New Worlds with Bill Murray
WHAT: See Hollywood funnyman Bill Murray as you’ve never seen him before as he performs pieces by Foster, Gershwin and Bernstein alongside the renowned German cellist Jan Vogler in this Athens Festival highlight. Murray and Vogler struck up a friendship after meeting on a trans-Atlantic flight and cooking up a joint artistic project, showcasing each other’s work.
New Worlds is a performance bridging the artistic legacy of America and Europe, and highlighting the fundamental values of American literature and music. During their travels, the two men also met cellist Mira Wang and violinist Vanessa Perez, also performing in New Worlds. Celebrated for his long and fruitful film career in Hollywood, Murray will play a role unlike anything he’s ever done before. The superstar comedian will perform pieces by Foster, Gershwin and Bernstein, in addition to reading excerpts from classic American poets and writers (Whitman, Hemingway, Twain), to the sounds of Vogler’s Stradivarius cello. A fascinating crossover of music and literature by two great masters.
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WHEN: June 19.
WHERE: Odeon of Herodes Atticus
Areopagitou Dionisiou, Acropolis.