MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER’S DEBUT ORCHESTRAL RECORD OUT NOW ON ZOË/ROUNDER RECORDS
ARRANGED AND CONDUCTED BY VINCE MENDOZA
SYMPHONIC SHOWS CONFIRMED WITH THE NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC, L.A. PHILHARMONIC, NASHVILLE SYMPHONY, ETC.
“...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, is out now 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.” A short video chronicling the making of the album can be viewed here.
In celebration of the release, Carpenter will embark on a worldwide symphonic tour later this month, including two special performances with the New York Philharmonic on February 28 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 tour also includes dates with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the Nashville Symphony, the L.A. Philharmonic, etc. See below for complete details.
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 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 BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Vince Mendoza
†with the Nashville Symphony
‡with the L.A. Philharmonic and Vince Mendoza
**with the New York Philharmonic, Vince Mendoza and special guests
#with the Phoenix Symphony
(additional dates to be announced)
January 24 /// Glasgow, Scotland /// Glasgow Royal Concert Hall*
January 29 /// Nashville, TN /// Schermerhorn Symphony Center†
February 8 /// Los Angeles, CA /// Walt Disney Concert Hall‡
February 28 /// New York, NY /// Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center**
March 1 /// New York, NY /// Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center**
April 4 /// Scottsdale, AZ /// Scottsdale Center for the Arts#