Press Release

August 30, 2016

Mary Chapin Carpenter
Sunday, September 25, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

(SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.) – 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.

Tickets start at $39 and are available through www.ScottsdaleArts.orgor 480-499-TKTS (8587).

For nearly 30 years, Mary Chapin 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. Carpenter’s new album features 11 new songs, including the lead track “Something Tamed Something Wild,” and has received widespread praise. Rolling Stonewrote, “ … the entire new album finds the songwriter at her most thoughtful and also at times sweetly whimsical, perfectly capturing the buoyant spirit of her early successes and also serving as a reminder that she remains one of the most grounded, sentient songwriters of her generation.”

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, 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, 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.

Through its dynamic partnership with the City of Scottsdale, the nonprofit Scottsdale Arts (formerly known as Scottsdale Cultural Council) creates diverse, inspired arts experiences and educational and outreach opportunities for the community, while fostering the active engagement of individuals, businesses, education and government with the arts. Since its founding in 1987, Scottsdale Arts has grown into a regionally and nationally significant, multi-disciplinary arts organization offering an exceptional variety of programs through three acclaimed operating divisions – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) and Scottsdale Public Art – serving more than 375,000 participants annually.

Since 1975, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts has provided a stage for a wide range of voices and perspectives, creating shared, inspiring experiences for the community that celebrate artistic excellence and cultural awareness. Today one of the premier performing-arts halls in the western United States, the Center presents a diverse season of dance, music, theater, comedy and film from around the world.

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts is located at 7380 E. Second St. in downtown Scottsdale. Free parking is available in the public parking garage located to the west of Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts on Wells Fargo Avenue. Additional free parking is available at the Old Town Parking Corral at East Second Street and Brown Avenue and at the Civic Center Library parking garage located on Drinkwater Boulevard at East Second Street.

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts7380 E. Second St.Scottsdale, AZ 85251
480-499-TKTS (8587)