When it was initially revealed back over the summer that comedian and notorious minor league baseball owner Bill Murray would be teaming up with world renowned cellist Jan Vogler for a classical duet album, fans were filled with both curiosity and excitement. After all, most of his fans only think of Murray’s music career in terms of his role as Nick the Lounge Singer from his Saturday Night Live days.
Yet their collaboration of American standards has been pretty well received for the authenticity and emotion put into the music. So fans in the Denver area should be excited over the fact that Murray, Volger and their “Friends” (violinist Mira Wang and pianist Vanessa Perez) will be performing at the Bellco Theatre on Sunday, Dec. 10, for a night of "great music and great literature featuring two masters of their art."
Both Murray and Volger have only given select performances of their collaborative project since making their live debut at Germany’s Dresden Music Festival back in early June. They delivered a pair of concerts at Chicago’s Symphony Center and New York’s famed Carnegie Hall just last month. So with their first few public performances now in the rearview mirror, the two should be up to speed on how to make their live show a truly sensational experience.
“A program that showcases the core of the American values in literature and music,” the show's description reads on the Bellco Theatre’s event page. “A show that communicates the bridges artists have built between America and Europe.”
Similar to their previous performances, which can seen seen in the highlight clips above, Murray and Volger will put their own spin on songs originally penned by Foster, Gershwin and Mancini. Murray will also add his own lovable charm with readings of American poetry and literature to go with the melodic flow coming from Vogler's cello.
Tickets for the show on Dec. 10 are on sale now, and can be purchased by clicking here.