Season Gala: Bill Murray, Jan Vogler & Friends
About This Event
The one-and-only Bill Murray will read Hemingway, Capote, and Mark Twain, dance a tango, and sing on the Koerner Hall stage. An ensemble led by his friend, cellist Jan Vogler, will perform works by Bach, Piazzolla, Ravel, and Bernstein, in this evening where music and literature meet in a clash of words and notes.
Please note: Tickets for this performance may be purchased by telephone, in person, and online. Tickets will be mailed or can be picked up in person starting September 15, 2017.
Full gala dinner packages are also available: includes a three-course dinner prior to concert and a champagne and dessert reception. For information about gala dinner packages please call 416.408.2824 x447.
Bill Murray, actor
Jan Vogler, cello
Mira Wang, violin
Vanessa Perez, piano
Johann Sebastian Bach: Prelude from Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007
Walt Whitman: from Song of the Open Road and Song of Myself
Stephen Foster: “Jeanie With the Light Brown Hair”
Ernest Hemingway: “With Pascin at the Dome” from A Moveable Feast
Astor Piazzolla: “La muerte del ángel”
George Gershwin: “It Ain’t Necessarily So” from Porgy and Bess
Astor Piazzolla: “Oblivion”James Fenimore Cooper: from The Deerslayer
Maurice Ravel: “Blues” from Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 2
James Thurber: “If Grant Had Been Drinking at Appomattox” from Writings and Drawings, Library of America
Henry Mancini: “Moon River”
Mark Twain: from Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Leonard Bernstein: “Somewhere,” “I Feel Pretty” & “America” from West Side Story (arr. Stephen Buck)
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