Zack Ruskin

Contributor to Billboard

Bill Murray, Jan Vogler & Friends - New Worlds

Bill Murray Explores 'New Worlds' -- Classic Literature & Classical Music -- At Napa Valley Event

While history tells us that Mark Twain never had the pleasure of knowing Bill Murray, perhaps the writer had a premonition that one day the Lost in Translation star might call upon his words. Watching Murray deliver a passage from Adventures of Huckleberry Finn on Thursday night, it was as though the novel had been tailored to the beloved actor's talents, replete with Southern drawls and a revelation that sometimes the wrong thing pays the same as the right one. The performance was part of New Worlds, an evening featuring Murray, cellist Jan Vogler, violinist Mira Wang and pianist Vanessa Perez.