Mary Chapin Carpenter to Perform With New York Philharmonic
Mary Chapin Carpenter will experience another career first in a couple of weeks, when the songstress makes her debut with the prestigious New York Philharmonic.
On Feb. 28 and March 1, Carpenter will perform some of her most beloved songs, set to orchestral arrangements. She will be joined by longtime friends Joan Baez, Shawn Colvin, Jerry Douglas, Tift Merritt and Aoife O’Donovan for the two-night show.
The New Jersey native will also sing tunes from her recently-released album, 'Songs From the Movie,' which features Carpenter re-imagining some of her most-beloved hits, including 'Between Here and Gone,' 'Only a Dream' and 'Come On Come On,' set to orchestral arrangements. Acclaimed arranger, composer and six-time Grammy winner Vince Mendoza arranged and conducted for the record, which was recorded at Air Studios in London.
"The idea for doing this project -- about 15 years ago, I was doing a fundraiser with Don Henley, and Vince Mendoza was the arranger of all of the songs," Carpenter recalls to The Boot. "I stood on stage and listened to everyone sing them, as well as my own songs that I got to sing, and I just thought, ‘Oh my gosh, if I ever have a chance to take some existing songs and have them arranged for an orchestra, Vince would be the person, I would want to knock on his door to do it.’ I found his work to be so beautiful and emotional."
Tickets for both New York Philharmonic shows are available for purchase here.
Download 'Songs from the Movie' here.