Bill Murray to join cellist for music and spoken word tour

Bill Murray's latest project finds him singing Gershwin and Bernstein with classical cellist Jan Vogler

Andreas Rentz Getty Images Bill Murray's latest project finds him singing Gershwin and Bernstein with classical cellist Jan Vogler

The Ghostbusters star is working with cellist Jan Vogler to create New Worlds with a chamber music ensemble, according to the New York Times. Musical selections include some George Gershwin, Stephen Foster, and songs from West Side Story, while the readings will come from works by Walt Whitman and Ernest Hemingway. It's just been announced that Mr. Murray is recording a classical album.

Bill Murray is trying his hand at classical music. Murray and Vogler will also perform at Carnegie Hall in NY in October. For instance, one section finds Murray reading a part of Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn while the trio plays "Moon River".

Add this one to the ever-growing list of things that can't possibly be real that passes for Bill Murray's life.

The outfit are also set to embark on a North America tour which will "explore themes of American history and identity". However, it's clear Murray is taking his role as front man seriously and that he believes in the project, telling the Times, "When they start playing, the demand is so great that if you are attending to who you are right now, it brings out something that you couldn't have visualized or planned for". Two years later, Murray took Vogler on the Poets House annual poetry walk across the Brooklyn Bridge, and the first seeds of the project were planted. Further he also plans to perform with Vogler at Carnegie Hall in NY in October. "They're gone." Following the release of New Worlds, Murray will premiere the live show at Festival Napa Valley on July 20.

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