Bill Murray at Orchestra Hall is a show no one else could have done … – Chicago Tribune

What happens when the one and only Bill Murray recites American literature and flexes his pipes on songs from the great American songbook, backed by three accomplished classical musicians at a packed Orchestra Hall?

A unique and hugely enjoyable entertainment happens, that’s what.

“New Worlds: Bill Murray, Jan Vogler and Friends” was the name of the show the famed Wilmette-raised actor and comedian, along with cellist Jan Vogler, violinist Mira Wang and pianist Vanessa Perez, brought to Symphony Center on Tuesday night as part of a national tour in support of their new Decca Gold album of the same name.

The sold-out concert gave the versatile entertainer and onetime Second City mainstay, 67, yet another late-career chance to reinvent himself, in a rather wonderful new species of performance art few others would have dreamed up or could have brought off so beautifully.


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