MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER CONFIRMS SUMMER TOUR DATES

INCLUDING PERFORMANCE WITH THE NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND CONDUCTOR VINCE MENDOZA AT WOLF TRAP

DEBUT ORCHESTRAL RECORD OUT NOW ON ZOË/ROUNDER RECORDS

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

Mary Chapin Carpenter will tour this summer in support of her highly acclaimed debut orchestral record, Songs from the Movie (Zoë/Rounder Records). The tour includes symphonic shows with the Seattle Symphony, the Utah Symphony, the Brevard Festival Orchestra and the Colorado Symphony Orchestra as well as a very special performance at Wolf Trap on August 1 with the National Symphony Orchestra and conductor Vince Mendoza with Peter Erskine (drums) and Matt Rollings (piano). See below for complete details.

Of Carpenter’s recent performances at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall with the New York Philharmonic, The New York Times praises, “…the orchestral version were open-ended and rhapsodic yet reticent, conjuring emotional subtleties like film scores,” while The Hollywood Reporter asserts, “…a stirring evening of music that provided a rich re-imagining of her lyrically emotive songs.”

Recorded at Air Studios in London, Songs from the Movie 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.” A short video chronicling the making of the album can be viewed here.

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.”

The past two years 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.

For further information please contact Asha Goodman (615.320.7753) or Carla Sacks (212.741.1000) at Sacks & Co.

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 ORCHESTRAL TOUR DATES
*with the Seattle Symphony
†with the Utah Symphony and Vince Mendoza
‡with the Brevard Festival Orchestra and Keith Lockhart
#with Indigo Girls and the Colorado Symphony and Vince Mendoza
**with the National Symphony Orchestra and Vince Mendoza
††with the New Albany Symphony Orchestra and Vince Mendoza
(additional dates to be announced)

July 8 /// Seattle, WA /// Benaroya Hall*
July 10 & 11 /// Brownfield, ME /// Stone Mountain Arts Center
July 12 /// Portsmouth, NH /// Prescott Park Arts Festival
July 13 /// Norfolk, CT /// Infinity Hall
July 19 /// Park City, UT /// Deer Park Amphitheater†
July 22 /// Brevard, NC /// Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium‡
July 27 /// Morrison, CO /// Red Rocks Amphitheatre#
August 1 /// Wolf Trap, VA /// Wolf Trap**
September 21 /// New Albany, OH /// Jeanne B. McCoy Center††