On February 28th and March 1, 2014, Mary Chapin Carpenter will be joining the New York Philharmonic at Lincoln Center for two very special concerts. Joined by esteemed guests and longtime friends Joan Baez, Shawn Colvin, Jerry Douglas, Tift Merritt and Aoife O’Donovan, Carpenter will present a retrospective program drawing on songs from a 14 album career.
Grammy Award-winner Vince Mendoza, who collaborated with Carpenter on the orchestral arrangements for Songs From The Movie, will make his Philharmonic debut conducting the program. Musicians Peter Erskine, Matt Rollings, Duke Levine, John Jennings, Jon Carroll, and Vinnie Santoro, will also join Carpenter on stage and make their Philharmonic debuts.
This season marks Carpenter’s first tour appearing with orchestras; she will also appear with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, and the Nashville Symphony Orchestra this season, with more dates to follow. More information on the NY Philharmonic show is available here. Ms. Carpenter’s debut orchestral album, Songs From the Movie, is now available for order! The album presents orchestral reinventions of classic Mary Chapin Carpenter compositions and is an artistic landmark for the singer-songwriter. Collaborating with Composer/Arranger and Producer Vince Mendoza (Sting, Diana Krall, Elvis Costello, Joni Mitchell) and working once again with Co-Producer Matt Rollings (Keith Urban, Lyle Lovett), Carpenter’s new record harkens to her love of classic film and symphonic music. order the album