Tickets are on sale for “New Worlds” with Bill Murray, Jan Vogler and Friends at 8 p.m. on April 11 at Eastman School of Music, 26 Gibbs St., Rochester.
Murray, Vogler, violinist Mira Wang and pianist Vanessa Perez will present works by Bernstein, Gershwin, Bach and Schubert with works of literature by Walt Whitman, Mark Twain and Ernest Hemingway.
Murray and Vogler met during their travels, and became friends in New York. The actor and the cellist decided to work together on a program that showcases the core of American values in literature and music and communicates the bridges artists built between America and Europe.
“New Worlds” premiered in 2017. It includes Hemingway’s “Did You Even Play a Musical Instrument?” from “The Art of Fiction No. 21” from “Paris Review”; Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Prelude” from Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007; and Whitman’s “Song of the Open Road” and “Song of Myself.”
“We are honored to welcome Bill Murray and his talented group of collaborators to Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre,” said Mike Stefiuk, director of concert activities. “Any Bill Murray fan will surely want to attend this special concert. Personally, I’m also looking forward to the possibility of sharing a conversation about our beloved Chicago Cubs.”
Tickets start at $45.50, and are available by phone at (585) 274-3000, online at eastmantheatre.org or at Eastman Theatre Box Office, 433 E. Main St., Rochester.