand thousand times right now, but at this point, there’s pretty much nothing Bill Murray could do that would surprise us and that we wouldn’t be endlessly entertained by. He’ll pop up at a random bar in New York one day and sing “The Star Spangled Banner” at a Chicago Cubs game the next. It turns out that now, in a move that is both unexpected and totally not, Murray is working on New Worlds, a program of classical music that he plans to take on the road (via Vulture).
The New York Times reports that Murray is currently 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. The program supposedly includes Murray singing songs from West Side Story, and reading the works of Walt Whitman, Ernest Hemingway, and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
If this sounds up your alley (and it’s Bill Murray so of course it does), the show will premiere at Festival Napa Valley in California in July before being taken around North America. The aforementioned rehearsals have also been recording sessions, since a recording of the show will also be released in August.
This isn’t the first we’ve heard of Murray’s musical endeavors in recent days, since he also just appeared in a Paul Shaffer song. If New Worlds has a performance in your area, you’ll be there right? Let us know what you think in the comments!
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