Mary Chapin Carpenter makes her New York Philharmonic debut featuring special guests

Mary Chapin Carpenter

MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER CONFIRMS SPECIAL SHOWS WITH NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC

PERFORMANCES TO FEATURE GUESTS JOAN BAEZ, SHAWN COLVIN, JERRY DOUGLAS, TIFT MERRITT AND AOIFE O’DONOVAN

DEBUT ORCHESTRAL RECORD SONGS FROM THE MOVIE OUT JANUARY 14 ON ZOË/ROUNDER RECORDS, ARRANGED AND CONDUCTED BY VINCE MENDOZA

“…quietly spellbinding…the music of Ms. Carpenter is an unclassifiable hybrid of pop, folk and country…” – The New York Times

Mary Chapin Carpenter will make her New York Philharmonic debut in a retrospective program featuring songs from throughout her career. The special shows will take place on February 28, 2014 and March 1 at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall.

Carpenter’s longtime friends Joan Baez, Shawn Colvin, Jerry Douglas, Tift Merritt and Aoife O’Donovan will join her for guest appearances, all marking their Philharmonic debuts.

The program will include selections from Carpenter’s debut orchestral album, Songs from the Movie, which was arranged and conducted by six-time Grammy Award winner Vince Mendoza, and will be released January 14, 2014 on Zoë/Rounder Records. Mendoza will also make his Philharmonic debut conducting the program, which will also feature some of Carpenter’s collaborators, musicians Peter Erskine, Matt Rollings, Duke Levine, John Jennings, Jon Carroll and Vinnie Santoro all in their Philharmonic debuts.

Songs From The Movie pairs Carpenter’s songbook with an ensemble of London’s finest orchestral musicians and features Erskine (Weather Report, John Abercrombie, Rod Stewart, Michael Bublé, Joni Mitchell, Diana Krall) on drums.

Of the recording process, Carpenter comments, “Working with Vince Mendoza was incredibly inspiring. His arrangements gave these existing songs new meanings, new colors, new feelings, new destinations. To hear them played by the world class orchestra assembled at Air Studios was beyond any artistic experience that I could have imagined.”

2012 and 2013 have been landmark years for the acclaimed singer-songwriter. In addition to releasing Ashes and Roses (2012) to widespread critical acclaim, Carpenter was recently inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and won an Emmy award for her work on Nashville Public Television’s “No Going Back: Women and the War.”

Over the course of her career, Carpenter has recorded 12 albums and has sold over 13 million records. With hits like “Passionate Kisses” and “He Thinks He’ll Keep Her,” she has won five Grammy Awards (with 15 nominations), two CMA awards and two Academy of Country Music awards for her vocals. Her songs speak to the most personal of life’s details and the most universal.

Songs from the Movie tracklisting:

1. On and On It Goes
2. I Am A Town
3. Between Here and Gone
4. Ideas Are Like Stars
5. The Dreaming Road
6. Only A Dream
7. Come On Come On
8. Mrs. Hemingway
9. Where Time Stands Still
10. Goodnight America

Mary Chapin Carpenter 2014 Orchestral Tour Dates:

(Dates and information subject to change.)

January 24, 2014 Glasgow, Scotland Glasgow Royal Concert Hall*
February 8, 2014 Los Angeles, CA Walt Disney Concert Hall†
February 28, 2014 New York, NY Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center**
March 1, 2014 New York, NY Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center**
April 4, 2014 Scottsdale, AZ Scottsdale Center for the Arts‡

*with BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Vince Mendoza
†with the L.A. Philharmonic and Vince Mendoza
‡with the Phoenix Symphony
**with the New York Philharmonic, Vince Mendoza and special guests
(additional dates to be announced)

Photo credit: Russ Harrington

For the latest tour dates and information, please go to:

Mary Chapin Carpenter Official Website

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