Mary Chapin Carpenter to perform at OCCC

Tickets for the public go on sale Jan. 16.

    (Published: 01-13-2015)

Mary Chapin Carpenter

Five-time Grammy award winning singer-songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter will treat concert goers to a rare acoustic performance at Oklahoma City Community College's (OCCC) Visual and Performing Arts Center Theater Monday, March 30, at 7:00 p.m.

The tour marks Carpenter's return to singing both timeless hits and deep cuts from her expansive and beloved 13-album catalog after performing with orchestras in early 2014. Carpenter will be joined onstage by longtime friends Jon Carroll (piano) and John Doyle (guitars, bouzouki). The show will also feature special guest Aoife O'Donovan.

Carpenter has spent the past year performing alongside world-renowned orchestras since the release of her debut orchestral album, Songs From the Movie, which was conducted and arranged by six-time Grammy Award winner Vince Mendoza. Carpenter's world debut orchestral concert took place Jan. 24 at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall alongside the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. In March, she performed two milestone concerts at New York's Lincoln Center with the New York Philharmonic, conducted by Mr. Mendoza, and was joined by special guests Joan Baez, Shawn Colvin, Jerry Douglas, Tift Merritt and O'Donovan.

Over the course of her career, Carpenter has sold over 13 million records. With hits like "Passionate Kisses" and "He Thinks He'll Keep Her," she has more than a dozen Grammy 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.

The performance will take place at the OCCC Visual and Performing Arts Center Theater, located at 7777 S. May Avenue. Tickets go on sale Jan. 16. Prices are $28-$52 and tickets can be purchased online at tickets.occc.edu, by calling (405) 682-7579 or in-person at OCCC Box Office.

To learn more about the OCCC Performing Arts Series visit www.occc.edu/pas. Learn more about Mary Chapin Carpenter by visiting www.marychapincarpenter.com.