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Bill Murray goes classical for April 7 Heinz Hall show

Shirley McMarlin
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Bill Murray will team with German cellist Jan Vogler for a show highlighting classics of American literature and music, coming to Heinz Hall on April 7.

Actor Bill Murray’s latest creative endeavor is a far cry from his “Saturday Night Live” comedic roots — a stage show of readings from American literature, accompanied by a classical music ensemble led by German cellist Jan Vogler.

“Bill Murray, Jan Vogler & Friends” will come to Pittsburgh’s Heinz Hall on April 7.

Murray and Vogler met by chance in an airport security line, which led to a friendship and creation of an album called “New Worlds.” The collaboration “showcases the core of the American values in literature and music,” according to a news release.

Readings in the show include passages from Mark Twain, Ernest Hemingway, Walt Whitman and James Fennimore Cooper, set to music by Leonard Bernstein, George Gershwin and Stephen Foster.

Presented by Live Nation, the performance is “a fascinating encounter between great music and great literature featuring two masters of their art,” according to a the release.

Tickets for the show go on sale at 10 a.m. Feb. 16 at the Heinz Hall box office or .

Shirley McMarlin is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at 724-836-5750, [email protected] or via Twitter @shirley_trib.

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