MCC To Perform With NY Philharmonic; New Album Avail For Pre-OrderDecember 11 2013
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.
In addition, Ms. Carpenter’s debut orchestral album, Songs From the Movie, is now available for pre-order! Due January 14, 2014, 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. Pre-orders are available here
Mary Chapin To Perform With The Nashville SymphonyNovember 04 2013
Mary Chapin will be joining the Nashville Symphony at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center on January 29th, performing songs from her debut orchestral record, Songs From The Movie, which will be released on January 14th. Complete details can be found here.
Mary Chapin Carpenter’s Songs From The Movie Out January 14 On Zoe/Rounder RecordsOctober 23 2013
ORCHESTRAL RECORD ARRANGED AND CONDUCTED BY VINCE MENDOZA
SYMPHONIC PEFORMANCES CONFIRMED
“…quietly spellbinding…the music of Ms. Carpenter is an unclassifiable hybrid of pop, folk and country…”—The New York Times
Mary Chapin Carpenter’s debut orchestral record, Songs From The Movie, will be released January 14 on Zoë/Rounder Records. Recorded at Air Studios in London, the album was arranged and conducted by six-time Grammy Award winner Vince Mendoza (Sting, Diana Krall, Chris Botti, Elvis Costello, Björk, Joni Mitchell) and was produced by Carpenter and Mendoza along with Matt Rollings (Keith Urban, Lyle Lovett). Featured on the album are new interpretations of ten beloved songs by Carpenter, including “Between Here and Gone” and “Come On Come On.” See reverse for complete track-listing.
In celebration of the album, Carpenter is set to embark on her first tour with a live orchestral backing. The tour will run throughout 2014 and includes a special debut performance at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra on January 24 as well as a date at L.A.’s Disney Concert Hall with L.A. Philharmonic on February 8. See reverse for complete details.
Songs From The Movie pairs Carpenter’s songbook with an ensemble of London’s finest orchestral musicians and features Peter 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.”
The past two years have been landmark years for 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 track-listing
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 TOUR DATES
November 1 Wichita, KS The Orpheum Theatre*
November 2 Springfield, MO Gillioz Theatre*
November 3 Columbia, MO Missouri Theater*
November 4 Dallas, TX Majestic Theatre*
November 6 Austin, TX The Paramount Theatre*
November 7 The Woodlands, TX The Big Barn*
November 8 Baton Rouge, LA Manship Theatre*
November 9 Pensacola, FL Saenger Theatre*
November 10 Oxford, MS Gertrude C. Ford Center*
January 24 Glasgow, Scotland Glasgow Royal Concert Hall†
February 8 Los Angeles, CA Walt Disney Concert Hall‡
April 4 Scottsdale, AZ Scottsdale Center for the Arts**
*with Shawn Colvin
†with BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Vince Mendoza
‡with the L.A. Philharmonic and Vince Mendoza
**with the Phoenix Symphony
(additional dates to be announced)
Mary Chapin featured on BBC’s Transatlantic Sessions: Series 6September 21 2013
To our UK friends,
Mary Chapin is featured on the sixth series of the BBC’s “Transatlantic Sessions,” which was filmed overlooking the beautiful and scenic Loch Lomond in Scotland. The “Transatlantic Sessions” continue to revisit shared roots and forge new common ground between today’s finest Celtic and Americana musicians. Don’t miss the next episode, airing this Sunday in Scotland. The series will debut to the rest of the UK next Friday, September 27th.
For more information, visit http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00gtlnv/episodes/guide#b03bgntx
Mary Chapin featured on The 78 ProjectSeptember 04 2013
In August of last year, Mary Chapin recorded a special rendition of “The Water Is Wide” for The 78 Project as part of their documentary journey across America.
The 78 Project pairs musicians with the recording technology of the early 20th century. With just one microphone, an authentic 1930′s Presto direct-to-acetate disk recorder, and one blank lacquer disc, musicians are given a single take to cut a record anywhere they choose.