Carole King's, "You've Got a Friend" (2020)

String Quartet (arrangement) || Commissioned by members of the National Philharmonic



Program Notes

Carole King's inspiring and uplifting chart-topper from her 1971 solo album, Tapestry is now more accessible than ever! This album became the first by a female artist to win four Grammy Awards and was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998.


Carole King is arguably the most celebrated and iconic songwriter of all time and she now has a Grammy-winning and Tony-winning musical bringing down houses all over the world! In 2012, she became the first woman to be awarded the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, presented by President Barack Obama, and her memoir made it to the New York Times best-seller list. Outside of an incredibly successful, and continuously evolving, musical career, she is actively involved with environmental organizations in support of wilderness preservation.

Notes sourced from Carole King’s biography at

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