Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts will present acclaimed singer-songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter on Sunday, Sept. 25, showcasing her timeless hits and new songs from her latest album, The Things That We Are Made Of.
Singer-songwriter Garrison Starr will open the concert.
For nearly 30 years, Mr. Carpenter has earned the trust of her audience through her willingness to look deeply into
herself and to share joys and sorrows, good times and bad. Ms. Carpenter’s new album features 11 new songs, including the lead track “Something Tamed Something Wild,” and has received widespread praise.
Ms. Carpenter has recorded 14 albums and sold more than 14 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. She is also a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Most recently, in 2014, Ms. Carpenter released her acclaimed debut orchestral album, Songs From the Movie. Arranged and co-produced by six-time Grammy winner Vince Mendoza, the record is comprised of 10 previously recorded compositions, including “Between Here and Gone” and “Come On Come On.”
Since its release, Ms. Carpenter has performed alongside the New York Philharmonic, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the London Concert Orchestra, the L.A. Philharmonic and the National Symphony Orchestra, among many others. Carpenter’s 2014 orchestral tour also featured an outdoor concert with The Phoenix Symphony presented by Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts.
Tickets start at $39 and are available through www.ScottsdaleArts.org or by calling 480-499-8587.
The Scottsdale Independent is available for free every Wednesday.