k.d. lang and the Brooklyn Philharmonic
Creators at Carnegie presents an hour of music from alt-country superstar k.d. lang. The talented singer and songwriter who has blurred distinctions between traditional and modern music performed a program of songs from her latest CD, Hymns of the 49th Parallel. For the concert, lang combined the sweeping sounds of the Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra with steel guitar and other rootsy elements of her touring band.
49th Parallel is lang's tribute to great Canadian songwriters, from Leonard Cohen and Joni Mitchell to Neil Young and Jane Siberry, among others. The Carnegie performance was immediately applauded by audiences and critics — both for its content and its acoustical clarity.
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